Gill Foundation

Against a Wave of Attacks on LGBTQ Youth, a Reason for Hope

September 18, 2023

Over the past few years, we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in attacks against LGBTQ Americans, especially transgender youth, peaking with more than 600 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in statehouses this year. We know these attacks are being peddled by bad-faith actors using LGBTQ people as pawns just to rile up their base. But I believe the…

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A Mother Reflects on Defending Her Family

May 12, 2023

Amber Briggle is a typical mom in a typical American family. She has a loving husband, two wonderful kids, and a supportive community in Denton, TX, where she runs her own small business. But Amber’s family has been forced into a political battle they never asked for. Amber describes herself as a “mama bear” of…

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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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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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