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'Black Out: Understanding LGBT Advocacy and Black Communities

Organizer(s): ABFE, Third Wave Fund, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues

November 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Black LGBT communities have always been at the intersection of racial justice and LGBT activism, although their continued invisibility within these movements have marginalized their voices due to homophobia and racism. Although pioneers such as James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Audre Lorde and Bayard Rustin used activism to advance racial justice and LGBT issues, there is still more work to be done. LGBT Black communities experience a unique form of discrimination at home and within faith institutions, schools, workplaces, health facilities and communities. This session, co-sponsored by Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Third Wave Fund, will examine how leaders and organizations connect racial and LGBT identity to secure social justice for LGBT people. Panelists:

  • Ernest Hopkins, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
  • Gabriel Foster, Trans Justice Funding Project
  • Naa Hammond, Funders for LGBT Issues
  • Roz Lee, Arcus Foundation
Moderator: Alvin Starks, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Host: Edward Jones, Director of Programs, ABFE

Only Grantmakers Invited? No