As you look at the political situation around you, in your country or your region, what do you see as the most important priorities for changing or introducing laws or policies? Workplace discrimination is common. The most important doors now ajar, though, are arguably those to funders.
We chose to concentrate on those regions because activism around sexuality there faces intense pressures with far fewer resources than elsewhere.
Some of those reports are anecdotal partly because lesbians have little visibility, both within the movement and before the state and society: abuses against them go unrecognized and their needs unmet. While even highly restrictive countries have allowed selected NGOs limited freedom to operate since the s began, the limits are tightly drawn.
Regional networks and cooperation among LGBT social movements—especially lesbian and transgender groups—have had a powerful effect. The police extortion often involves money. Getting wired remains expensive. Human rights organizations suffer especially from harassment, bureaucratic restrictions, surveillance, and arrests.