GiveOUT Logo square

Resourcing LGBTIQ+ Movements for Change in Asia and the Pacific:
A funder convening in advance of the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference
27-28 February

Deloitte Sydney Office
Sydney, Australia


Global Philanthropy Project, in partnership with Aurora and GiveOut, is hosting the first-ever convening on LGBTI funding in Australia, Asia and the Pacific in advance of the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference. 

Resourcing LGBTI Movements for Change in Asia and the Pacific will bring together leading LGBTIQ+ foundations and donor governments focused on Asia and Pacific, with the Australian philanthropic community. The unique two day program will feature LGBTIQ+ funding and civil society experts from Australia, Asia and the Pacific and will focus on developing strategies, sharing insights and inventing new ways to work together and respond to crises and opportunities across the Asia and Pacific regions.

The cost to attend the meeting is $300 AUD.

The meeting will include separate tracks on LGBTIQ+ funding in Asia and the Pacific, and in Australia, as well as plenary sessions highlighting common issues and practices.

Themes for the Asia and the Pacific programming will include: 

  • Negotiating philanthropic assistance in Closing and Closed Spaces
  • The role of LGBTIQ+ movements in political struggles for gender equality, human rights and democracy in Asia and the Pacific
  • Engaging with non-traditional donors and enhancing domestic LGBTIQ+ philanthropy in Asia and the Pacific
  • Resourcing campaigns to address the criminalization of sexuality and gender identities across both regions. 

Themes for the Australia programming will include:

  • The landscape of LGBTIQ+ rights in Australia 
  • The state of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ community sector 
  • Strategies for increasing the role of Australian philanthropy
Please note: This is a private gathering, by invitation, and a non-solicitation event.
For any questions about the pre-conference, contact GPP.


Jessica Stern
U.S. Special Envoy To Advance The Human Rights Of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer And Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons

Louisa Wall
Ambassador for Gender Equality
New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Trade

Midnight Poonkasetwattana
Executive Director
APCOM Foundation

Anna Brown
Equality Australia



Australian Advisory Committee

  • Sam Turner, Aurora
  • Holly Zwalf, Aurora
  • Tracey Martinovich, GiveOut
  • Georgia Matthews, GiveOut
  • Catriona Fay, GiveOut
  • Jacob White, Equality Australia
  • Meredith Jones, Sydney WorldPride

International Advisory Committee

  • Ishita Dutta, Voice 
  • Anne Roos Wasser, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Phoebe De Padua, Foundation for Just Society
  • Ymania Brown, Equality Australia
  • Midnight Poonkasetwattana, APCOM
  • Shirley Ku, Open Society Foundations



About Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference:

Sydney WorldPride will be the first WorldPride hosted in the Southern Hemisphere, featuring the largest LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference ever held in the Asia-Pacific region.The conference will be an immersive three-day program that combines inspiring keynotes, panels, round tables, interactive workshops, innovative pitching, and dedicated networking events. LGBTQIA+ community members from across the globe will come together to tackle the big issues facing LGBTQIA+ communities and develop the skills and networks to effect positive change.

Conference attendees will gather to embark on a journey with over 60 local and international speakers, including First Nations leaders and elders, LGBTQIA+ activists and campaigners, policy and lawmakers, elected officials, researchers, and academics, to dream and amplify our collective vision for equality and justice.


For more information on Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference, click here.  

[Note: Registration for the Grantmaker Conference,  Resourcing LGBTI Movements for Change in Asia and the Pacific, is a separate process, see above]


Registration Deadlines: Tickets will sell out. We encourage you to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.


ILGA World 2022, USA

NEDWA 2019, Cyprus

ILGA World 2019, New Zealand

CFCS 2019, Kenya