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ILGA-Europe continues our needs assessment work in partnership with Strength in Numbers to make a case to both better align and increase funding for the work of LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia.The first funding needs assessment was done in 2017 with the intention to shine a light on the activities undertaken by LGBTI organisations, particularly those that are underfunded compared to the importance that organisations give to them. The 2021 needs assessment continues this work, with additional intentions to detect changes in the funding landscape, as well as collect additional data about the lived realities of LGBTI activists and organisations operating in the context of COVID-19, and in many countries, anti-LGBTI and/or anti-gender rhetoric, threats and attacks. Ultimately, ILGA-Europe monitors the funding landscape with an eye to moving towards sustainability for LGBTI organisations, ensuring LGBTI people on the ground can access the services they need and are free from discrimination.Where sufficient data are available, it highlights disparities between regions, so donors and activists can be aware of gaps in resources identified by LGBTI activists. ILGA-Europe would like to see the report used as a tool to continue conversations between donors and movements to increase the funding available and align the priorities of donors with the needs and opportunities experienced by LGBTI movements. The report is also intended to reach LGBTI organisations, including ILGA-Europe members, with a view to enhancing our collective understanding of how funding can support the work of our movements.
The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law;
This final report in the series, LGBT Well-Being at the Intersection of Race, uses data from the 2012-2017 Gallup Survey and the Generations/Transpop studies to assess whether LGBT people of color (POC) differ from White LGBT people on several areas of health and socioeconomic well-being. We find that more LGBT people of color report economic instability compared to White LGBT people on many indicators. Additionally, disparities for POC LGBT adults persist in the health domain, except for measures of depression where more White LGBT adults report having depression compared with POC LGBT adults. Further, more women of color who identify as LGBT reported living in a low-income household, and experiencing unemployment and food insecurity compared to all other groups. We also found differences in outcomes among LGBT POC on some economic and health indicators. Overall, the series of papers demonstrate that the relationship between race and LGBT status is a complicated one that differs by outcome and racialized group. Regardless of these complexities, the data point to the need for social and policy interventions that address economic and health disparities along racial, gender and LGBT statuses, separately and at their intersection.
LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund;
The LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund was formed in 1999 when the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona applied for and was awarded a two-year, $100,000 challenge grant from the National Lesbian and Gay Community Funding Partnership.The Fund was established to expand funding opportunities and resources for LGBTQ+ organizations in Tucson and rural southern Arizona (Pima, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties) and to create linkages with straight allies.Since 1999, the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund has awarded $1,025,957 to 72 organizations in support of Southern Arizona's LGBTQ+ programs and initiatives.
The Rainbow Resources report, produced by LGBTIQ+ community-led funders Aurora and GiveOUT, aims to increase understanding of the funding needs of LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia - one of our most wonderful, yet under-resourced, populations.Drawing on a sector-wide survey, interviews with LGBTIQ+ community leaders, and a national literature review, this ground-breaking report explores the issues impacting LGBTIQ+ communities in Australia today, what the sector working on these issues looks like, and the pivotal role it plays.
Global Philanthropy Project (GPP);
This report documents over 15,000 grants awarded by499 foundations, intermediary NGOs, and corporations and by 17 donorgovernment and multilateral agencies. The report provides details on thedistribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, populationfocus, and donor type. It is a tool for identifying trends, gaps, andopportunities in the rapidly changing philanthropic and developmentlandscapes
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy;
For trans and gender expansive communities, the dollars dedicated by philanthropy comes woefully short. According to Funders for LGBTQ Issues, for every $1 million awarded by the sector, just $400 are allocated for transgender/nonbinary people, with $88 set aside for transgender/nonbinary health and well-being, and just under $11.44 was for sexual and reproductive health for trans and nonbinary people. Meanwhile, each year about $448 of every $1 million given by US foundations goes just to Harvard alone.The lack of support goes beyond money. Philanthropy has long been a catalyst for cis-gender leaders of the sector to create narratives from the margins we do not sit at, and it is time to disrupt that through wielding and yielding both our power and our platforms.So, this section of the road map will follow the abortion of We Testify storyteller Nick, as they share the moments leading up to their abortion and experience behind clinic doors as a transgender person.
SIECUS: Sex Ed for Social Change;
2022 was a year of countless attacks on the social fabric of our country, particularly at the state and local level. Sex education, LGBTQAI+ rights, transgender rights, and racial justice advocates saw a sudden flurry of hate-based bills filed that attacked vulnerable students, public school curriculum, and libraries. In fact, SIECUS observed a 438% increase in so-called "divisive concept" curriculum censorship legislation in 2022 as compared to 2021. Additionally, over 140 so-called "parental rights'' bills were introduced in 2022 seeking to weaponize conservative litigation against public schools using fear-based tactics to misguide parents.Navigating this complex sociopolitical landscape will be an arduous but necessary task for advocates working to advance sex education in the upcoming session. SIECUS believes that access to accurate and comprehensive sexual health information is not only key to improving sexual and reproductive health outcomes, but is essential for the health and well-being of young people.This legislative report will review the past year's legislation since the release of SIECUS's State Legislative Mid-Year Report and will give an overview of expected legislative trends for 2023.
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW;
Trans and gender expansive people are under legislative attack in the United States. Since 2015, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of anti-trans bills introduced each year. In the first half of 2023 (January 1, 2023 - July 1, 2023), 558 anti-trans bills were introduced, making 2023 the fourth consecutive record-breaking year for anti-trans legislation.Although legislation targeting non-cisgender and non-heterosexual people is not new in the United States, the current wave of anti-trans legislation and rhetoric can be traced to the fights over access to single-gender bathrooms in Houston in 2015 and North Carolina in 2016. Anti-trans political sentiments only grew with the 2016 presidential primaries and eventual election of Donald Trump.Since then, the scope and range of anti-trans legislative attacks have expanded to all other areas of life. This retrospective report aims to identify anti-trans legislative trends in the United States and provide policy recommendations for communities and organizations involved in trans liberation advocacy. Because SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW! is a Reproductive Justice organization that prioritizes the safety and well being of Black women and trans people, the policy recommendations in this report utilize a Reproductive Justice framework that centers the needs of Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color.If the last seven years of anti-trans legislation is any indication of the future for the United States, it is necessary for advocates to continue organizing and mobilizing to keep our trans and gender expansive (TGE) communities safe. We hope this guide is a helpful tool for communities and organizers alike to use when strategizing for the future of trans liberation.
National Women's Law Center;
The gender equity and reproductive rights movements are committed to ensuring that people of all genders can access the health care they need to protect their health and make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures. The ability to make these decisions and access the health care people need is fundamental to gender equity, equality, and justice.This is a critical moment. The Supreme Court has just overturned Roe v. Wade and declared that there is no constitutional right to abortion, overturning nearly 50 years of precedent that allowed people to make this fundamental decision about their bodies, lives, and futures. States across the country are banning abortion and people are losing access to basic, necessary health care. The Court's decision also threatens other fundamental rights that have protected other health care decisions and LGBTQ+ equality.At the same time, enforcing gender conformity by limiting transgender and intersex youth's health care options is fast becoming a priority for the same anti-abortion politicians and organizations that are conspiring to end access to abortion. The same extreme organizations are funding, backing, and fighting in court to block patients from accessing both abortion and gender affirming care—while promoting sterilizing and "normalizing" surgeries on intersex infants and children.
National Women's Law Center;
Every young person deserves to learn in a school environment that supports them. Yet, too often, schools push out youth who are pregnant or parenting. While some LGBTQI girls are as or more likely to become pregnant compared to their non-LGBTQI peers, their experiences are largely ignored and their needs unmet. This call to action for schools and lawmakers highlights students' needs and the inclusive affirmative vision of young pregnancy and parenthood they deserve in their schools.
Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.);
In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down constitutional protections for abortion. One year later, 15 states enacted abortion bans, and half of states have tried. Gender-affirming care restrictions also exploded in the same period: 142 bills were introduced across the U.S. in 2023, 20 states have already banned gender-affirming care for youth, and seven have banned it for people of all ages. These restrictions force healthcare providers to turn away patients in vast regions of the U.S., from Texas to Florida and across much of the American heartland. In turn, healthcare seekers and their families have foregone vital care or traveled far from their homes and across state lines in search of the care they need.State legislators opposed to abortion and gender-affirming care have these healthcare travelers in their crosshairs. They've reached beyond their states' jurisdictional bounds to punish residents for seeking care that is perfectly legal where it's administered. In April 2023, Idaho legislators banned the in-state leg of travel to neighboring states to obtain certain abortions–and other states are trying to follow suit. These laws have been countered by "safe harbor" legislation in states like Massachusetts (abortion care), California, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Washington state (gender-affirming care). But while dubious laws like Idaho's stand, they put healthcare seekers, their helpers and healthcare providers at serious risk of investigation or prosecution.Healthcare seekers' very need to travel can be used against them. Prosecutors bringing criminalized healthcare charges have relied on digital surveillance data in healthcare prosecutions. Typically, the data comes from smartphones: a person's texts, their internet search history, or their online purchase records. The Federal Trade Commission and tech companies like Google have rushed to prevent prosecutors and state officials from using phones' geolocation data to place individuals at healthcare clinics. But even when smartphone data is out of reach, travel data can be used to corroborate accusations against known healthcare travelers and to identify yet unknown healthcare seekers. License plate data, Uber and Lyft data, and even bikeshare data can be used to reveal that someone traveled to a reproductive or gender-affirming healthcare clinic.Not all forms of travel and accommodations pose the same surveillance risk, especially for individuals who are not on state officials' or prosecutors' radar. But it's nearly impossible to travel anonymously in the U.S. and to avoid leaving a digital trail of one's travels.
This issue brief discusses the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ farmworkers and the importance of health centers recognizing and addressing these challenges in order to provide high-quality care.There is a common misconception that few or no lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and all sexually and gender diverse (LGBTQIA+) people exist within the farmworker community. As a result, the health care needs of LGBTQIA+ farmworkers are often overlooked. It is important for health centers to recognize and address the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ farmworkers in order to provide high-quality care to this marginalized population.