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LGBTI

The Open Society Foundations seek to combat discrimination by empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities to promote and defend their human rights.

Recent Work

Voices
Another Side of the Struggle for LGBT Rights in Russia  

A recent film festival shows that the story about LGBT rights in Russia is neither so bleak nor so simple as the media portrays.

Voices
Five Things Italy Needs to Do to Clean Up Its Human Rights Record

In the second half of 2014, Italy will take on the rotating presidency of the European Union. If it wants to step into the role as a credible broker, it has some work to do.

Event
Guns, Marriage, and the Constitution  

A discussion with leaders of Freedom to Marry and the National Rifle Association. What can we learn from their success in changing U.S. constitutional law?

Fact Sheet
HIV and the Law: Transgender People

This fact sheet highlights findings by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law on transgender people, and offers information and language that may be useful for advocacy.

Fact Sheet
HIV and the Law: Men Who Have Sex with Men

This fact sheet highlights findings by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law on men who have sex with men, and offers information and language that may be useful for advocacy.

Event
From the Frontlines of LGBTI Rights Advocacy in Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia  

The discussion focuses on on-the-ground dynamics and how advocates can best support the struggle for human rights in these countries.