This report is the third in a series of reports entitled Out in the South. This third report, Part Three: Opportunities for Funding LGBT Communities in the U.S. South, provides contextual information that highlights the intersections between critical funding priorities and the lived experience of LGBT Southerners. It also offers specific opportunities and recommendations for funding in the areas of economic opportunity, education, health, HIV/AIDS, media, arts and culture, policy reform, social justice, and youth, including examples of successful partnerships between funders and grantees working in the South.
Out in the South, Part Three, builds on our previous two reports Out in the South, Part One: Foundation Funding for LGBTQ Issues in the U.S. South and Out in the South, Part Two: LGBTQ Community Assets in the U.S. South which highlighted the underfunding of LGBT issues in the South and the impressive array of LGBT organizations and groups.
These reports are part of the Out in the South Initiative at Funders for LGBTQ Issues. This initiative seeks to create a more robust, inclusive conversation among Southerners – individuals, families and funders alike – around issues of community and philanthropy to ultimately empower LGBT Southerners to shape their own lives and futures.