The Equality Advocacy Project

“We work to end violence against the LGBTQ community”

Established in 2018 in Madrid, The Equality Advocacy Project is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people mobilized to fight homophobia and create a more inclusive world


We combat any attacks to the members of the LGBTQ community and work towards a proactive vision of equality, regardless of sexual orientation. We demand accountability from individuals, institutions and countries that perpetuate homophobic narratives or limit the rights, safety, and financial security of the LGBTQ community. 

The Equality Advocacy Project deals with various aspects —violence, healthcare, financial security, and justice— to challenge homophobia and violence against the LGBTQ community to achieve real equality for all LGBTQ people through cultural and policy changes.

Our mission is to achieve legal and systemic change that addresses violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people around the world.

How do we do it

  • We participate in international spaces to present and advocate for concrete policy proposals for LGBTQ rights worldwide

  • We raise awareness through the media about the persecution of the LGBTQ community in the world
  • We raise funds to support the LGBTQ community and their work in helping victims of LGBTQ persecution and violence 

  • We lobby powerful decision-makers to take account of the interests of the at-risk and less fortunate LGBTQ people

  • We organize media tour with LGBTQ activists



Same-sex relations are illegal in 72 countries

Brazil has the world’s highest LGBTQ murder rate, with hundreds killed in 2017

In member states of the United Nations, a person can be sentenced to death for participating in consensual sexual activity with someone of the same sex. 

Less than one billion of the world’s population live in countries where same-sex marriage or civil partnerships are recognized. In contrast, almost 2.8 billion people live in countries that criminalize homosexual people, imposing severe punishments such as imprisonment, lashings, and even death sentences.​

According to the ILGA, the death penalty can be applied in Sudan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, and in some areas in Nigeria and Somalia. In theory, the death penalty can also be applied in Mauritania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates through the Sharia law.

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