WATCHING THE EQUALITY ACT
The Equality Act is a critical piece of federal legislation that will update existing federal nondiscrimination laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Fair Housing Act, to confirm that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is unlawful. We are closely monitoring the progress of the legislation and will be sharing resources highlighting ways for foundations to respond in the coming weeks.
This new resource from the Movement Advancement Project outlines the ways in which the Equality Act is vital legislation not just for LGBTQ people, but also for women, people of color, and immigrants.
RESEARCH, RESOURCES, AND UPDATES
The 19th news highlights HUD’s decision to implement the measures in the January 20 executive order, a move that has as much symbolic meaning as it does practical significance.
Recent ClASP’s blog entry urges federal agencies to collect data on public benefit usage among LGBTQ people, and for advocates to center the needs of LGBTQ people living in poverty.
The report finds that sexual minority persons in the United States have higher self-reported prevalences of underlying health conditions associated with severe outcomes from COVID-19 and a lack of data on sexual orientation in U.S. COVID-19 surveillance hampers our understanding of disparities.
Using data collected by Axios-Ipsos in the fall of 2020, this Williams Institute report provides new data on the impact of COVID-19 on LGBT people.
Inside Philanthropy highlights four of the most influential and impactful trans funding groups in the philanthropy world today.
Using data from the Williams Institute’s 2015-2016 California Health Interview Survey, this study examines the health disparities of older adults in the state by sexual identity and Latinx ethnicity.
This open conversation touches on how to rethink funding strategies that truly center Black and Afrolatino-led organizations, the idea of expanding and implementing compañerismo, the internal journeys philanthropy must take, and how this intentional practice leads to a deeper and long-term capacity to partner with grassroots BIPOC-serving organizations and movements in order to shift power to communities.
A new analysis from Media Matters for America finds that broadcast and cable news stations woefully undercovered the epidemic of anti-trans violence in 2020.
A new report from GPP Explores funding global financial support for “anti-gender ideology” or the “anti-gender” movement alongside the progressive philanthropic response.
This New York Times piece on the recent Gallup survey found that 5.6 percent of adults described themselves as L.G.B.T. in 2020, up from 4.5 percent in 2017.
Amoretta Morris talks with The Nonprofit Quarterly’s new editor-in-chief, Cyndi Suarez, in a new podcast series today featuring women of color in leadership.
The Williams Institute new study documents the prevalence of several forms of stigma and discrimination against LGBT adults and youth in the state.
Kris Hayashi, executive director of the Transgender Law Center urges funders to ramp up support in a recent interview with Inside Philanthropy.
This new Global Philanthropy Project report explores gaps and improvements over time and identifies opportunities to increase funding for LBQ, trans, and intersex communities and movements.
RECENT GRANTS AWARDED
The Haas, Jr. Fund joined nearly two dozen funders to announce the launch of the California Black Freedom Fund, a new $100 million initiative dedicated to Black power-building and organizing in California.
Groundswell Fund project's Black Trans Fund announced over $200,000 in grants and fiscal sponsorship fees to ten Black trans-led organizations in its inaugural round of grantmaking.
The dockets provide an inspiring tour of the most promising and high-impact intersectional grassroots organizing in the US.
The first Leonard-Litz Foundation program announces its first group of grantees since the foundation first launched a few months ago.
FEATURED REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
The Williams Institute
Deadline: March 19, 2021
Campaign for Southern Equality
Deadline: March 31, 2021