Staying Safe

Staying safe – physically and emotionally – is one of the major challenges for those advancing the rights of people discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality. For many forms of activism, activists are required to make themselves and their organisations visible, whether through testimonies in court cases, public marches and pickets, or named petitions and affidavits. By making themselves visible they may also be exposing themselves, friends and family, to risk.

This section presents some practical activities to help you to stay safe.