July 15, 2020

Big Changes at Funders for LGBTQ Issues

It is with mixed emotions I share with you a staffing update from Funders for LGBTQ Issues. After more than seven and a half years of service, Funders for LGBTQ Issues is saying goodbye to Lyle Matthew Kan, Vice President of Research and Communications, on August 7th.  Starting August 10th, Lyle will begin a Senior Fellowship with CHANGE Philanthropy and work with Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) as the Interim Vice President of Programs. In this critical moment of overdue societal transformation, Lyle will be bringing his expertise to the broader field of social justice philanthropy, working to advance […]
July 13, 2020

How Much Funding Went to LGBTQ Communities in 2019? Help Us Find Out!

For more than a decade, we have tracked and analyzed funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) issues. Our annual tracking report raises the visibility of LGBTQ issues in philanthropy by highlighting funding trends over time and helping grantmakers identify opportunities, gaps, and partners to strengthen their work in strategic ways. In the face of the enormous uncertainty our movements and our sector face in the months and years ahead, we are more committed than ever to continue our resource tracking efforts. However, we cannot do this work without your participation. Each summer, we launch an appeal for […]
June 30, 2020

A Hopeful Victory in the Continuing the Struggle for Reproductive Justice

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals–a significant victory for reproductive justice and for the people of Louisiana. The effect of the law would have been to force the closure of all but one abortion provider in the state of Louisiana, which would have drastically reduced access to reproductive care and disproportionately impacted Black women, who make up more than 60 percent of those seeking abortions in the state. Despite the major victory, this still leaves only three abortion providers in the […]
June 23, 2020

Who Made the 2018 LGBTQ Funding Honor Roll?