Explore how the Stephen Lewis Foundation champions health and human rights with community‑led partners by reading our stories.

Partners in Pride

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Toronto comes alive with Pride!

After two years of lockdowns, the streets of Toronto came alive again with Pride, and the SLF's Partners in Pride campaign was there! We were thrilled to raise the visibility of our LGBTIQ partner organizations and meet supporters in person.

Chikanda, Melissa, and Said — clients with HAPA Kenya. Images from by HAPA Kenya's documentary, Caring for You.

Learning to live without fear

HAPA's clinic provides appropriate, stigma-free health care and empowers clients to report homophobic attacks to police and seek the justice they deserve.

Fleeing hate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As leader of an organization that supports LGBTQ+ people in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jérémie is no stranger to threats from police.

The Right to Health and Healing for LGBTIQ activists in Kenya and Uganda

Support for mental health and well-being for frontline LGBTIQ activists in Kenya and Uganda is imperative. Hear from three activists about how their organizations are saving lives and preventing burn out.