Arcus Winter Grantees Work for LGBTQ Equality Across the Globe

Friday, January 5, 2018

Arcus Winter Grantees Work for LGBTQ Equality Across the Globe

Advocating for the rights of LGBTQ persons across the globe and through a variety of channels is the goal of the grants in the winter Arcus Foundation portfolio. From working with transgender and intersex groups to faith leaders and regional organizations, organizations continue to fight to raise awareness and combat discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Grantees such as the Astraea Foundation and Church World Service will be working with faith-based groups. The former, which is the recipient of several grants this cycle, will continue its Global Philanthropy Project, with a specific focus on donors and faith programs, in the context of increasing funding for LGBTI issues around the globe. The Church World Service will equip faith leaders with the skills they need to oppose discrimination, as well as to advocate for greater inclusion of LGBT refugees in Kenya and South Africa.

Other grantees, including Synergía – Initiatives for Human Rights, are focusing their efforts regionally. The organization will help strengthen human rights advocacy in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as West and Central Africa, to bring about national and regional policy change. Its work in Latin America and the Caribbean focuses on trans groups, as well as the adoption and implementation of measures recognizing gender identity in the Bahamas, El Salvador, and elsewhere. The European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is also focusing its efforts regionally, as well as assisting with the capacity development of smaller grassroots LGBT rights groups in Eastern Europe. …

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