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4 May 2022

Stepping forward by stepping back? What have we learnt from five years of LBQT grantmaking?

Poonam Joshi
Poonam Joshi, Chair of our International Development Committee, reflects on our 2021 evaluation of our programme to support LTBQ communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
International Development
18 May 2021

A line in the sand – this is a year for the UK to show concrete leadership on international LGBTI rights

David Sampson
Underfunding for LGBTI rights globally must be at the top of the UK Government's to-do list as it plans its first-ever Global Conference on LGBT Rights in June 2022.
International Development
17 May 2021

On IDAHOBIT, a reminder to double-down in our support for LGBTQI communities globally

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
We join Astraea in celebrating LGBTQI grassroots organizers globally: their inspiring work to resist violence and discrimination, change laws and provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Development
29 March 2021

Our goal is more and better money for LGBTI communities

Matthew Hart, Global Philanthropy Project
The Director of the Global Philanthropy Project discusses GPP's work as well as and his hopes and concerns for the LGBTI+ communities in the Global South and East that GPP funders come together to support.
International Development
18 March 2020

Funding for LGBTI communities in Africa is growing – but there’s more to do particularly for women

David Sampson
Five years into our programme supporting LGBTI activism in Africa, the Programme's Director discusses why our support for LBQT women is particularly important and the progress made towards increasing funding for a hard-pressed but courageous civil society.
International Development
24 February 2020

GALA’s Kewpie Collection: collecting and sharing LGBTIQ histories and stories in Africa

Linda Chernis, GALA Archivist
Kewpie was a celebrated queer hairdresser from District Six in Cape Town. Her photographs are now held by the GALA Queer Archive.
International Development
3 June 2019

Funding unchained: an activist approach to unlocking LGBTQI leadership in West Africa

Caroline Kouassiaman, ISDAO
How as funders can we create spaces and opportunities for LGBTQI-led activist groups and organisations to think expansively, to strategise and work towards creating different realities?
International Development
29 May 2018

LGBTI youth who survive and thrive on the continent must be celebrated

Richard Lusimbo, Pan-Africa ILGA
Pan-Africa ILGA is convening its 4th Regional Conference in Botswana, this week with a focus on supporting the development of the LGBTI youth movement in Africa. Richard is the co-Chair and is interviewed here.
International Development
17 May 2018

Go West! Philanthropy’s role in supporting LGBTI rights in West Africa and beyond

David Sampson
Our International Development programme has just made its first grants in West Africa to address discrimination against LGBTI communities. The Foundation’s Deputy Director, David Sampson, explains why.
International Development
4 July 2016

LGBTI rights – the human rights struggle for our generation

Danny Sriskandarajah, Civicus
The rights of LGBTI citizens across the world are intrinsically bound up all our rights. We need to build a broad-based, progressive alliance.
International Development