December 17, 2018

Announcing Recipients of the 2019 Pride In Philanthropy Awards

Andrew Wallace December 19, 2018 As a community of funders dedicated to creating a more inclusive world for LGBTQ communities and other marginalized communities we spend much of our time focused on the challenges ahead of us. In this political moment, when the forces of hate and repression wield immense power and often dictate the news we consume and the conversations we have, it is easy to lose hope. One way to combat this malaise is to recognize the the inspiring leadership – from institutions as well as individuals – leading the path for philanthropy to be more impactful and […]
November 15, 2018

Top 10 Funders Addressing Violence, Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Tragically, we are bombarded with news of a mass shootings all too frequently in the U.S. As recently as the summer of 2016, our community experienced the most violent attack targeting the LGBTQ people in our history. A gunman attacked Pulse Nightclub, a gay club in Orlando Florida, taking 49 lives and wounding 68 others. It was Latin Night, and the majority of the victims and survivors were LGBTQ and Latinx. At the time, the Pulse Nightclub Massacre was the worst mass shooting since Wounded Knee. Since then, that record has again been shattered, and in the last 30 days […]
October 30, 2018

We Stand With the Jewish Community

The horrendous shooting of 11 Jewish worshippers at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has no place in the future Funders for LGBTQ Issues envisions and works to inspire. We stand with the Jewish community in mourning. We strongly condemn all anti-semitic sentiments and violence as harmful, uninformed, and unacceptable. All forms of hatred – anti-semitism, racism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia – are interconnected and affect us all. Funders for LGBTQ Issues is dedicated to addressing this kind of hatred and is only more deeply committed to this work in the wake of this terrible tragedy. […]
October 22, 2018

How Philanthropy Can Make Sure Trans People Are Not Erased

As more than 1.4 million transgender Americans are threatened with being written out of federal recognition by the Trump Administration, Funders for LGBTQ Issues wants to reassure trans people in philanthropy and across the country that no administration has the power to make them disappear. Moreover we will push back against this administration and we will always support transgender communities whenever, wherever, and however we can. We invite our members and philanthropic partners to join us in denouncing this dangerous plan devised by the Trump Administration. On Sunday, The New York Times reported that the Trump Administration’s Department of Health […]