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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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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.

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Celebrated as an Athlete, Murdered as a Lesbian  

The murder of Eudy Simelane, the South African national football star, illustrates the contradictions that define life for LGBTI people in Africa.

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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.