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GPP and GATE Donor Pre-Conference at the ‘Unite! Advocate! Thrive!’ Global Pre-Conference

July 19, 2024 

Munich, Germany

The Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) and the Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) invite you to a Donor Pre-Conference (DPC) focused on funding trans and gender-diverse (TGD) movements and communities. 

The DPC will host key public and private grantmakers, donor governments, corporate funders, high-net wealth individuals, and other partners funding trans movements to develop strategies, share insights, and invent new ways to work together and respond to crises and opportunities for trans movements and communities. This pre-conference will foster a shared understanding of the needs of the field and identify and encourage opportunities for alignment, collaboration, and learning within the donor community financing trans-led movements. 


Attendees will gather for a full-day convening on July 19th. In the evening, we will be hosting a donor reception. After the DPC donors are invited to attend the ‘Unite! Advocate! Thrive!’ Global Trans Conference on July 20-21 hosted by GATE.

Who can participate?

Please note: Once you submit your registration request, you will receive a confirmation email, within ten days, whether we can accommodate your participation. If successful, you will receive information and links providing safe and secure options to proceed with your payment. If you have any questions about registration, please email 

Registration is now closed.

About the agenda 

Donor Pre-Conference Themes

  • Strategies for funding advocacy priorities within the TGD community.
  • Funding in challenging and hostile contexts.
  • Funding to Win: Amplifying the strengths and gains of the international TGD movement.

About the ‘Unite! Advocate! Thrive!’ Global Pre-Conference

On 20 and 21 July 2024, GATE and its partners will organize the ‘Unite! Advocate! Thrive!’ Global Trans Conference, a 2-day conference priori to the International AIDS Conference 2024 that will take place in Munich, Germany. The Conference will be a unique and critical gathering for up to 200 TGD activists and key stakeholders from around the world. It aims to address the notable lack of TGD-specific and -inclusive global strategies, particularly in the global HIV response, and to formulate a unified response to anti-gender and anti-right opposition. 

This Conference is organized jointly with APCOM, the Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN), the East Africa Trans Health and Advocacy Network (EATHAN), the European Sex Workers Rights Alliance (ESWA), Gender Dynamix, RedLacTrans, Transgender Europe (TGEU), Trans United Europe, Transgender Law Center, Transgender Red Umbrella and United Caribbean Trans Network (UCTrans) – TGD and sex workers networks representing all world regions.


Should I plan to stay for the DPC and the Global Trans Conference?

Yes. The DPC is July 19, and the Global Trans Conference Is July 20-21.

What is the Conference Fee?

Basic Conference Fee ($1,430.00 USD) include access to the Donor Pre-Conference, Global Trans Conference, lunch, coffee breaks, and a three-night stay at the conference hotel with breakfast.

Will the conference be accessible?

GATE will engage with an Accessibility Advisor to help make the Conference as accessible as possible. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate every individual request, but we will try our best to meet the needs indicated in this registration form. We will communicate which support we can provide in a timely manner so that you can organize your stay at the Conference.

Please note that everyone can expect the following:

All sleeping rooms will be located near the meeting rooms. The restaurant, plenaries, and breakout rooms will be on the ground floor.

All floors are connected by wheelchair-accessible elevators.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms will be available.

All venues will have step-free access.

There will be a taxi fund for disabled participants who rely on taxis for access.

A quiet room will be available throughout the Conference.

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat options will be provided.

The program will be available in both PDF and Word-only formats.

All volunteers, session leaders and staff will be briefed on basic access needs.

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