In honor of many of our grantees around the world that celebrate Pride this weekend, we are excited to share an instance of how even in a country like Sri Lanka where many civilians are enduring enormous hardship amid ongoing crisis, we have groups working for gay rights and to decriminalize homosexuality - a reality in many countries including Sri Lanka.
Equal Ground, a GFW grantee since 2005, is committed to fighting the widespread homophobia prevalent in Sri Lankan society. To date, the Global Fund has supported Equal Ground with grants totaling $55,000.
The 5th annual Colombo Pride kicks off this weekend with much fanfare and festivities. Check out Equal Ground's blog for more information about events planned this weekend!