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October 8, 2019

What Philanthropy Needs to Know about Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ People, the Supreme Court, and Title VII

Today the Supreme Court of the United States hears oral arguments on three cases which will decide whether or not lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are protected from employment discrimination under existing law (Gerald Lynn Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; Altitude Express v. Melissa Zarda; and R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission). The Court is being asked whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex, includes LGTBQ people. The EEOC and many lower federal courts have long affirmed that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination […]
March 14, 2019

What to read before Funding Forward 2019 #FF2019

It’s almost time! Next week, we are headed to Tucson for three sunny days of networking and collaboration. Funding Forward 2019 is shaping up to be one of the most fascinating grantmaker convenings of the year. In close collaboration with our Funding Forward 2019 planning committee we have assembled a compelling slate of plenaries and breakout sessions addressing some of the most pressing issues facing our movement as well as unique content centering the American Southwest. This year’s sessions include topics ranging from immigration rights to religious freedom, from trans issues to reproductive rights, and other content emphasizing practical and […]
March 7, 2018

What to Read Before Funding Forward 2018!

  Next week we will gather in New Orleans with colleagues from across the philanthropic sector for three days of learning and sharing – challenging ourselves to take our grantmaking to the next level. We’re truly excited that Funding Forward 2018 is shaping up to be one of our most compelling convenings to date, with content emphasizing practical and tactical tools for funders committed to LGBTQ communities. We can’t wait! As you prepare to join us in New Orleans next week, we want to share a selection of readings and resources highlighting some of the content you can expect to […]
March 22, 2017
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What to Read Before Funding Forward 2017

Funding Forward 2017 is just around the corner and we are eager to welcome over 200 funders and movement leaders to Seattle – our largest convening yet!  As we put the finishing touches on a full program of plenaries and workshops we wanted to give you a taste of some of the issues featured this year. Check out these links for articles, videos, and other content submitted by FF17 presenters. Enjoy! LGBTQ Assets And Opportunities In The Northwest Check out our latest infographic detailing LGBTQ funding in the region. Tribal Equality Toolkit 2.0: Tribal Resolutions and Codes to Support Two-Spirit […]