Issue

LGBTQ Rights

A transgender woman in Thailand who dreams of becoming a lawyer. A Ugandan LGBTQ activist who leads a double life. A lesbian in Jamaica forced to flee her country.

Pulitzer Center journalists examine the many challenges the LGBTQ community faces, probing legal, religious, and ethical issues in the fight for equal rights. They report on a wide range of topics, from hate crimes in Russia to new gender identity laws in Bolivia. And they ask important questions: In a world plagued by stigma and homophobia, how do gender, sexual identity, and love influence the human experience? Where do LGBTQ people find the courage to confront fear and the threat of violence?

Our journalists use many forms of media to tell their stories. Among them are Micah Fink’s full-length documentary The Abominable Crime, the stunning photography of Misha Friedman’s work in Russia and of Daniella Zalcman’s work in Uganda, and Live Hope Love, the Emmy award-winning video poetry work of Kwame Dawes, Josh Cogan and Andre Lambertson.

 

 

 

LGBTQ Rights

June 12, 2015

They Are Here Because You Were There

Daniella Zalcman

For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?

November 17, 2014

Russia: Anti-Gay Policies and a Surge in HIV

Nora FitzGerald

Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.

September 17, 2014

Crimea: The Human Toll

Misha Friedman, Dimiter Kenarov

Russia's military annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine has already upended many lives. LGBT people and drug users are among those most at risk.

July 02, 2014

India's Third Gender

Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva

India's transgendered women have a documented history dating back to the Kama Sutra, but live on the fringes of society, struggling to find legitimate employment, and battling an epidemic of HIV/AIDS.

April 03, 2014

Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica

Kwame Dawes, Andre Lambertson

Jamaica is proud of its religious tradition, but how has the Jamaican church responded to the complex challenges of HIV/AIDS in a changing society?

Pulitzer Center Launches 'To End AIDS'

Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.

Pakistan: Trans Activism in Action

The international LGBT movement is far from over, but rarely does change come without passion— and protests. Though maybe just the start, see what some Pakistanis did to combat transgender abuse.

Another Win for "The End of AIDS?"

Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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