In an interview with 5280 Magazine, Tim Gill reflects on the origins of the Gill Foundation and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ equality.
A Timeline of the Gill Foundation
We reflect on progress made and challenges overcome – and, with renewed urgency and focus, take stock of the work that remains.
Equality Act Passes House, Receives Hearing Before Senate Judiciary Committee
SCOTUS Rules that LGBTQ People Cannot be Fired on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity
Conversion Therapy Bans Sweep the Nation
Wins for Transgender Americans
Pursuing Opportunity in the States as Federal Rights Unravel
The Fight for Nondiscrimination Ramps Up
Marriage Equality Becomes the Law of the Land
Focus Shifts to Nondiscrimination
DOMA Found Unconstitutional
Marriage Equality Wins on the Ballot
Making Schools Safe in Colorado
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repealed
Three More States Win the Freedom to Marry
Proposition 8 Stuns the LGBT Movement
Seizing Opportunities in the States
The Backlash to Marriage Intensifies
Creating the Blueprint for Marriage
Marriage Equality Becomes a Bullseye
Massachusetts Moves Toward Marriage Equality
Gill Foundation Works With Unlikely Allies
LGBT Funds Spark Debate
Marriage Fight Takes Off in Vermont
Strengthening the LGBT Movement
Matthew Shepard’s Murder Spotlights Anti-LGBT Animus
Marriage Fight Begins to Loom
Amendment 2 Found Unconstitutional
Amendment 2 Goes Before the U.S. Supreme Court
Tim Gill Establishes the Gill Foundation in Response to Amendment 2
NCLR's Born Perfect Campaign
Few practices hurt LGBTQ youth more than attempts to change their sexual orientation or gender identity through the harmful practice of conversion therapy. That’s why the National Center for Lesbian Rights’ Born Perfect Campaign has been working across the country to protect LGBTQ children and young people, fighting in courtrooms to ensure their safety, and raising awareness about the serious harms caused by these dangerous practices.
Freedom for All Americans Education Fund
No one should be treated unfairly because of who they are or whom they love, but in a majority of states, LGBTQ Americans are not fully protected from discrimination. Freedom for All Americans Education Fund is working to ensure that every LGBTQ person is free to earn a living, provide a home for their family, and build a better life in their community—without living in fear of discrimination.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) creates life-saving change for transgender Americans. Their policy and public education work ensures that transgender people are able to get jobs free from discrimination, to update their identity documents to reflect their true identities, to access the healthcare they need to thrive, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
We seek other donors, philanthropists, and funders to work side by side with us to secure full equality.