Individuals have a basic right to a sexual orientation and to a gender identity.
Homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia are some of the root causes of sexism and inequality in the world. Oxfam supports partner organisations in advancing LGBTQ+ rights worldwide.
In June 2014 Oxfam attended World Pride in Toronto, Canada where they showcased the innovative work done by Oxfam partners’ in advancing LGBTQ+ rights around the world.
Oxfam organised and participated in a variety of events, including hosting “Break Another Silence”, a speakers panel that brought together leaders from four continents to profile victories in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights worldwide.
Oxfam’s vision is a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. This is core and central to our work and approach to eliminating injustice and poverty.
Pop along to Oxfam Books Petergate to find out more, and see how we are celebrating York Pride in store!
York Pride 2018 is on Saturday 9th June. The parade sets of from York Minster at 11:45am. #FlagItUp