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Philanthropy Series, “LGBT Life Outside the Bay Area Bubble”

Organizer(s): Horizons Foundation

July 14, 2015
Merrill Lynch 8th Floor Conference Room
555 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

While the LGBT community is making progress on many fronts – including a potential victory in the Supreme Court any day now – LGBT people living outside of progressive communities face a far different reality than many of us here in California. While same-sex marriage may soon be legal in every state, in 29 of those states, LGBT have no protections against discrimination in employment or housing, and their families are often not protected under the law.

So, how bad is it? With the help of two national experts, we’ll take a look at places where LGBT rights and equality generally lag, and how we can help advance equality across the country. We hope you will join us.


  • Ineke Mushovic, Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project (MAP) Ineke directs the Movement Advancement Project, including MAP’s strategic analyses, LGBT movement analyses, and all inquiries into issues of LGBT movement communications. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant with 20 years of strategy experience, including a successful stint as Vice President of Strategy for a dot-com start-up and as Chief Strategist for an advertising agency. Ineke’s nonprofit strategy work includes the YWCA, the United Way, and Impact on Education. She has consulted on LGBT issues since early 2005.
  • Ben Francisco Maulbeck, President, Funders for LGBTQ Issues Ben Francisco Maulbeck is the president of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the national network of foundations and other donors committed to increasing equality and well-being for LGBTQ communities. He is a long-time leader, advocate and grant maker for LGBTQ equality, racial justice and other social change issues. His previous work includes positions at Hispanics in Philanthropy, the William Way LGBT Community Center and The Philadelphia Foundation. His volunteer service has included the leadership of the boards of the Gay & Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI) and the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP)
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Category(s): Philanthropic Sector, General LGBTQ Community