The event will raise funds before, during and after the event through donations and it's sponsors. ILRF commits to financial transparency and 100% of the proceeds to support numerous organizations on the ground in the areas most affected and to global support organizations committed to decriminalizing and assisting at risk LGBTQI+ individuals.
A partial list of current confirmed organizations include:
(Canada / USA)
Rainbow Railroad is an organization that protects LGBTQI individuals and enables them to live in freedom and safety in their own country. The organization is focused on providing solutions for LGBTQI people who need immediate assistance because they are facing a serious threat to their lives and safety.
The Humsafar Trust
The Humsafar Trust (HST) was founded in April 1994 by reputed journalist Ashok Row Kavi, to reach out to LGBTQ communities in Mumbai Metro and surrounding areas. After much networking and advocacy with the Mumbai Municipal Corporation it became the first openly Gay Community Based Organisation to be allotted space in a Municipal building in Mumbai.
Queer Youth Uganda
Queer Youth Uganda was founded in 2006 to empower LGBTQ Youths in Uganda and ensure their full participation in human development. Its founder, Sam Opio (Leticia), has been involved at local, national and international level and also participated in different forums, such as the African Commission for Human and People's Rights, and Human Rights Council Geneva. Through her participation, she has contributed towards the SOGI working group in Geneva, where in 2010 she presented statements against countries with harmful laws in relation to the LGBTI community. She has also been involved in campaigns against the Anti Homosexuality law in Uganda, is a board member for Pan African ILGA.
The Initiative for Equal Rights
(TIERs) is a Nigeria-based registered non-for-profit organisation working to create a society where human rights are guaranteed regardless of status, identity, orientation and affiliation. They exist to protect, uphold and promote the rights and humanity of all Nigerians through advocacy, empowerment, education, and the provision of safe platforms of convergence. The organisation was founded in 2005 as a response to the discrimination and marginalisation of sexual minorities in both HIV prevention programming, human rights protection, advocacy, and mainstream human rights work.