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 […]
April 22, 2019

GUTC Leadership Development Program Announces Second Cohort

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 […]
February 28, 2019

Welcome Nicole Fernandes!

Funders for LGBTQ Issues is pleased to announce that Nicole Fernandes has accepted the position of Executive and Operations Assistant, effective immediately. Nicole is joining the Funders for LGBTQ Issues family and will be responsible for supporting the operations and executive branches of the organization.   “Nicole brings an unparalleled level of organization to Funders for LGBTQ Issues that has already strengthened our operational work. We’re excited to have her with us.” – Marvin Webb, Vice President of Finance and Administration.   Nicole has strong experience in both administrative and programmatic roles, including roles in nonprofit and grassroots organizations.  Some […]