How TRANSformational Is Your Work?

Written by: Stephanie Peng

Date: June 09, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to best support transgender communities? Are you funding work for gay, lesbian and bisexual communities, but haven’t considered specific needs of trans* communities? Do you have questions you want to ask, but haven’t known where to turn? Then NCRP’s upcoming webinar How TRANSformational Is Your Work? on June 21 is designed for you.

With legislation providing a “license to discriminate” against the transgender community enacted in Mississippi and North Carolina and under consideration across the U.S., supporting the transgender community has become a critical issue. While there has been an increased acceptance of gay and lesbian people in the U.S., the transgender community is often overlooked. Transgender people’s lives intersect with every issue – on education, health, poverty, civil rights and beyond, transgender leaders have long fought for innovative solutions across the country. Yet few grant dollars support their efforts, to everyone’s detriment.

As Roz Lee of the Arcus Foundation noted in our most recent issue of Responsive Philanthropy, only 7 percent of all LGBT funding in 2014 was explicitly focused on improving the legal status and living experience of transgender people. Whether you are a funder who focuses on education, health or workforce development, there are opportunities to better support the transgender community.

In this interactive webinar, you’ll learn about more about transgender communities, their needs and how to better support diverse transgender leaders on the frontlines of change. This discussion will feature:

  • Rye Young, Executive Director of Third Wave Fund
  • Kris Hayashi, Executive Director of Transgender Law Center
  • Nakisha Lewis, Senior Strategist for Safety at Ms. Foundation for Women
  • Ryan Li Dahlstrom, consultant with Funders for LGBTQ Issues’ Trans Funding Working Group

Join NCRP and Funders for LGBTQ Issues on June 21 at 2 pm EDT for a conversation you don’t want to miss. RVSP here for this webinar!

Stephanie Peng is a philanthropy fellow at NCRP. Follow @NCRP on Twitter. Image by National Museum of American History, used under Creative Commons license.