human rights watch works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender peoples rights, and with activists representing a multiplicity of identities and issues. (epaanatoly maltsev) across the globe, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (lgbt) continue to face endemic violence, legal discrimination, and other human rights violations on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The charter currently is a non binding document but is important since it expresses the eu vision on human rights. protection from abuse remained elusive for lesbians, gay men, and bisexual and transgender people in 2000, despite the reaffirmation in the universal declaration of human rights. Human rights violations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (lgbt) people in guatemala a shadow report submitted for consideration at the 104th session of the human rights committee march 2012, new york submitted to the united nations human rights committee by. In 1986, after more than two decades of support for lesbian and gay struggles, the american civil liberties union established a national lesbian and gay rights project. Working in close collaboration with the aclus affiliates nationwide, the project coordinates the most extensive gay rights legal program in the nation. After all, the universal declaration of human rights makes absolutely clear that everyone is entitled to the rights and freedoms it enumerates, without distinction of any kind. Human rights apply to all people, in all places and at all times. So they apply to gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people too. While gay rights are human rights may be succinct as a slogan, it expanded over time to be more inclusive, such as gay and lesbian rights are human rights, or more broadly, human rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Human rights organizations such as amnesty international and human rights watch now have campaigns to address lgbt human rights violations. Specialized lgbt human rights groups have been active for much longer. For example, the international gay and lesbian human rights commission (iglhrc) has existed for the past 16 years to secure the full. the gay rights movement in the united states began in the 1920s and saw huge progress in the 2000s, with laws prohibiting homosexual activity.