This Is How 23 Countries Feel About Transgender Rights

December 29, 2016
One-quarter of Americans say people should never be allowed to change their legal gender, half of Brazilians know a transgender person, and lots more from a BuzzFeed News/Ipsos survey in 23 countries around the world.
Read More

Why Iran’s Mullahs Bless Sex Reassignment

December 26, 2016
Iran has the death penalty for homosexuality but subsidizes sex reassignment surgery. BuzzFeed News looks at how Iran became a center of sex reassignment in the Middle East, and why many trans Iranians still find life impossible in the Islamic republic.
Read More

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

November 16, 2016
The soon-to-be White House chief strategist laid out a global vision in a rare 2014 talk where he said racism in the far right gets “washed out” and called Vladimir Putin a kleptocrat. BuzzFeed News publishes the complete transcript for the first time.
Read More

How An Online Love Affair Ended With A Trans Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault

October 14, 2016
Kyran Lee pleaded guilty to sexual assault after his girlfriend reported him to the police. This is one of several “gender fraud” cases in the UK that raise fundamental questions about identity and sexual consent.
Read More

How An LGBT Panic Led This Village To Plan An Exorcism In Indonesia

October 8, 2016
Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.
Read More

Inside Mexico’s Surprise Backlash To Marriage Equality

October 2, 2016
LGBT activists in Mexico thought they’d won the fight for marriage equality — until a new conservative alliance brought thousands into the streets.
Read More

Why Transgender People In Japan Prefer To Be Told They Have A "Disorder"

August 7, 2016
There’s a global push to remove “gender identity disorder” from the list of mental illnesses. But many transgender people in Japan aren't on board with the idea. J. Lester Feder reports from Osaka.
Read More

Would-Be Asylum Seekers Are Stuck At Guantanamo Bay

March 20, 2016
The Obama administration says it has no plans to end a decades-old program that holds would-be asylum seekers without access to lawyers on the same legal grounds underpinning the detentions of those held in the so-called “war on terror.”
Read More

These Are The Queer Refugees Australia Has Locked Up On A Remote Pacific Island

February 8, 2016
BuzzFeed News speaks with a 28-year-old who fled his family's efforts to kill him in Iran hoping Australia would protect him. Instead, the country sent him to a place that feels just as dangerous.
Read More

This Is What Happened To The Missing Trans Women Of El Salvador

December 27, 2015
The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to document the mysterious incident for the first time.
Read More
1 2 3 4 6
Copyright © 2020 J. Lester Feder
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram