Advocates for LGBT Equality Launch Freedom Fund to Support LGBT Russians

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Arcus Foundation, the Council for Global Equality and the Open Society Foundations have announced the establishment of the Russia Freedom Fund to provide financial support directly to groups working to end discrimination and violence in Russia based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Fund was created with the support of numerous other human rights advocates in response to the recent and dramatic expansion of discrimination and violence directed at LGBT people in Russia, following anti-propaganda and other legislation passed earlier this year.

Grant decisions will be made by a committee comprising representatives from the Arcus Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, nongovernmental organizations including the Council for Global Equality and the International Lesbian and Gay Association-Europe, and Russian representatives acting in an individual capacity who are deeply knowledgeable about the human rights struggle in Russia. Learn more about the Russia Freedom Fund.

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