Queer Amnesty - Resist Together

Apply to join Queer Amnesty.

We are starting a new activist group to take action on international LGBTI rights.

LGBTI rights are human rights. Amnesty International is committed to standing up to discrimination against LGBTI people around the world. Through our work (research, campaigning, advocacy and activism), we resist discrimination and fight to advance LGBTI human rights.

Whilst there has been positive changes across the world, LBGTI people still face increased discrimination, threats and violence. From the crackdown on LGBTI ‘ideology’ in Poland to discrimination in Russia and Pride marches being threatened all over the world. In Ireland, we have a committed generation of LGTBI activists, emboldened and galvanized by unprecedented human rights wins in Ireland in the last five short years and we want to harvest that wisdom and harness that enthusiasm to take action internationally.

As part of this group you will:

• Gain a deeper understanding of Amnesty International’s work
• Receive 6 evenings of training (incl. but not limited to human rights, current international LGBTI issues, activism, lobbying, event and action planning, activism and self-care)
• Meet other LGBTI activists and like-minded people
• Design and create LGBTI actions and events and actions


Membership is aimed at individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, non-binary, Intersex. We encourage applications from all genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. We are seeking applicants over 18 years of age.


Applications have re-opened. Please apply by 9 November to be eligible to join next meeting on 11 November.

Time commitment

These trainings will take place via online chats and webinars. The group will meet formally online for six weeks, every Wednesday evening from 28th October – 9th December at 18.00-19.30.

Group Structure

The group has no formal structure with all members on an equal standing. However, we formally seek representation from all members of the LGBTI Community – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, non-binary and intersex.


The group will be facilitated for the first 6 weeks by activist and artist Neil Watkins and by Amnesty’s campaigns and activism staff. There will also be times were external facilitators will be brought in who have expertise on specific issues.

To apply

Please fill in your details and we will be in touch.

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  • Do you identify as LGBTI? If comfortable, please specify:
  • Why do you want to be part of this group?
  • What skills and experience can you bring to this group?
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