Where Love Is Illegal

Documenting and sharing LGBTI stories of discrimination and survival from around the world A Witness Change Project

Do You Have a Story to Tell?

We believe in the power of stories to connect people. We believe that speaking out against bigotry is one of the greatest weapons in defeating it. We believe that ignorance should no longer be used as an alibi for inaction. Your story of survival may (or may not) be one of triumph and overcoming discrimination.  If it is, please include that story of discrimination; we believe any story of survival is most powerful when it includes what you have endured.

Share Your Story - Option 1

Please complete all your details, making sure:

  1. You have read and understood our guidelines
  2. Your image is clear and easy to read
  3. There are no names in your picture

Share Your Story - Option 2

Email your photo or video link to us with the following information:

1. Name
2. Name as you’d like it to appear
3. Email address
4. Instagram or Twitter name
5. How do you identify youself? eg. Lesbian, Transgender Man, Gay
6. Country
7. Title of Story (used if no image or video is submitted)
8. Your Story (500 words maximum)

Please make sure to read our guidelines before sharing your story.


Please read the disclaimer before sharing your story. Posting a story is considered an acceptance of the conditions set out here:
By contributing to Where Love Is Illegal, you confirm that you have read the following terms and conditions, that you fully understand them, and that you agree to them.
  1. If you think that you or someone else may face prosecution, discrimination, persecution, or violence because of your submission, please do not submit your photograph(s) or story, unless you can safely and conclusively conceal the identities of all individuals in the photograph(s) or story. Above all else, please do not put yourself or anyone else in danger by contributing to this campaign.
  2. By contributing to Where Love Is Illegal, you agree that you are fully aware of the potential risks of identifying as LGBTI in your country, including potential criminal prosecution based on your sexuality and/or gender identity. You agree that you will not hold Witness Change or any associated organization responsible for any consequences that result from your contribution to the Where Love Is Illegal campaign.
  3. By contributing to Where Love Is Illegal, you are knowingly and voluntarily donating your photograph(s) and/or story to Witness Change. Witness Change may use your contributions to promote Witness Change’s work, whether as part of the Where Love Is Illegal campaign or as part of a different campaign. Witness Change may use your contributions to raise funds for itself and/or for organizations that help LGBTI individuals around the globe.
  4. By contributing to Where Love Is Illegal, you agree that you will not seek any reward or compensation for your participation. Specifically, you agree not to seek financial compensation for your contribution, no matter how your contribution is used in the future.