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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
Ripples of Hope in the Fight Against Hate

The United States is stronger when it shares messages of inclusion, and when people of all backgrounds are welcome in their own communities and treated with respect and dignity.

Voices
The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

A proposal to exclude trans people from the U.S. military was greeted with widespread disapproval. But a new report reveals how often hatred of trans and gender-nonconforming people is not only tolerated, but encouraged.

Voices
Giving Trans Activism the Support It Deserves  

The International Trans Fund is a new participatory initiative to bring resources to grassroots activists for trans people’s rights—and to make sure that the movement for trans rights is being led by trans people themselves.

Event
Building a New Legal Infrastructure Toward Confronting Hate Incidents in the United States  

The Open Society Foundations welcome the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for a conversation about their work responding to the rise in hate incidents in the United States that began in late 2016.

Voices
The Push for Marriage Equality in Taiwan  

As a decade-long campaign for marriage equality nears its conclusion, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association’s Jennifer Lu explains the context and the significance of the decision now facing the people of Taiwan.

Briefing Paper
License to Be Yourself: Responding to National Security and Identity Fraud Arguments

In many countries, trans and intersex people are denied official documents that match their gender identity, leaving them at risk when crossing borders and making them vulnerable to accusations of identity fraud.