The Society is a proud and committed member organisation of The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN).

Established in 2013, TCEN is a network of over 50 Commonwealth civil society organisations working to challenge inequality in the Commonwealth, based on sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex characteristics. The Network was set up with the aim of giving a voice to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer and gender-diverse (LGBTI+) communities across the Commonwealth and to support joint advocacy in identifying a solution to a problem that countries across the Commonwealth share: the legacy of the colonial export of homophobic laws, values and sentiment. The Network is led by organisations from the Global South and, much like the Commonwealth itself, the majority of members represent low- and middle-income countries. 

The RCS joined TCEN ahead of the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta and continues to play an active role in advancing TCEN members’ aims and objectives. We provide support to TCEN and its constituent members to use the Commonwealth as a vehicle for their advocacy, as well as supporting their work in-country to advance legislative reform that advances the constitutional rights of LGBT+ people.