Funders for LGBTQ Issues is excited to invite you to listen to the debut of Justice Ain’t Cheap: A Queer Philanthropy Podcast! This podcast is a labor of love from our team, and we hope that it creates a home for tough, honest conversations (led with love and grounded in care) about the state of the LGBTQ movement and the role philanthropy has to play in this crucial moment for our communities.

Episode 3: We Should All Be Organizers

January 24, 2024

This episode of Justice Ain’t Cheap brings together legislators and organizers on the movement front lines who have been impacted by the far right’s legislative assault, targeting trans and gender non-conforming communities.

Host Saida Agostini-Bostic talks with Representative Kim Abbott (MT, HD 83), Representative Mauree Turner (OK, HD 88), and Emmett Schelling (Transgender Education Network of Texas: TENT), who are organizing against this tide of anti-trans hate.

**content warning: this episode contains references to suicide**

This episode of Justice Ain’t Cheap is co-sponsored by Funders Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) and National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)

Episode 2: We Are the Hope

September 28, 2023

In this episode of Justice Ain’t Cheap, host Saida Agostini-Bostic talks with Trishala Deb(Collaborative for Gender + Reproductive Equity), Imara Jones (TransLash), and Kierra Johnson (National LGBTQ Task Force) about the intersections of the attacks on reproductive rights and the LGBTQ community, as well as how philanthropy can be in right relationship with LGBTQ movements in this moment of crisis.

This episode of Justice Ain’t Cheap is co-sponsored by Women’s Funding Network (WFN) and Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE).

Episode 1: A Billion Dollar Problem

July 24, 2023

“I feel like there’s a conversation that has been created definitely by philanthropy in relationship to movements that’s like, “Is this a $50,000 problem? Is this a $100,000 problem?” And I’m like, “This is a billion-dollar problem. This is a huge problem.” — Paulina Helm-Hernández