The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is an international organisation addressing human rights violations against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS.
IGLHRC was founded by Russian and US activists in 1990, and incorporated as a US non-profit organisation in 1991.
Felipa de Souza AwardEdit
Since 1994, IGLHRC hands out an annual award, the Felipa de Souza Award, to honour a human rights activist or organisation.
|1994|| Juan Pablo Ordonez|
|1995|| Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Group (TGLRG)|
|1997|| Demet Demir|
The Sister Namibia Collective
Wilfredo Valencia Palacios (honourable mention)
|1998|| Circulo Cultural Gay (CCG)|
Dr. Tal Jarus-Hakak
Nancy Cardenas (1934-1994, posthum)
Carlos Jauregui (1958-1996, posthumous)
|1999|| Aung Myo Min|
Kiri Kiri and Chingu Sai
Simon Nkoli (1957-1998, posthumous)
|2000|| Dejan Nebrigic (1970-1999, posthumous)|
Ditshwanelo - The Botswana Center for Human Rights
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA)
|2001|| Companions on a Journey and Women’s Support Group|
Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays
Luis Gauthier (1950-2000, posthumous)
| Sri Lanka|
|2002|| Elizabeth Calvet (posthumous)|
Marta Lucia Alvarez Giraldo, Marta Lucia
Tamayo Rincon and Alba Nelly Montoya
Cui Zi En
|2004||The Gender/Sexuality Rights Association of Taiwan (G/STRAT)||Taiwan|
|2005||Gay and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)||Zimbabwe|
|2006||Rauda Morcos (ASWAT)||Palestinian Activist from Haifa, Israel|
|2007||Blue Diamond Society||Nepal|
|2008|| Iranian Queer Organization|
Andrés Ignacio Rivera Duarte
| Canada/Iranian Diaspora|
In addition to the Felipa de Souza Award, IGLHRC occasionally presents the OUTSPOKEN Award to special honorees. The OUTSPOKEN Award "recognizes the leadership of a global ally to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community whose outspokenness has contributed substantially to advancing the rights and understanding of LGBTI people everywhere."
The first OUTSPOKEN Award was presented in 2005 to the Honorable Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. In 2008, IGLHRC will present its second OUTSPOKEN Award to Archbishop Desmond Tutu in San Francisco.
- The Felipa de Souza Award ~ IGLHRC.orgde:International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission