Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Grantmaker Resources


This page is intended to provide Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer Women resources for grantmakers. This funding focus area is understood to include all people who identify as women with marginalized sexualities, including women who are Intersex, Trans, and Cisgender. As our 2015-2016 Global Resources Report showcases, LBQ activists are often forgotten and underfunded by LGBTQI donors. The following image shows the striking limitations of LBQ funding in the field. 

Global Philanthropy Project and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, April 2018.


The conference is organized by a working group consisting of 22 LBQ women* activists with different backgrounds and representing all regions of the globe. The key themes for this conference are: ‘Leading – Healing – Transforming’. This conference is a space to recognize, celebrate and affirm the experiences, needs, organizing and activism of lesbian, bisexual and queer women*, based on self-determination. The priority is to center women, including Intersex, Trans, Cisgender and all people who identify as women with marginalized sexualities. Women* prioritizes people who identify as women, but includes Gender Non-conforming and Non-binary people.


For more information please contact: lbqwomenglobalconference@gmail.com


European Lesbian* Conference – April 12-14 Kyiv, Ukraine

This conference is the first step in the long-expected and needed construction of a strong lesbian* movement in Europe that will bring together a diverse team in the organizing committee by making it as inclusive and representative as possible. The conference will offer a platform for the empowerment of lesbian* communities, will open discussion on the needs and struggles, the successes and achievements, will create space for the lesbian culture and the history of lesbian activism and with all of that it will set a foundation for building of a strong lesbian* movement in Europe.

For more information please contact: info@europeanlesbianconference.org


Mama Cash and Astraea share some of the brilliant visions of freedom that LBQ activists are creating around the world. LBQ Movement Highlights introduces some of LBQ women’s priorities, strategies, and needs to create the future they envision.

European Lesbian* Conference 2017 Fullscreen Mode
European Lesbian* Conference 2017 Fullscreen Mode

Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice 2018

Time is now: Voices of our friends as a step towards understanding the lives of lesbian, bisexual and trans women in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 CURE Foundation Fullscreen Mode

2nd European Lesbian* Conference April 2019

Kika Fumero and LesWorking 16 de julio de 2017 Fullscreen Mode
Kika Fumero and LesWorking October 2017 Fullscreen Mode

Resource from FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund, November 2017

Urgent Action Fund International Human Rights Law Clinic University of California, Berkeley, School of Law December 2017

New from Mama Cash and Urgent Action Fund, this report is a tool, resource, and testimony to inform the understanding of how closing space, in all its forms, has a gendered impact.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission 2014