The Ozanne Foundation works with religious organisations around the world to eliminate discrimination based on sexuality or gender in order to embrace and celebrate the equality and diversity of all.
Our work focuses on our three core themes;
- enabling positive Encounters between those who disagree,
- helping inform and Educate,
- equipping and Empowering people to advocate for greater inclusion.
As such, this three-fold strategy of ‘Encounter – Educate – Empower’ looks at creating opportunities for meaningful encounters with LGBTI+ people of faith with those of a more conservative mindset. It aims to tackle misunderstandings about LGBTI+ people through better education of the science surrounding sexuality and gender issues, and the impact of prejudice on their mental health. It also seeks ways of empowering people to speak out in their immediate communities in addition to equipping them with the tools they need to help bring about change.