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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

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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.

Voices
Gender Identity Recognition at the Border and Beyond

Activists in the United States and elsewhere are mobilizing to ensure trans and intersex people’s rights are protected while traveling abroad—when they are particularly vulnerable.

Voices
Q&A: Lawyers on the Margins Find Creative Ways to Help Their Clients—and Each Other

Given worrying recent trends, the need for specialized legal assistance to vulnerable groups continues to grow. But this collaborative network of peers is rising to the challenge.

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Film Screening and Q&A—The Constitution: A Love Story About Hate

Winner of the Montreal Film Festival Grand Prize of the Americas, The Constitution explores intolerance and hate through the stories of four neighbors in Zagreb, Croatia.