Around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer persons and persons of another gender and sexual orientation (LGBTIQ+) face discrimination and violence. But everyone should have the right to be themselves. It doesn’t matter who you are or whom you love. That is why the SCCN promotes equal rights for LGBTIQ+ people worldwide.
Homosexuality is a criminal offence in over 70 countries around the world. In some countries it carries the death penalty. LGBTIQ+ persons are often afraid to report violence to the police. They are worried they will be identified as LGBTIQ+.
The SCCN is committed to:
- abolishing the criminalisation of homosexuality;
- fighting anti-LGBTIQ+ discrimination;
- promoting the social acceptance of LGBTIQ+ persons.