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Funding LGBTQ Issues in the Trump Era

December 1, 2016
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

This confidential event is reserved for members of Funders for LGBTQ Issues

The election of Donald Trump creates a challenging context for all those funding LGBTQ rights and other issues of social justice. President-elect Trump has promised to reverse many of President Obama’s executive orders that protected the rights of LGBTQ people and to appoint conservative Supreme Court Justices who would roll back progress on LGBTQ rights and reproductive justice. His Vice President, Mike Pence, implemented one of the nation's most anti-LGBTQ laws, using religious freedom as a smokescreen to allow people and businesses to discriminate against LGBTQ people. Trump’s likely top appointees are a Who’s Who of politicians who have taken stark stances against LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, and civil liberties. The ascendance of such an extreme regime at the federal level may also have ripple effects, such as another wave of extreme anti-LGBTQ bills at the state level and a rise in violence against LGBTQ communities.

Join other funders to learn about how the Trump Era is likely to impact LGBTQ issues and to share strategies for funding LGBTQ rights and other social justice issues in this challenging new context. E-mail our Director of Engagement, Kristina Wertz ( if you have questions or suggestions for the call.

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