Kaleidoscope Needs Your Help

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Long time followers of my work will know that some months ago I accepted a post as a Director of Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, whose goal is the removal of anti-gay laws across the Asia Pacific. There are still far too many countries in the world where it’s illegal to be gay.

Our patron, Michael Kirby explains what we do, and why he thinks it’s so important, especially in the fight against HIV and AIDS. You can support us too: make a secure donation here. Thank you!

Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation promotes and protects the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Asia Pacific region. But we can’t do it without funds, which is why I’m asking you to give what you can to support our work. A secure donation link is below.

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It’s my job to as Community Liaison Director of the Foundation to manage and nurture all relationships between Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and related groups both in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region.

This role includes maintaining good relations with the organisations we collaborate with, the coordination of training, and managing requests from activists across the Asia Pacific. But I can’t do it without your help.

Our biggest challenge is to change hearts and minds, so that LGBTI throughout the Asia Pacific region can live free and happy lives, without the threat of jail or worse, just for being who they are and loving who they love. Please donate whatever you can spare. Thanks.

Doug Pollard

Michael Kirby spoke at greater length with Anton Enus on SBS News, just before CHOGM in Sri Lanka

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About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/public-nominations.html "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)