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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.

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Recent Work

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55 Shades of Gay: The Intersection of Theater and Rights in the Balkans

In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.

Voices
Women Will Not Be Silent

By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.

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Film Screening and Q&A—Call Her Ganda

Director PJ Raval joins Open Society for a screening of his award-winning film about the 2014 murder of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude by a U.S. Marine—and the political uprising it inspired.

Voices
The Growing Movement for Intersex Rights  

In the face of prejudice, discrimination, and abuse, intersex people are speaking up for themselves and defending their rights. The Intersex Human Rights Fund is proud to be a part of this movement.

Voices
A Perilous Moment for Transgender People in the United States

In response to a series of increasingly brazen attacks against transgender Americans, civil society in the United States must stand strong for social justice and in defense of the progress made in recent years.

Voices
Q&A: A New Law in Chile Recognizes Transgender People

Recently, the National Congress of Chile passed a law to guarantee the rights of transgender people to change their name and gender in official records. The reverberations could affect the whole region.

Upcoming Events

Feb
28

In anticipation of the U.S. premiere of 55 Shades of Gay, Open Society presents a discussion about the role of theater and arts in promoting open society and LGBTI rights in the Balkans.