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From Surviving to Thriving: A Quality-of-Life Study with Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) Adults in the City of Los AngelesNovember 6, 2023
Transgender people in California experience discrimination and harassment in employment, housing, health care, schools, and other public places. More limited research has also documented that intersex people face employment discrimination and have poorer health compared to the general population. This study embraced a quality-of-life framework to gather first-person accounts from 55 transgender, non-binary, and intersex (TGI) adults to better understand the needs of TGI people who live, work, or receive services in the City of Los Angeles. Focus group topics included housing, employment, health care, and access to local services and resources. Overall, we found that while the TGI community continues to face many acute challenges, it has also developed expertise, relationships, and resources that will be critical to addressing these challenges in partnership with the City.
Trans Power & Resilience: The Impact of COVID-19 In Trans, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) Communities in Los Angeles CountySeptember 20, 2023
In this study, The TransLatin@ Coalition engaged Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex (TGI) People Of Color (POC) across Los Angeles County to better understand how COVID-19 impacted them. Los Angeles County is home to over 10 million people, with an estimated 28,890 adults identifying as TGI (Williams Institute and the US Census). Given the racial/ethnic make-up of the county, we estimate that over 21,000 identify as TGI people of color (Latinx, Black/African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or Arab/Middle Eastern). TGI people of color share many of the same needs and characteristics as their cisgender women counterparts – they face challenges related to sexism, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia that limit their opportunities to thrive economically. TGI people also face family rejection, which can lead to developmental trauma disorder or complex post-traumatic stress disorder. TGI people aside from family rejection also experience transphobia, which impedes their advancement and makes day-to-day survival much more tenuous.Funding from the California Commission on Women and Girls was utilized to specifically support the engagement of TGI POC in identifying and documenting the economic impact of COVID-19 on them and their communities. With this research, we present community-based solutions related to COVID-19 recovery and resilience for TGI communities in Los Angeles County.
When we think about gun violence as a public health epidemic, we often think about the numbers: Every day in the United States, 120 people are killed with guns and more than 200 are shot and wounded. But what are the experiences behind these metrics? How do survivors and their communities cope in the aftermath of gun violence? What are the immediate and lasting impacts of trauma from gun violence? An understanding of these questions cannot be gained with numbers alone. Far less attention has been dedicated to understanding the experiences of gun violence on survivors. For this reason, this study fills a critical gap in research by focusing on trauma from gun violence by listening to the voices and experiences of those directly impacted.This report is divided into six sections. We discuss the aftermath of gun violence, the impacts of trauma on safety and fear, the ripple effects of gun violence and trauma in communities, support services to cope with trauma, post-traumatic growth, and recommendations to better support survivors of gun violence. We hope to honor the power of the voices of gun violence survivors by elevating their experiences, their stories, and their journeys.
The 2022 Annual Services Report culminates a year of struggle, resistance, wins, and loss, but certainly a lot of hope for our people. In this report, you will find some of the milestones we have taken to push trans-led organizations to have a voice and advance the leadership of trans people locally, nationally, and internationally. From our inception in 2009, we have grown tremendously and simultaneously have supported other Trans-led organizations in California through funding from the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Social Services.Despite the challenges that we encountered in 2022, we as an organization have expanded our services, our team, and our work. We have become one of the biggest Trans led organizations in the country, employing more than 35 TGI-identified people. With the support of many of our partners, we have advocated and have our voices heard in different spaces that are not traditionally made for us. We have been able to assert ourselves on behalf of TGI people in these spaces and made sure that our voices were heard and policies were crafted and created to support the livelihood of all TGI people. It is because of the support of all of you that we have been able to do our work and assert ourselves as one of the most prominent Trans led organizations in the country.
Our annual report, 45 Years of Joy in Resistance, showcases the work Astraea has done in 2022 to move resources where they are greatly needed and to continue to support grassroots LGBTQI+ organizing, no matter how difficult the circumstances.We are proud to share that in 2022:* Astraea disbursed more than $5.9 million in 2022 to 230 grantee partners through 263 grants* Over 86% of our grantees received general operating support grants, allowing for flexibility* 83% of our international grantmaking went to organizations in countries with obstructed, repressed and closing civil societies
Discrimination at Every Turn: The Experience of Trans and Gender Diverse People in Eleven Caribbean CountriesSeptember 1, 2022
Despite widespread violence and discrimination based on gender identity and expression, data on trans and gender diverse lives, as well as platforms for individuals to share their lived experiences, remain scarce. This report, based on 119 surveys responses and six key informant interviews with trans and gender diverse people from eleven Caribbean countries – Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago – seeks to contribute to filling that gap. The research aimed to identify contextual factors that impact the ability of trans people in the Caribbean to affirm their identity and enjoy basic human rights. The report documents the diverse challenges and discriminatory impacts of the inability of trans and gender diverse people to change their official gender marker. It illustrates the complex context for trans and gender diverse realities in the Caribbean and makes recommendations for how Caribbean governments can live up to their obligations under international human rights law and strengthen protection of the rights of trans and gender diverse people.The research findings indicate that, in the selected Caribbean countries, trans and gender diverse people face discrimination in education and employment based on gender identity and expression, with little legal recourse. In many cases, discrimination stems from the inability to legally change one's sex or gender marker to align with one's gender identity. Lack of access to gender-affirming health services when seeking or receiving mental and physical health services is also a key area for concern.The research identifies some areas where progress is being made. Activists are using the courts, public awareness campaigns, and continuous dialogue with authorities with an aim to increase social and political will to recognize gender identity and secure the rights of trans and gender diverse people in the Caribbean. These strategies, with renewed focus on ensuring legal pathways to change gender markers, access gender-affirming health care, and protect from harassment and discrimination, inform the recommendations in this report.
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.
In September 2020, Global Philanthropy Project conducted a second-phase survey of the leading government, multilateral, and philanthropic funders of global LGBTI issues, receiving responses from a group of funders who account for just under half of all global LGBTI funding. The findings from that survey, as well as a review of COVID-19 global humanitarian response funding, inform Where are the Global COVID-19 Resources for LGBTI Communities?The report found that in 2020, many LGBTI organizations across the world responded by shifting from human rights-focused programs to providing local humanitarian relief. Despite this, LGBTI communities have been largely excluded from COVID-19 humanitarian resources. The report outlines the potential long-term implications of the pandemic on global LGBTI movement resources.
In early 2020, Global Philanthropy Project worked with our member organizations and philanthropic partners to develop two related pieces of private research: 1) a report mapping the funding of the global "anti-gender ideology" or "anti-gender" movement, and 2) a report mapping the progressive philanthropic response. We offer the following public document in order to share key learning and to offer additional analysis gained in the comparison of the two reports. Additionally, we share insights based on comparing global and regional LGBTI funding data as documented in the 2017-2018 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities.These findings offer a clear call to action: progressive movements and their philanthropic partners are being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars each year, and the institutions providing that opposition funding have developed sophisticated and coordinated systems to learn, co-fund, and expand their influence. The philanthropic community is called to recognize the scale of the fight and to be both rigorous and creative in our response. Let us seize this remarkable opportunity to work together and engage our collective learning, spending power, and institutional knowledge to help transform the conditions of our communities. Together we can leverage the collective power that this generational crisis demands.
Philanthropy OUTlook: LGBTQ Black Communities offers an overview of the unique needs of LGBTQ Black communities, shares a snapshot of current philanthropic support, and offers key recommendations for funders looking to better support LGBTQ Black communities and Black-led organizations.
2017/2018 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex CommunitiesJune 22, 2020
We are pleased to present The 2017–2018 Global Resources Report: Government and Philanthropic Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Communities, a comprehensive report on the state of foundation and government funding for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) issues. This report documents data on 19,764 grants awarded by 800 foundations, intermediary NGOs, and corporations and by 15 donor government and multilateral agencies over the two-year period of 2017–2018. The report provides detailed data on the distribution of LGBTI funding by geography, issue, strategy, and population focus, offering a tool for identifying trends, gaps, and opportunities in the rapidly changing landscape of LGBTI funding.The 2017–2018 Global Resources Report builds on two previous editions, which focused on grantmaking in the calendar years 2013–2014 and 2015–16. With this third edition, we have now documented comprehensive data through six calendar years of grantmaking, allowing us to conduct a deeper analysis of LGBTI funding trend lines over time. In many sections of this report, we offer a comparison with the previous report documenting 2015–16, and in some key places we share analysis across the full six-year period.This third report represents a continuing and evolving collaboration between two philanthropic networks, Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. The trust developed between these networks has enabled us to adjust the report development process over time as we identify opportunities to activate the unique competencies and assets of both networks. In this iteration of the process, Global Philanthropy Project coordinated development and analysis of the data from foundations and corporations based outside of the United States (U.S.) and from all government and multilateral institutions. Funders for LGBTQ Issues coordinated development and analysis of the data from foundations and corporations based in the U.S., and provided generous overall guidance based on more than a decade of experience producing the comprehensive annual U.S. domestic tracking report on LGBTQI funding.
On June 12, 2016, a man fatally shot 49 people and wounded 58 more at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, FL. The victims, primarily LGBTQ and Latinx, were senselessly killed in what was supposed to be a safe space while celebrating their shared identity and Pride month. This horrific tragedy changed the LGBTQ community forever, catalyzing the movement to unite behind gun violence prevention. Pulse is a reminder of the work that remains to end the acts of hate that wound and kill LGBTQ Americans today -- violence that all too often is perpetrated with guns.As the nation marks four years since this tragedy, we must never lose sight of the unfulfilled hopes, the families shattered and the love lost in this preventable act of mass murder. The thousands more killed by gun violence since Pulse underscore the glaring failure of our elected officials to take common sense steps to combat the scourge of gun violence that plagues our nation. Advocates and people across this country must remain as resolved as ever to honor those taken with action, and work to ensure that all of us may live safe from violence.
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