The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in late 2015 provide clear guidelines and targets for addressing the root causes of poverty and uniting the world in pursuit of positive change for both people and planet. Strongly grounded in international human rights standards, the SDGs aim for an inclusive world and put economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights and the right to development at the core of social progress. The clarion call of the SDGs to ‘leave no one behind’ is especially relevant for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, who continue to suffer violations and remain excluded in national and international development initiatives