Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols traveled around the world to interview LGBT people for their documentary, Out and Around. I especially like Lisa’s story about using the bathroom in India as a gender non-conforming woman.

This TED Talk got me to wondering about the state of LGBT rights around the world. Fortunately, the Washington Post obliged with this map (updated June 26, 2015):

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The numbers are constantly changing, but check out North America. We live in such a place of privilege, even when it doesn’t always seem that way.

What’s the landscape in the US, you ask? Well, it varies greatly. HRC publishes this map of state laws and policies:

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Key:

  • Dark purple (like California): States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Pink (like Wisconsin): States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation only
  • Light purple (like Kentucky): States that prohibit discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Lightest purple (like Missouri): States that prohibit discrimination against public employees based on sexual orientation only
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