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How is your country doing?

globe of hopeThere are only 9 countries out of 196 in the world which have legal equality:

Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden.

We congratulate them in taking the legal steps necessary on the road to full equality.  But remember, the reality on the street can still be a very different story...particularly in South Africa for example.

We think it’s very simple:

If you cannot happily hold hands with, kiss, or marry your partner in public the same way that other people can, then you are not equal.  Either your government or other people are treating you as a second class citizen. And baby, you were born this way, so why should you be treated as a second class citizen?

Take a look at the LGBT Rights in your country - scroll down the page until you find your country and you will see how it is doing. Green ticks/checks are good :-) ...red crosses are bad :-(  Can you believe there are still 80 countries in the world where it is illegal to be gay?

Wikipedia shows the LGBT Rights in each country or territory, based upon the following categories:

Same-sex sexual activity
Recognition of same-sex relationships
Same-sex marriage
Same-sex adoption
Allows gays to serve openly in military?
Anti-discrimination based on Sexual Orientation
Anti-discrimination Laws concerning gender identity/expression

We actually think there should be two more categories:

Can LGBT people happily hold hands in public the same way that other people can?
Can LGBT people happily kiss in public the same way that other people can?

…but of course it’s more difficult to measure these things. What do you think?

Join the campaign for full equality and diversity around the world by becoming part of the You Make Me Proud project.

...it's time to change the world!

...get involved and change the world!

Sing Out!

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Help create the world’s largest online choir and sing the song “You Make Me Proud” in favour of equality and diversity and against homophobia and discrimination in the world

Lend your voice, record your video, and become part of this amazing project!

Each video is mixed into the virtual choir video which becomes an ever expanding mosaic of voices and faces around the world as more and more people participate over the life of the project.

Every month a new mix is released and the virtual choir gets bigger and bigger!

I want to sing out!

Shout Out!

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Can't sing?

Don't worry! You can have your voice heard by recording your own video message saying who makes you proud and why.

Help to inspire people in other communities or countries!

You don't have to shout! You can just talk if you like! Or express yourself in any way you want! You can even make it funny!

You can do it on your own, or with your loved-ones, friends, family, or whoever you want.

I want to shout out!

Write Out!

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"I woke up this morning, very excited that the website is about to go live, and I thought wouldn't it be great to have a lovely Write Out! submission already there as some inspiration for the future..."

Howard Alexander, UK


grant and aaron proposal

"Aaron is my best friend, we have a great connection and I couldn't imagine spending the rest if my life with anyone else..."

Grant and Aaron, USA

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latest messages

"I woke up this morning, very excited that the website is about to go live, and I thought wouldn't it be great to have a lovely Write Out! submission already there as some inspiration for the future..."

Howard Alexander, UK


grant and aaron proposal

"Aaron is my best friend, we have a great connection and I couldn't imagine spending the rest if my life with anyone else..."

Grant and Aaron, USA

...read more

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Don't have a video camera?

Don't worry! You can write your story and tell us who makes you proud and why.

You can also attach a photo of yourself or of the person who makes you proud.

Help to inspire people in other communities or countries around the world with your own personal stories!

Remember to finish your story with the phrase "....and that's why [name of person/people/organisation] You Make Me Proud!"

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