Right now Astraea grantees are fighting for LGBTI and human rights in democratic countries as well as in some of the most oppressive regimes on the planet. They are creating community for queer people living in isolation and fear. They are giving voice to survivors of abuse and harassment through art and culture. Although separated by language and continents, these activists share the same goal of creating a world free from racism, sexism, homophobia and gender oppression. We marvel at their heroism and smart strategies.