Call for Applications: OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund

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Published April 9, 2020
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Application Deadline: From 8 April 2020 until funding is available/end of COVID-19 crisis

OutRight Action International has launched the OutRight COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The fund will offer emergency financial resources to LGBTIQ organizations around the world who are serving people impacted by COVID-19, and support OutRight’s work to document and respond to the impacts of the crisis on LGBTIQ communities. The first disbursement of $100,000 opens for applications on April 8, 2020.

The fund was launched in collaboration with founding partners Calvin Klein, Inc., Microsoft Corp. and the Dunn Family Charitable Foundation. It will offer one-time general operating grants of $2,500-$10,000 to LGBTIQ organizations in regions outside of North America and Europe that are addressing issues exacerbated by COVID-19 facing LGBTIQ people, including:

  • Access to basic needs such as food, emergency shelter, and Wi-Fi;
  • Access to healthcare;
  • The economic impact, such as unemployment and poverty;
  • Domestic/family violence against LGBTIQ people;
  • Protection of human rights, safety and security of LGBTIQ people in times of crisis.

Please visit the call page for more information and to see if you are eligible:

About OutRight International

OutRight Action International works at a global, regional and national level to eradicate the persecution, inequality and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) people face around the world. From its offices in 7 countries and headquarters in New York, OutRight builds capacity of LGBTIQ movements, documents human rights violations, advocates for inclusion and equality, and holds leaders accountable for protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere. OutRight has recognized consultative status at the United Nations.