Policy paper

DFID’s approach on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) rights

DFID’s approach on LGB&T rights focuses on working with organisations in developing countries; building new relationships and utilising evidence to support change.

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DFID recognises that the realisation of human rights underpins sustainable development. Across our work we will seek to protect the human rights of LGB&T people, and to ensure that all groups are able to share in the benefits of development, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In order to move DFID’s work on LGB&T rights into the next phase, DFID will focus on building clarity and narrative around non-discrimination in development, positioning LGB&T as a core development issue; identifying and engaging with the Southern voices that are beginning to emerge; building new relationships (with civil society and the private sector for example) for indirect influence on decision-makers and on society, and, developing and utilising evidence to support sustainable change.

Published 9 February 2016