Gill Foundation

 

The Challenge


29 States

still don’t treat their LGBT citizens equally. LGBT people can be fired from their jobs, denied housing, and denied services based solely on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Employment nondiscrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly fired, not hired, or discriminated against in the workplace by private employers.

Housing nondiscrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly evicted, denied housing, or refused the ability to rent or buy housing.

Public accommodation nondiscrimination laws protect LGBT people from being unfairly refused service or entry to, or from facing discrimination in, places accessible to the public.

 

The Consequences


Statistically, No Matter How Hardworking, LGBT People Still:

  • Experience greater difficulty finding and keeping a job.
  • Get fewer benefits.
  • Pay more taxes on the same income.

A Broken Bargain: Full Report (PDF). June 2013. Movement Advancement Project, Center for American Progress, and Human Rights Campaign.

 
 

The Power of Intervention

We’re making major progress toward securing equal treatment for all in employment, housing, and public life. Strategic investments in efforts to organize fair-minded Americans, educate the public, and share stories has led to significant progress in this area.

21 States

(plus D.C.) now have employment nondiscrimination laws that protect hardworking LGBT employees. That’s progress!

A Broken Bargain: Full Report (PDF). June 2013. Movement Advancement Project, Center for American Progress, and Human Rights Campaign.

Work in Action in Key States


  • In the emerging economic giant of the South, we are working with our partners to:

    • Create a public imperative for policies that treat LGBT people fairly and equally.
    • Are you willing to invest time, energy, and resources in the Peach State?
    • Engage business and community leaders seeking to cement Georgia’s place as a fair-minded economic and cultural capital.

  • The Grand Canyon State, a pioneering place, is a rising economic powerhouse and knows fairness is good business. With our partners, we are:

    • Identifying the most strategic opportunities to make equal treatment for everyone a reality.
    • Are you willing to invest time, energy, and resources for progress in Arizona?
    • Partnering with business and community leaders who know fairness is best for Arizona’s economy and people.

  • In the Lone Star State, from Austin to Houston to Dallas and beyond, we’re working with our partners to:

    • Engage Texans in a conversation about the importance of policies that protect LGBT people from discrimination.
    • Are you willing to invest time, energy, and resources to advance progress in Texas?
    • Elevate the stories of business leaders and community members who believe in treating all people fairly and equally.

  • In the world tourism capital, Panhandle to Keys, we are working with our partners to:

    • Build public support for policies that ensure basic fairness for Florida’s LGBT people.
    • Are you willing to invest time, energy, and resources in the Sunshine State?
    • Find business leaders and community allies, in big cities and small towns, who want to see Florida on the right side of history.

Our Approach

  • Learn.

    Explore, research, and determine where strategic investments can improve the greatest number of lives.

  • Focus.

    Prioritize philanthropic giving in states to accelerate the pace of progress where it’s needed most.

  • Collaborate.

    Partner with allied foundations and individuals to fund together and increase our collective impact.

 

Help Make a Change

We seek funding allies who will join with us.