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COVID-19 Emergency Grant Recipients





Outright Team
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During times of crisis, vulnerable communities, such as LGBTIQ people, become more vulnerable. With the onset of COVID-19, not only do we experience higher barriers of access to healthcare, rising levels of domestic and family violence, and disproportionate food and shelter insecurity, we also face an inability to access emergency relief which too often excludes us. To support LGBTIQ organizations and communities as they face the COVID-19 pandemic, Outright launched its COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund. The Emergency Fund aims to step in and support LGBTIQ people and organizations where other services fail to do so.

Within a month of opening the fund for applications, we received over 1500 appeals for help, most to cover alleviation efforts of rising food and shelter insecurity among LGBTIQ communities.

Three rounds of grants have been issued to a total of 90 organizations including (list incomplete for security reasons):

  • ACATHI Spain
  • ACON Australia
  • Arcolris Timor Leste
  • Arus Pelangi Indonesia
  • Association of LGBTI people in Zimbabwe (GALZ)
  • Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme, Kenya
  • Blue Diamond Society Nepal
  • Brujula Intersexual Mexico
  • Butterfly Trans Barbados
  • COLESDOM Dominican Republic
  • Casa das Pretas Brazil
  • Centro de Integracion y Recuperacion Jardin de las Mariposas A.C, Mexico
  • Colectivo TLGBI Bolivia
  • Collectif LIQAAT Morocco
  • Community Welfare and Development Organization Sri Lanka
  • Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality, Fiji
  • Eagle Wings Youth Initiatives, Tanzania
  • Equal Ground Sri Lanka
  • Equals Inc. Barbados
  • FACSDIS Haiti (Domincan Republic)
  • Fundacion Amal Argentina
  • Galang Philippines
  • Guyana Trans United
  • Helem Lebano
  • Humraz Male Health Society, Pakistan
  • Humsafar Trust India
  • Interfaith Diversity Network West Africa Ghana
  • Intersex Community of Zimbabwe
  • IraQueer
  • Kifkif Spain
  • Kyrgyz Indigo and Labrys, Kyrgyzstan
  • LGBT Forum Progress Montenegro
  • Lambda Mozambique
  • Lesbian Organization Against Violence and Inequality, Philippines
  • MESH Antigua
  • Malaysian AIDS Council
  • Mawjoudin We Exist for Equality, Tunisia
  • Micro Rainbow CIC UK
  • Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives
  • Myanmar MSM Network
  • OTRAF Bolivia
  • PASSOP South Africa
  • PEMA Kenya
  • Perkumpulan Suara Kita, Indonesia
  • Raras No Tan Raras, Colombia
  • Rella Women's Foundation Uganda
  • SASOD Guyana
  • Sappho India
  • Selenna y Escuela Amaranta Chile
  • Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL)
  • Streha Albania
  • Taala Foundation Uganda
  • Transgender and Intersex Africa TIA South Africa
  • Transman Equality Philippines
  • Triangle Project, South Africa
  • United Caribbean TRANS Bahamas
  • United and Strong Inc, St. Lucia
  • Vivir Libre Ecuador
  • WOMANTRA Trinidad
  • Young Out Here Sri Lanka
  • Youth Champs 4 Mental Health, Fiji

Learn more about the fund here.

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