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LGBTQIA Rights

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

Pulitzer Center journalists examine the many challenges the LGBTQIA 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 LGBTQIA 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.

 

 

 

LGBTQIA Rights

Intersex, and Proud

2019 Pulitzer Center student fellow film She's Not a Boy focuses on an intersex woman who moved from Zimbabwe to the United States.

LGBTQ Migrants in Europe: Forming Communities

People claim asylum in Europe for a variety of reasons, but there are some who continue to hide from those who migrated alongside them; LGBTQ+ migrants form their own communities in exile across Europe.

Limbo for India’s LGBTQ Community

What happens when a country takes a huge and unexpected step backwards? India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, then made it illegal again in 2013. Now, untold LGBTQ Indians are living in limbo.

An Uneasy Situation for LGBT Ugandans

For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.

Europe's Other Muslim Fringe

Feminists, LGBT people, artists and other progressive European Muslims are taking ownership of their their faith in innovative ways. How are they shaping the future of Islam in Europe?

Meet the Journalist: Jake Naughton

Photographer Jake Naughton discusses his reporting on Uganda’s LGBT community following the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill. Though the bill was struck down, it created a cascade of effects.

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