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January 7, 2021

After an Attempted Insurrection

Yesterday we witnessed a treasonous insurrection, fueled by long-term, systemic racism, patriarchy, and colonization and encouraged from the highest seat of power. We stand with those calling for a robust response to the events at the Capitol and the swift removal of Donald J. Trump from the presidency. We are compelled to release this statement to memorialize this day, express our anger, and call on our members and philanthropy to refuse the impulse to return to business as usual today. We are shocked but not surprised. We’ve heard the escalation in rhetoric over the past four years of the Trump […]
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 […]
December 16, 2020

Responding to a Hard Year

This past year challenged us in unprecedented ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 300,000 Americans dead, created the most significant economic crisis since the Great Depression, and laid bare the stark inequalities that too often dictate which lives have value and which are deemed disposable. A global movement for the defense of Black lives continues to rise in the face of police brutality and emboldened White nationalists. The ongoing epidemic of violence against Black trans women continues in the face of demands to protect Black trans life. This fall, the presidential election challenged democratic norms and institutions in […]
November 19, 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) 2020

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR, a day to honor the hundreds of transgender people whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence, learn about the violence affecting the transgender community, and take action in defense of trans life.  Our recent research examining philanthropic support for LGBTQ Black communities highlighted the incredible violence trans people, and Black trans women in particular, continue to face. Yet Black trans and gender-nonconforming people collectively received <1% of all funding for LGBTQ issues in 2018. During our Supporting LGBTQ Black Communities: Philanthropy’s Role in Intersectional Movements webinar earlier this week, Bré Rivera, Program Fellow […]
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