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New Report Out on State of LBQ Movements

Channel grantee partner Mama Cash and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report titled Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements on June 23, 2020 which showcases LBQ activists’ work and their current lack of resources, making a powerful case for why greater and more effective funding is needed.

Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced documents the groundbreaking work of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) groups by drawing on data from 378 activists in 97 countries and 67 philanthropic donors.  Activists are working at the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability to challenge systemic oppression while also building knowledge among LBQ communities on holistic security, self- and collective- care, social norm change, and legal and policy advocacy. Under often hostile conditions, LBQ groups work to build the visibility of LBQ people by creating feminist art and cultural spaces, organizing their communities, and building awareness of LBQ people and their human rights.