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

Resourcing LGBTIQ+ 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.

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Donor Conference Advisory Committee

Australian Advisory Committee

  • Sam Turner, Aurora
  • Amanda Keeling, 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

Funders Receptions

Sunday 26, February 6 pm – 10 pm

Join us on Sunday February 26th for a sunset cruise across the Sydney Harbor. There will be finger food and drinks to welcome us to the conference.

Time and place locations will be shared closer to the day and on the attendee site to those who’ve registered.

Monday 27, February 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Paul Ramsay Foundation is hosting a reception at the Yirranma Place for Resourcing LGBTIQ+ Movements for Change in Asia and the Pacific.

Tuesday 28, February 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Deloitte is hosting a closing reception Resourcing LGBTIQ+ Movements for Change in Asia and the Pacific.

General 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.
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