• Kate Kendall, Maya Harris, and Tim Sweeney: America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 1

    Assessing LGBT issues through a prism of defining national challenges helps to illuminate the unique ways in which "American" issues impact LGBT people and vice versa. This sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us also showcases donors who have been inspired to make these challenges a priority for their giving. An overview featuring:
    • Tim Sweeney [moderator], Gill Foundation
    • Kate Kendall, National Center for Lesbian Rights
    • Maya Harris, Ford Foundation

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • America's Challenges are LGBT Challenges, Part 2

    Advocates and donors offer a sobering look at the challenges faced by the most vulnerable among us. Featuring:
    • School Climate: Geoffrey Winder (GSA Network) and Ryan Pedlow (Ziff Brothers Investments / GLSEN)
    • Youth Homelessness: Jama Shelton (Forty to None Project) and Terrence Meck (The Palette Fund)
    • Healthcare Access for All: Jace Woodrum (One Colorado) and Jennifer Kates (Kaiser Family Foundation)
    • Immigration Reform: Jorge Gutierrez (United We Dream) and Matt Foreman (Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund)
    • Aging: Kathleen Sullivan (L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center) and Ambassador James C. Hormel
    • Global / International: Selly Thiam (None on Record) and J. Bob Alotta (Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice)

    Posted 2.18.15
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  • Cary Alan Johnson, Dorothy Sander, and Sass Rogando Sasot: Equality Without Borders

    Cary Johnson is executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Sass Rogando Sasot has been a transgender rights activist in the Philippines and Europe since she was 19, and Dorothy Sander is a philanthropist and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at IGLHRC. They come from different walks of life, but they share the common desire to see equality for all LGBT people around the world. Listen to the panel explain how what happens abroad affects us here in the U.S. whether it be the right to marry, employment nondiscrimination, access to health care, or religious tolerance – and vise versa.

    Posted 2.16.12
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  • Janet Murguía: Latino/LGBT Collaboration

    Janet Murguía is President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Using the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), Janet highlights what can happen when disenfranchised people work together and why it's important for the Latino and LGBT communities to continue collaborating.

    Posted 7.29.11
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  • Michael Adams: The Elderly Experience

    As the executive director of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) Michael Adams understands the difficulties LGBT older people face on a daily basis. These difficulties range from economic hardship and increased isolation, to a lack of competent services and healthcare disparities. Michael also knows there’s a transformational opportunity to change outdated policies via the Older Americans Act, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, and the collaboration between LGBT nonprofits, straight allies, and individual donors.

    Posted 5.10.11
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  • Mike Schaefer: Where Do You Find Hope?

    Mike Schaefer recounts the fear, anger, and disappointment he encountered as a young gay man coming of age in the 1980’s. After the personal loss of acquaintances, friends, and loved ones to HIV/AIDS and suicide, Mike stood up and took action to give a voice to LGBT people everywhere. Today, through his philanthropic giving and the giving of other like-minded individuals, Mike is grateful and hopeful for the future.

    Posted 5.10.11
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