In this section of the website we will be including resources that media, researchers and interested parties can use.
We have assembled a detailed page listing all the 77 countries that currently criminalise homosexuality , what the laws are in each. and whether they have signed the ICCPR and its Optional Protocol that allows individuals to take a complaint of a human rights violation to the UN Human Rights Committee. Nick Toonen made such a complaint and it lead to the repeal of Tasmania’s sodomy laws (Toonen v Australia, 1994).
Canberra – Refugees
Mardi Gras – Queer Thinking
Board member Raymond Roca delivered a presentation in early 2015 setting out a “glocal” approach to LGBTI rights in Asia, where global LGBTI advocacy is adapted to local needs. The presentation was delivered at the Queer Thinking event that took place on 21 February 2015 as part of Sydney’s Mardi Gras Festival. Click on the left to open the presentation.
Castan Center Conference 2013
Kaleidoscope Australia President, Dr Paula Gerber gave the following speech on the UN’s work in the area of LGBTI rights at the 2013 Castan Centre conference.
In 2013, we worked with our colleagues at Kaleidoscope Trust in the UK, and over 20 other LGBTI groups in the Commonwealth, to produce the groundbreaking Speaking Out report which gave voice to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and third gender from every Commonwealth country in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka: