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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.

 

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.

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?

Crimea: The Human Toll

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.

India's Third Gender

India's transgender 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.

Shame: HIV/AIDS and the Church in Jamaica

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?

Kuchus in Uganda

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

Official Homophobia in Russia

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

After the Quake: HIV/AIDS in Haiti

Last January's earthquake destroyed Haiti's health care system, once at the forefront of the struggle to treat and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. A look at life since the quake, for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

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

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.

Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica

Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives. The journey brings him in touch with people who tell their stories, share their lives and teach him about resilience,...

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.

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.

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.