In every corner of the world, LGBTI activists and allies have worked to resist persecution and to advance the recognition of the rights and dignity of all people, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. These activists have organised themselves in civil society organisations (CSOs), networks and informal groups, often doing so in repressive contexts and with limited resources. In recent years, as acceptance of LGBTI people has begun to increase, a growing number of mainstream CSOs have also integrated LGBTI issues into their work.
This contribution to the 2016 CIVICUS State of Civil Society Report provides a brief overview of the current state of funding for LGBTI issues globally, drawing on recent research conducted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP), and offers four broad strategies for funders to resource LGBTI issues in civil society. Read more.