What is CampaignOUT?
At ReportOUT, we campaign for social justice for sexual and gender minorities, and we want to bring an end to the injustice, discrimination and human rights abuses of people globally. Our CampaignOUT project is about increasing the temperature on those who would bring harm to us, as well bringing the wider public on board with our journey. Whether we are involved with developing campaigner societies in educational establishments, raising awareness of human rights abuses or engaging with global activists and mechanisms, our Campaign Officers are a dedicated and motivated team.
Please explore some of our previous,
current and upcoming work below.
Current Campaign: Corrective Rape
One of the most brutal forms of so-called ‘conversion’ therapy is the practice of ‘corrective rape.’ Also known as ‘curative rape’, this is a hate crime in which one or more people are raped because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The common intended consequence of the rape, as seen by the perpetrator, is to ‘turn’ the person heterosexual or to enforce conformity with gender stereotypes. In the U.K., corrective rape has not been part of the dialogue in terms of ending conversion therapy, and we want to make sure that it is. Want to read about our plans? See more information below.
Why we must leave
no one behind
In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations made history and adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. ReportOUT are part of the mission of 2030 Agenda which specifically state that we should ‘leave no one behind’ and to ‘reach the furthest behind first,’ which is often sexual and gender minorities.
With this in mind, we have developed our SDG Champions. A team of our volunteers come together to take our work further. They map what we do to not only the UN Declaration of Human Rights and the Yogyakarta Principles, but also to Agenda 2030.
Exposure: Global Photography Competition (2021)
Our ‘Exposure’ Global Photography Competition is open to sexual and gender minorities across the globe. It is about exposing to the world, your own authentic photographs of your activism, your pride, your resistance and your community. We invite you to submit your own photography to our competition, so we can build up a photobank of what is happening across the world, with winning pieces receiving a prize! You do not have to be an expert photographer to take part and we invite all to get involved.
'Green in the Rainbow' Project
The climate emergency is the most significant challenge facing the global community, but its impacts are not felt equally. Sexual and gender minorities are disproportionately impacted by the effects of the climate crisis due to their marginalisation in society, and will be at the forefront of climate breakdown.
The Green in the Rainbow project is a year-long research project which will document how the climate emergency impacts on LGBTQI+ communities in the UK, producing a list of recommendations aimed at ensuring that sexual and gender minorities are not left behind in the response to the crisis.