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How LGBTQ Philanthropy Can Respond to the Ongoing Attack on Immigrants

Funders for LGBTQ Issues joins the chorus of voices in denouncing the Trump Administration’s inhumane and unjustifiable separation and detention of families at the United States border and the blatantly discriminatory ban on Muslim immigrants. We encourage our network of funders to help fill the moral void that is being left by a government that either cannot or will not act to resolve this unacceptable situation. We recognize that immigration is an LGBTQ issue. More than 70 countries around the world criminalize the existence of LGBTQ people. Immigration to the United States and other LGBTQ-friendly countries through asylum has often been the […]

Meet Our New Board Members

Please join us in welcoming Funders for LGBTQ Issues 2020’s cohort of board members; Karen Appelbaum, Operations Director, Northwest Area Foundation; Namita Chad, Associate Director of Programs, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice; Paulina Helm-Hernández, Program Officer, US Southeast, Foundation for a Just Society; William (Bill) Smith, President & CEO, Santa Fe Community Foundation and Judy Yu, Program Officer, SOGI, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. “We are so excited to welcome this talented and diverse cohort of new board members,” said Rickke Mananzala, chair of the Funders board. “This impressive group represents some of the leading funders of LGBTQ issues, both in the […]

A Call to Funders to Fund the Struggle Against Anti-Black Racism

For the past week, the Funders for LGBTQ staff has been reeling at the anti-Black murders of George Floyd and Tony McDade at the hands of police. Our organizational statements are often collaborative efforts, but this statement in particular was written through a thoughtful, collaborative process, with nearly everyone on our multi-racial team of 11 staff contributing in some way.   The entire team at Funders for LGBTQ Issues stands in solidarity with the national uprising against the ongoing pandemic of anti-Black racism and police brutality. The last few months, our team has worked to adjust to a new normal […]

Alexander Lee

Alex (he/him) joined Funders for LGBTQ Issues in 2017 as the inaugural Program Director for its Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) initiative. As a community organizer and attorney, Alex was the founding Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a San Francisco-based organization of transgender, gender-variant and intersex people, inside and outside of prisons, jails, and detention centers, working to create a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. Prior to joining Funders, Alex was a public interest career counselor at UC Berkeley School of Law. He has also served on the […]