Sunday, February 8, 2009

Petition: A Campaign for Native GLBT Funding Justice

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."

Click Here to Sign the Petition!


Miss Vicki said...

2,500 they should hang their heads in shame!!!! I'm going to repost this linking back to you.

Have a Safe Holiday!

Queers United said...

Thanks Vicki for your help, have a great weekend, and I hope you get to hit the beach =)

Queers United said...

This petition needs some help, its seriously lacking in signatures.

elaygee said...

I think you should be asking your "tribal brother" in the Missasooki Seminoles for a grant as they made $1.6 million for each member of the tribe last year thru their casinos.

libhom said...

Being part Cherokee and part Iroquois, I have mixed feelings about this. Indigenous issues are important, but the whole "two spirit" thing is disturbing, since it is a religious concept. Foundation support should go to indigenous projects that are not based on religion, just as all foundation support should be for inclusive, not religious projects.

End the Hate @ Penn State said...

I'm placing this on my blog and getting the word out there for our indigenous sisters and brothers! The LGBTQ community is so diverse we should really all work together equality. Someone should contact HRC and request them to be more inclusive of the native community!

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