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

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Recent Work

Voices
After Orlando, the Struggle Against Hate Continues

We are all bound to one another by our humanity. When that humanity is struck down in one place, we are all made more vulnerable.

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Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

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Subverting the Media to Boost Support for LGBTI Rights  

Since outing herself on Croatia’s most popular TV show, Mima Simić has become a master at using the media to spread tolerance.

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African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

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Health Funders and Grantees: Who Sets the Agenda?

Frontline NGOs may not measure their impact in terms of infections averted or treated—yet they have become essential to donors who do.

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African Queer Women Find Their Voices Through a Storytelling Project

Open Society Youth Fellow Tiffany Mugo talks about the digital media toolkit she’s developing to help an underrepresented community share its stories.