The Outlas 1,000

It’s unclear how exactly it came to pass, but Outlas posted its 1,000th post one week ago! Now two years old, Outlas has been a challenging, frustrating, humbling, and tremendously rewarding endeavor that has launched the gargantuan project of creating a dynamic, multi-scale, intersectional map of diversity, marginalization, and identity security around the world. The project has evolved dramatically from its origins as a daily news roundup to a “catablog” of micro-developments (truly…micro) affecting the security of vulnerable and at-risk communities around the world.

As a one-person operation, the project has plenty of blindspots, oversights, and generalizations. At its best, however, Outlas can serve as a tool to connect the plights and prospects of hundreds of communities across the globe, united in the fact of their vulnerability even as that vulnerability takes different forms according to context. And Outlas works to provide a map to assist the voluntarily and involuntarily mobile in the world understand how their identities are shaped from place to place by the contexts in which they find themselves.

With countless paths to pursue ahead of us, here is a look at where these 1,000 posts have traveled since April 2015:


Europe (266 posts)
Middle East & North Africa (225)
East Asia (216)
Northern America (181)
Sub-Saharan Africa (158)
Latin America & the Caribbean (127)
Eurasia (122)
Interregional/Global (47)
Oceania (44)

Top Subregions

Western Asia (119)
Southeast Asia (116)
British Isles & Western Europe (116)
Northeast Asia (100)
South America (72)


Nationality & Migration (290)
Race, Color & Ethnicity (255)
Gender (201)
Religion & Belief (190)
Sexual & Gender Minorities (173)
Ideology & Affiliation (115)
Age (67)
Health & Ability (56)
Class & Socioeconomics (25)
Other (8)

Top Identities

Women (181)
Gay (145)
Bisexual (131)
Lesbian (127)
Refugees (111)
Transgender (103)
Muslim (100)
Immigrants (86)
Black (78)
Youth (57)