Human, Right?
This publication addresses Gay rights through a Human Rights perspective
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Information for women who love women
Stepping out of the Shadows
Same Sex domestic Violence in Sri Lanka
Stepping Out
For parents of children with alternate sexual orientations and gender identities
I might be Transgender
An information booklet for young persons who are questioning their gender identity
I might be Gay
An information booklet for young men who are questioning their attraction to other men
I might be Lesbian
An information booklet for young women who are questioning their attraction to other women
I might be Bisexual
An information booklet for young persons who are questioning their attraction to other men and women
Trilingual Media Guidelines
A guideline to encourage positive, responsible and accurate media reporting on LGBTIQ issues
My Rights, My Responsibility
A booklet in Sinhala, Tamil, and English, focusing on the rights and laws that affect the LGBTIQ community in Sri Lanka and which provides information on how to protect themselves when faced with rights violations of any type
Allies for Equality
Basic ideas and everyday changes that will assist you to be an admirable Ally
Annual Report 2021
2021 has been a challenging year for EQUAL GROUND (EG) due to the persistent spread of COVID-19 that demanded the tightening of restrictions and frequent lockdowns. Yet 2021 was a year of transformation that enabled us to successfully face the challenges that the “new normal” brought upon us. The dedication, hard work, and creativity of the staff enabled EG to reach milestones not only at an organisational level but also at a national level. Welcome to our Annual Report for 2021!
Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2022

Sri Lanka witnessed a multidimensional crisis compounded by food insecurity, threatened livelihoods, shortages of vital and essential medicines, as well as rising protection concerns. The economic crisis is the worst since Sri Lanka’s independence in 1948 and is having humanitarian consequences for many vulnerable people in the country. Regardless, EQUAL GROUND has strived to achieve its milestones in advocacy. Welcome to our Annual Report 2022!

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Police Circular No.  2740/2022

In a historic move, Sri Lanka Police issued a Circular as a result of EQUAL GROUND's case filed in the Court of Appeal - CA/Writ/425/21. This comprehensive Circular prohibits arbitrary arrests or discriminatory actions, harassment against Transgender persons.


An internationally distributed publication which reaches the LGBTIQ community and allies both at home and abroad. It is a unique, Sri Lankan LGBTIQ interest periodical that serves as a creative platform for the community, informing our readers on the issues facing LGBTIQ persons in our country, and also focusing on health and fitness, tourism, leisure, fashion, and culture.

Research Publications

Struggling against Homophobic Violence and Hate Crimes
A report on the documentation and research conducted by EQUAL GROUND from April 2010-June 2011 on violence against LB women in the rural areas
Strengthening of Legal Protection for LGBT in Sri Lanka: road to decriminalization
Situation Analysis of the laws affecting LGBTIQ persons in Sri Lanka
The LGBT Stigma and Discrimination Index of Sri Lanka
Tracking the Stigma and Discrimination faced by LGBTIQ persons in Sri Lanka
Analyzing the Culture of Transphobia
Tracking real life issues faced by Transgender persons in Sri Lanka
Mapping LGBT in Colombo, Kandy, Matara and Nuwara Eliya
A pilot study to ascertain the percentage of LGBT persons prevalent in these areas
Mapping LGBT in Colombo, Kandy, Matara and Nuwara Eliya
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) population in Sri Lanka are subject to legal, political and social restraints. EQUAL GROUND believes that mapping LGBTIQ identities anonymously across Sri Lanka would be an effective, safe and nonintrusive method to shed light on the hidden LGBTIQ community and their issues in Sri Lanka.
A Study on Workplace Discrimination
This study is an exploratory research to ascertain the plight of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) employees in Sri Lanka, from the perspectives of employed LGBTIQ persons, as well as organisational management.
Policy Brief
This policy brief analyses education and employment policies in Sri Lanka and how they affect the LGBTIQ community in this country.
Policy Brief
Despite the protection that the employees receive through our domestic labour laws, or the existing recommendations and conventions given by the International Labour Organisation(ILO) Conventions, there seems to be a lack of knowledge about what these employee rights are, and what can be done if they are violated. This booklet is designed to be used as a quick reference guide for LGBTIQ employees, to help them understand and know their rights in a workplace.
Policy Brief
Terminology helps to build bridges and assists in understanding. This guide is to assist us in understanding the LGBTIQ community in all its diversity. The LGBTIQ community is fluid, colourful, varied and different, but they are very much a part of our society, worldwide. Sri Lanka is no exception. This booklet is a step toward understanding who we are.
Policy Brief

LGBTIQ Rights and The Economic Impact

Diversity and Inclusion has tangible benefits to companies and it enhances the economic growth of a country as well. As such it is imperative that discriminatory legislation and laws are repealed and by doing so Sri Lanka will not only ensure that human rights of all its citizens are protected but also can reap the economic benefits of LGBTIQ inclusion and decriminalisation.