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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.

 

Jamaica's Soldier Girls

After being shot by anti-gay gunmen, a young lesbian from Jamaica was granted asylum in the Netherlands.

A Safe Haven in Holland

A former military base in the Netherlands is now home to refugees from all over the world, including Simone, who is fleeing homophobic oppression in Jamaica.

Jamaica: Baby Steps Towards Tolerance

Jamaican LGBT rights groups strive for acceptance and equality in the face of societal oppression and increasing hostility. More than 60 cases of anti-gay violence were reported in 2011.

Ida's Story

Ida Northover is a volunteer community leader battling stigma and discrimination in one of the poorest inner city communities on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica.

Souls, Sacrilege and Salvation

The Reverend Robert Griffin leads a secret church that is welcoming to gay men and women in Jamaica. He believes that religion is at the heart of Jamaica culture of homophobia and the time has come to reinterpret the Bible for modern times.