July 15, 2022

We are Each Other’s Wealth

I am writing to share some important changes afoot at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. After long tenures at Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Andrew Wallace and Rebecca Wisotsky will transition out of the organization in early August and late July, respectively. Rebecca will join Wellspring Philanthropic Fund as a Program Officer. While Andrew is stepping out of his role leading our Research and Communications team, he will continue on with us in a consulting capacity until the end of the year as a senior advisor, providing support in our research activities, helping to onboard our new communications officer, and participating in […]
July 15, 2022

Departures and New Leadership

May 17, 2022

We Honor the Life and Legacy of Urvashi Vaid

Funders for LGBTQ Issues mourns the passing of Urvashi Vaid. We honor her legacy and are committed to carrying on her vision for justice. An activist, lawyer, and author, Vaid championed an intersectional vision of liberation that profoundly shaped American LGBTQ movement-building spanning decades. Whether marching for abortion rights or demanding our country reckon with its silencing of people with AIDS, Urvashi Vaid was a connector of movements and a leader whose impact is difficult to overstate. “Urvashi was a mentor and friend to me and so many of us, especially queer and trans people of color,” reflected Rickke Mananzala, […]
May 4, 2022

We Will Not Betray Each Other: Spring Message from Saida Agostini-Bostic

Our team is deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s readiness to overturn a constitutional right to abortion. Whether we are talking about family separation, police brutality, the predicted repeal of Roe vs. Wade, or voter suppression, one ultimate truth emerges: the rights of LGBTQ communities, people of color, immigrants, survivors, and young people are deeply bound up in each other. I am taking faith that regardless of the systems and bad actors that routinely betray us, we will not betray each other. In early April, our board had the honor of meeting with movement leaders from Transgender Education Network of […]