Dear Friend of Equality,
Today, freedom and safety are under threat for many communities around the world. This is especially true for millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people globally who struggle for basic safety, dignity and respect on a daily basis. Yet many are making the choice to fight – and so are YOU by standing with Alturi.
Alturi was founded with a simple yet incredibly ambitious approach to helping improve the lives of LGBTI people globally. We realized that concerned Americans and our allies abroad needed a venue where they could learn about and support efforts to combat violence and discrimination against LGBTI people in every country, region, and locale. In short, we launched Alturi to help build a global movement for LGBTI equality and YOU can join the movement today by becoming an Alturi Global Advocate.
Alturi Global Advocates enable us to stand with our brothers and sisters worldwide who face discrimination and oppression, such as in Russia where homophobic leaders like Vladimir Putin and other politicians stigmatize LGBTI individuals and systematically strip away their rights.
Alturi Global Advocates enable us to connect us with activists on the ground like Cavid Nabiyev of Azerbaijan, so that we can better understand the fights ahead and the resources needed to be successful. When pictures of his engagement to another man surfaced in Azerbaijani media a year ago, Cavid had to flee for his life. Now he fights prejudice and discrimination from afar as he awaits progress on his asylum case in Germany.
Alturi Global Advocates enable us to provide support to important organizations like Queer Youth Uganda, which works to tackle discrimination, harassment, and violence against young LGBTI people in that country.
Today, I’m asking you to stand with Alturi by making a tax-deductible contribution of $35 to become an Alturi Global Advocate. Your contribution enables us to inform, educate, and connect Americans with LGBTI-supportive organizations around the world as we stand with all global citizens committed to dignity and equality.
Over the coming weeks, you will hear more about Alturi and the work and people YOU are supporting, including trailblazing LGBTI leaders committed to global equality. I want to express my sincere gratitude and thanks for taking the time to become an Alturi Global Advocate and for committing to #standwithalturi.
Co-Founder and Director