LGBTQ+ community usually holds pride events to recognize the impact LGBTQ+ people have worldwide. Most of the changes related to LGBTQ+ rights took place within the last 50 years. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people still face discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That is why we should talk about LGBT issues and fight for equal justice, opportunity, and attitudes for LGBTQ+ Americans.
All the events and programs start with a big idea. At the same time, you are likely to face financial problems while organizing the event. Luckily there is a growing community of funders working together to improve the lives of LGBTQ people. According to the 2017 LGBT Tracking Report, here are the main funders that support the community and LGBTQ+ programs and events.
Arcus Foundation ($17 million)
They support the communities trying to create a better world with no discrimination. Arcus Foundation stands for the opportunity for LGBTQ+ people to live their own lives without facing conviction and violence just because of their sexual orientation.
Ford Foundation ($12,4 million)
This organization supports awareness programs for LGBTQ communities and events focused on reducing poverty and injustice. They proclaim the goal of changing people's lives for the better.
Gilead Sciences ($11,7 million)
It is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization that resists homophobia, transphobia, and racism. In addition, Gilead Sciences are working in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign to combat the HIV epidemic and promote transgender justice.
Gill Foundation ($9,5 million)
Gill Foundation stands for a world where all people have equal opportunity regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Over the past 27 years, their investments have won hard-fought protections for LGBTQ people across America.
Open Society Foundation ($7,8 million)
This foundation promotes and defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities and actively combats discrimination. They also support all sorts of community events and programs across America.