The Open Society Foundations seek to combat discrimination by empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities to promote and defend their human rights.
Art for Progress
Q&A: Fearless Theater in Kosovo
With their latest production, an ambitious theater troupe is challenging homophobia, facing down death threats, and changing minds.
Gender Justice Now
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.
Invisible No More
Q&A: Why Representation Is Crucial for Trans Rights
The first trans woman ever to appear on the cover of Elle Hungary speaks about justice, art, and her dreams for the next generation of trans people.
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.
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.
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.
A Victory for Equality in India Offers Lessons for the World
In light of the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision decriminalizing homosexuality, advocates for equality should draw lessons on how citizens in the world’s largest democracy made bold and positive change a reality.
A New Champion for LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria
In one of the least LGBTI-friendly countries in Europe, a new organization is helping young LGBTI people support one another, educate the public, and remove the oppressive weight of hatred, ignorance, and fear.