LGBTQ Communities & the 2017 Funding Landscape

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

In June of 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, signaling a huge victory for many in the LGBTQ community. While this advance was important and significant, the work to ensure full lived and legal equality equality for all LGBTQ people is far from over.

LGBTQ people—and LGBTQ people of color in particular—are still disproportionately impacted across a wide variety of social indicators, from housing to healthcare to education. Many states and local municipalities still do not have non-discrimination ordinances that protect LGBTQ people, and some that do are currently under attack. The rights of transgender people are especially at risk as so-called “bathroom bills” are being introduced even in places like Washington state, where there have been protections in place for more than a decade. The new administration clearly signaled how LGBTQ people will be treated going forward when they revoked the guidance that protected transgender students from discrimination in schools.
So what does all of this mean for grantmakers who are specifically funding LGBTQ issues and those that aren’t yet? What are the needs and where are the opportunities for change? How has 2017 been a game-changer, and in what ways are the issues unchanged?
Join us for a program with Pride Foundation’s CEO Kris Hermanns and Director of Strategic Priorities Katie Carter to explore the landscape of LGBTQ funding in 2017 and beyond. The program will cover:

  • An overview of the recent merger of Pride Foundation and Equity Foundation and the implications for Oregon
  • A panel discussion about the Funders for LGBTQ Issues conference that took place last month and the learnings from it
  • Local applications about what funders can do to support LGBTQ communities in relation to their own missions and priorities



Eliot Center, Buchan Reception Hall

1226 SW Salmon, Portland, OR 97205


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Non-member rate: $45.00

Lunch is provided.


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