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23 May 2008

PETITION: A Campaign for Native GLBT Funding Justice

I discovered this very disturbing news over at Queers United.

"Two recent national philanthropy reports have released information indicating that Gay Funders contributed $37 million in one year to GLBT organizations across the United States. Native American Two Spirit People, the poorest of all the GLBT communities, received only 4 small grants of about $2,500.

The average grant to gay organizations nationally is $16,000 a year. Gay funders have a mission to serve all equally, but it's time for a summit with the Two Spirit People here in our ancestral domains to help the funders achieve their mission. Two Spirit People have significant spiritual and ceremonial roles in our Native cultures, and Gay Philanthropy has a significant role to play in realizing a vision of funding-justice and social justice with our people."

Hopefully, this angers you as much as it does me.
If so, then......

Click here to sign the Petition.


Queers United said...

It still makes me crazy that even within our community we have so much division. Thanks for re-posting.

Miss Vicki said...

I agree, lgbt people have experienced prejudice harsh criticisms etc. Yet, it surprises me the rate of judgment within the community, especially over stupid shit.

Queers United said...

Unfortunately I don't think it is distinct just to the LGBT community. Even in communities of color they discriminate based on shade, religious communities on level of observance. People just need to chill.