GUTC news

January 5, 2021

Former GUTC Fellow Offers Advice in Recent NPQ Op-ed

Aldita Gallardo, former GUTC fellow (class of 2019) offers advice to Nonprofit Quarterly readers in a recent op-ed. In the op-ed titled Resourcing Trans-Led Organizations and Building Power for Trans Communities, Aldita talks about her personal journey navigating the philanthropic sector as a nonbinary Translatina immigrant working at one of the leading philanthropic institutions moving resources to LGBTQ communities. At Borealis Philanthropy, Aldita serves as the Senior Program Associate for the Fund for Trans Generations. In this article, Aldita also talks about the dire need for funds like the Fund for Trans Generations (FTG) during the COVID-19 era, the importance […]
March 31, 2020

Our Commitment to the Trans Community during COVID-19

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 […]
May 29, 2019

How Philanthropy Can Respond to the Trump Administration’s Latest Attacks on the Trans Community

Last week the Trump Administration announced two policy changes that jeopardize the health and wellbeing of transgender people across the nation. Last Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed rolling back existing protections enacted under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that prohibit companies, hospitals, doctors, and nurses from discriminating against transgender patients. The day before, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed new policies to reverse the 2012 Equal Access Rule that ensured homeless shelters could not refuse services to people based on their gender identity. These announcements are the Trump Administration’s latest attempt to […]
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