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LGBTI Rights

Although lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender and intersex people have won greater rights in recent years, the struggle for equality continues in the United States and around the world. Pulitzer Center grantee stories tagged with “LGBTI Rights” cover the continuing efforts of LGBTI activists and their allies to achieve full legal and social equality with heterosexual and cisgender peers. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on LGBTI rights.

 

September 15, 2016|

A Tale of a Trans Man in Pakistan

A transgender man, now happily living with his girlfriend, speaks on how he got to where he is now and how trans men fit into Pakistan's discussion of trans rights for khawaja siras.

September 14, 2016|

Khawaja Siras: Just Living Life

The typical image that comes to mind when thinking about Pakistan's trans culture may be of a person on the street—dressed up, makeup done. But what about all the times when they are not begging?

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?

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.

February 24, 2014

Kuchus in Uganda

Daniella Zalcman

As Uganda struggles with anti-homosexuality legislation, the growing LGBT-rights movement continues its fight against discrimination and criminalization.

January 11, 2014

Official Homophobia in Russia

Misha Friedman

With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.

August 22, 2012

Closing the Gender Gap in South Africa

Melissa Turley

In South Africa, women are not equal. The fight to end apartheid has been waged and won, but the fight for gender equality continues.

October 02, 2009

Glass Closet: Sex, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

Micah Fink, Gabrielle Weiss, Lisa Biagiotti

Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison.

June 12, 2017|

Gender Lens: Refugees and Migration

Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.

August 05, 2016|

Can a Dating App Erase HIV Stigma?

The July 2016 PBS NewsHour series “Ending AIDS” documents challenges of providing HIV testing to at-risk populations. A new study suggests that the gay dating app Grindr could help.

August 29, 2014|

Gaps in the Global Fight Against AIDS

We can now envision a post-AIDS world, but marginalized communities are still being left behind. In the global fight against AIDS, business as usual will not end the epidemic.