Sponsored by the FCAA Advocacy Network, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and Global Philanthropy Project, our in-person Spring Funder Forum will offer a two-part discussion to help contextualize current threats to HIV, health and human rights, with one session focusing on FOSTA-SESTA legislation and the other looking at the rise of the use of religious exemptions to discriminate against key populations. The Forum will also feature an overview of the Administration’s newly launched “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” as well as updates on the President’s FY20 Budget. This meeting is for funders or invited speakers only.
10-10:30 am: Coffee & Registration
Panel 1 – FOSTA-SESTA: One Year Later (Open Society Foundations)
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 pm:
Panel 2 – President’s FY20 Budget & New HIV Plan (AIDS United)
1:30 – 3:00 pm:
Panel 3 – Fighting Religious Exemptions and the Rise of Religious Conservatism: (Proteus Fund)
Panel Descriptions & Speakers
Panel 1 – FOSTA-SESTA: One Year Later will bring together three activists deeply involved in the sex worker rights movement. From their distinct vantage points – as a funder, as a policy analyst, as an immigrant and activist – they’ll highlight the health impacts of FOSTA-SESTA and other forms of anti-sex trafficking legislation. They’ll demonstrate the richness and diversity of place-based solutions to the negative health impacts of anti-sex trafficking legislation. And they’ll speak toward the future of the sex worker health and rights movement, and how funders should be involved.
Cecilia Gentili, Private Consultant and active member of the Decrim – NY coalition.
Tamika Spellman, Policy and Advocacy Associate, HIPS
Panel 2 – President’s FY20 Budget & New HIV Plan: Hear the latest on the President’s FY20 Budget as well the implications of the Administration’s new plan to address the epidemic, announced during the State of the Union: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.
William McColl, Director of Health Policy, AIDS United
Panel 3 – Fighting Religious Exemptions and the Rise of Religious Conservatism: Speakers will summarize the increasing ways in which proponents of religious exemptions are using the law to discriminate based on religious objections. They will offer examples of current law and policy related to LGBTQ and health care exemptions as well as ‘morality-based’ objections related to care for people living HIV and AIDS, including red flag areas where we should be vigilant. They will also share strategies for how funders can partner with advocates on the ground to disrupt this dangerous trend toward conservatism.
Leah Pryor-Lease, Program Director, Rights, Faith & Democracy Collaborative, Proteus Fund
James Esseks, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project
Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, ACLU
Catherine Hanssens, Executive Director and Founder, The Center for HIV Law and Policy
Acompañe a Global Philanthropy Project, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, e ILGA para un informe del lanzamiento de la nueva traducción en español del reporte 2015-2016 Informe de Recursos Globales: Apoyo
Acompañe a Global Philanthropy Project, Funders for LGBTQ Issues, e ILGA para un informe del lanzamiento de la nueva traducción en español del reporte 2015-2016 Informe de Recursos Globales: Apoyo gubernamental y filantrópico para comunidades lesbianas, gays, bisexuales, transgénero e intersex.
Este seminario web está abierto a donantes y representantes de la sociedad civil.
Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues have collaborated to release a Spanish translation of the full 2015-16 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities. Together with ILGA World, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, we will host a Spanish-language launch webinar on April 17, 2019. This webinar is open to grantmakers and civil society representatives.
Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Global Philanthropy Project, ILGA
Are you attending the the Council on Foundations 2019 conference in Miami Beach, April 29 - May 1? If so, come to Out @ COF - a special reception for
Are you attending the the Council on Foundations 2019 conference in Miami Beach, April 29 – May 1? If so, come to Out @ COF – a special reception for funders committed to LGBTQ issues. All LGBTQ and allied grantmakers are welcome!
In 2017, grantmaking by U.S. foundations in support of organizations and programs addressing LGBTQ issues totaled $185.7 million, and the South became the most funded region with more than $22 million in funding, occupying the top position for the first time since we began tracking funding by region.
Join us in Miami Beach for this fun networking event and learn about the latest funding trends and all the exciting things happening in LGBTQ philanthropy!
Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00 – 7:30pm The Ocean Front Patio
(in the Lure Fishbar)
(1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – the conference hotel!)