New U.S. organization aims to boost LGBTI rights abroad

A new international focused LGBTQIA rights organization…


United States-based Alturi, a non-profit organization devoted to helping  LGBTI communities worldwide, launched publicly Sept. 30.

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (Photo courtesy of Loretta Sanchez) U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (Photo courtesy of Loretta Sanchez)

Supporters at the launch included  U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), who has introduced the Global Respect Act to protect the basic human rights of the international LGBTI community.

Alturi provides an online platform ( that enables people “to take a stand against the violence and discrimination confronting the international LGBTI community and provide direct help for LGBTI advocates around the world.”

“At this historic moment, Americans have the opportunity to learn about and support the people on the frontlines of the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s rights and dignity around the globe,” said Steve Roth, director and co-founder of Alturi. “Even as we celebrate marriage equality…

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