Funding Forward 2016
We are so excited to be here at Funding Forward 2016, the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, hosted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Executive Director, Gabriel Foster presented at the plenary session on “Trans Justice Funding and Organizing: Honoring Legacies and Building Futures, alongside Shelby Chestnut from the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Patricia Eng at New York Women’s Foundation, Andy Marra at the Arcus Foundation, and Isa Noyola from the Transgender Law Center.
We also had the opportunity to share more about TJFP’s funding structure at a workshop on “Transformative Giving Models to Fund Transformative LGBTQ Activism.” It was such a treat to be able to share space with folks like, Miabi Chatterji at the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund and Dr. Alice Y. Horn from AAPIP and hear about their work with donor and giving circles.
Thank you Funders for LGBTQ Issues for including us at this wonderful gathering!
Shirt: “My existance is resistance” Image via Not1More
Trans Activists Blockade Road Outside Immigration Detention Center
Yesterday in Santa Ana, California Trans rights, immigrant rights & LGBTQ leaders took over the intersection of Flower and Civic Center, near the detention center in Santa Ana that holds transgender detainees.
“For too long our communities have been experiencing oppression through its immigration system. With each presidential administration advocates rally and push for reform measures and some lose sight of the broader vision for liberation. We are here today to uplift these broader demands of liberation; an end to detention centers and the criminalization of our transgender, gender non-conforming and queer communities. Trans women today are at the front-lines and showing up for our communities because our lives are on the line.” -Isa Noyola, Program Manager at the Transgender Law Center
TJPF is feeling a tremendous amount of love and respect for our friends, colleagues and community members out there literally putting their very lives and bodies at risk to say enough is enough!
View the full article here.
Isa Noyola getting arrested. Image via Not1More