GPP’s unique approach of developing cutting-edge research, convening key stakeholders, and engaging the leading donor governments, enables us to identify key and emerging issues impacting the resourcing of LGBTI movements and galvanize responses across multiple sets of actors.

Engaging Government and Multilateral Funders 

GPP provides the world’s largest donor governments, and the philanthropic and civil society actors that engage them, with the resources and tools necessary to increase the amount and quality of their global LGBTI development assistance.

GPP is regularly engaged by donor governments to provide private briefings and presentations on the global LGBTI funding landscape, drawing on our research analysis and member expertise.

Since 2018, our engagement and advice to donor governments has directly influenced more than US$90 million in new funding commitments for global LGBTI rights.

Responding to ‘Anti-Gender Ideology’ (RAGI)

GPP has played a leading role in developing and influencing the field of philanthropic responses to the increasing threat that anti-gender and more broadly anti-rights movements pose to the lives of LGBTI people across different contexts worldwide. That work has included organizing donor convenings and trainings, mobilizing resources, and producing critical knowledge to support those responses. 

Since September 2021 GPP is the convener of a task force focused on philanthropic responses to anti-gender issues. Over 50 philanthropic organizations and networks participate, reflecting a range of grantmaking focus across geographies and issues. Task force members meet monthly to share data and analysis, cultivate knowledge, skills, and capacity, and activate philanthropic leadership to fund bold and inventive responses, and the members play a key role in developing GPP research and events. The task force is open to all donors, regardless of their membership status with GPP, and is coordinated by Mauro Cabral Grinspan, GPP’s Senior Officer for Gender Justice and Equity.

Creating Pathways to meet the needs and priorities of LGBTI movements

The LGBTI Pathways Project is a global resource mobilization project coordinated by GPP and ILGA World. The Project will develop credible, reliable, and accurate evidence on the needs, priorities, and funding landscape of the international and regional LGBTI movements. This evidence aims to inform and influence grantmakers to increase the amount and quality of resources directed toward improving the lives of LGBTI persons worldwide.

Engaging with the Equal Rights Coalition



A first-ever convening on global LGBTI human rights and development, co-hosted by the Swedish Government’s development agency, Sida, and Hivos in Stockholm


“Increasing Support and Resources for LGBT Rights” Conference, co-hosted by the German The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD) in Berlin.


“Conference to Advance the Human Rights of and Promote Inclusive Development for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons”, organized by U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the support of the Council for Global Equality in Washington, D.C.


Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, co-hosted by the Government of Uruguay and the Government of Netherlands in Montevideo.


Equal Rights Coalition Conference, co-hosted by the Government of Canada and Government of Chile in Vancouver.
GPP released position statements prior to the 2016 Montevideo conference (read here) and 2018 Vancouver conference (read here), which outline the network’s priorities for the ERC in order to support the coalition to be an effective platform for increasing the amount and quality of resources flowing to LGBTI movements and communities in the Global South and East.
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