Fighting Anti-Trans State Policies as a FunderThis event is only for grantmakers.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Funders for LGBTQ Issues
In the wake of marriage equality, many expected the significant backlash against LGBTQ people that is now occurring. One strategy opponents of LGBTQ equality have been focusing on is “bathroom bills.” Ballot initiatives or legislation that specifically target transgender and gender diverse people in places of public accommodation under the guise of safety and protection.
Washington State may be facing a well-funded ballot initiative in this fall. Massachusetts has an initiative that will be on the ballot in 2018.
While this strategy may seem narrow in scope, the impact for LGBTQ people across the country is potentially profound. If opponents of equality are successful in their anti-trans state-based efforts, we should expect it to embolden opponents of LGBTQ equality to pursue even more extreme efforts to rollback all kinds protections benefiting LGBTQ people.
As a funder, you may have questions about how you can help.
Join us on June 28th to hear from advocates, funders, and researchers about how they are working to shift the public dialogue about transgender people and prevent a rollback of LGBTQ rights.
This attack on LGBTQ people is occurring quietly, but strategically. These efforts are well-funded by anti-LGBTQ groups. Early efforts to effectively counter attempts to rollback LGBTQ rights will be critical to ensure that significant ground is not lost in the fight for LGBTQ equality.
Join Funders for LGBTQ Issues, Freedom for All Americans, Pride Foundation, and Transgender Law Center for a webinar to learn more about the “bathroom bills,” the response from the LGBTQ movement, and the role funders can play.