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Responding to a Crisis: Insights & Impact from the Covid-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund

Between the findings of OutRight’s report, Vulnerability Amplified, news increasingly highlighting inequity in access to COVID-19 vaccines, and the overwhelming number of calls for help expressed in the applications to our Emergency Fund, it is painfully clear – for LGBTIQ people the pandemic is a crisis within a crisis. A crisis of hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and even death. In April 2020, OutRight launched the COVID-19 LGBTIQ Emergency Fund to respond to the urgent and ongoing needs of LGBTIQ people and communities around the world, particularly where poverty is deep, healthcare systems are under-resourced and humanitarian interventions may exclude the LGBTIQ population. By early August, OutRight will have distributed approximately USD $3.2M in grants to 310 groups in more than 101 countries, reaching an estimated 145,000+ people. Sixteen months into the Fund’s launch, we invite you to join us on August 26 to hear about its impact, the state of the LGBTIQ human rights movement globally, and what comes next.



  • Alex Gray, Director of International Funds, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

  • Ryan Korbarri, Crisis Response, Mechanism/Chairperson, Arus Pelangi

  • Liberty Matthyse, Executive Director, Gender Dynamix

  • Maria Sjödin, Deputy Executive Director, OutRight Action International

  • Yvonne Wamari, Africa Program Officer, OutRight Action International



  • Aug 26, 2021 11:30 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

  • 8:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT / 5:30pm CET


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