Gill Foundation

Familiarity, Framing & the Power of Telling Our Stories

February 15, 2024

In the work to achieve LGBTQ equality, we are no strangers to the importance of sharing our stories. Storytelling is one of our strongest allies, crucial to every success we’ve had as a movement. Stories act as bridges, connecting us to each other and making the unfamiliar, familiar. Familiarity is the first step toward acceptance….

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A Path Forward for LGBTQ Equality

May 3, 2023

We live in a difficult moment in the march toward LGBTQ equality. In some ways, it’s a contradictory one. We’ve achieved greater acceptance and representation than ever before. But alongside growing visibility, we’ve experienced growing hostility. And a new wave of attacks is coming down hardest on some of our community’s most vulnerable: LGBTQ youth…

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A Win in Georgia Shows Full Promise of Bostock

August 3, 2022

The Supreme Court’s 2020 landmark ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, which clarified that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars employment discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, was a momentous victory for LGBTQ Americans. This 6-3 decision, authored by Trump appointed Justice Gorsuch, enshrined into law that no one…

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Power in Numbers

April 13, 2022

Preparations are in motion to field the largest survey of transgender people in the United States The Gill Foundation’s investment strategy has always been focused on finding and filling gaps. One such gap is the decades of public population research that has failed to include the LGBTQ community. The ramifications of this data deficiency can…

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Leadership, Visibility, and Joy

March 31, 2022

TRANSGENDER LEADERS ON WHAT TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY MEANS TO THEM March 31st is International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV). Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we honor the lives we’ve lost to anti-transgender violence, #TransgenderDayofVisibility is a time of joy — a time when we celebrate the incredible contributions transgender people make to our…

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Friends and Future Friends

March 16, 2022

Forging a Path Forward with Direction from the Past One of my favorite Tim Gill philosophies is “to think about the world as friends and future friends.” A hallmark of Tim’s philanthropy is finding common cause with unexpected allies and working with anyone who shares the goal of LGBTQ equality, even those who may have…

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Closeness, Compassion, Tenderness

February 15, 2022

Celebrating Sister Jeannine Gramick’s 50 Years of LGBTQ Ministry For 50 years, Sister Jeannine Gramick has been building bridges between LGBTQ people and the Roman Catholic Church. In recognition of her work, Pope Francis recently sent the co-founder of New Ways Ministry, a Gill Foundation grantee, a handwritten letter, thanking her for her work on…

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