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With more than 7 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or ideological interests, we work to protect the rights of people worldwide and have established organizations in 68 countries.

Amnesty International believes that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, should be able to enjoy the full range of human rights, without exception. However, every day, across the globe, sexual orientation or gender identity leads to abuse in the form of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture, or even execution. Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity can take a variety of forms and these contravene the basic tenets of international human rights law.

By highlighting instances of abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and by organizing and mobilizing to create change, Amnesty’s activists work to protect the basic dignity of LGBT people. www.amnestyusa.org/LGBT

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