LGBTI Funding in Context

When we talk about LGBTI funding, what springs to mind?

In the context of Australia today we hear much about fundraising for marriage equality, and right now the “yes” campaign is the most immediate and visible.  Looking back further into our Australian history we see the rise of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, and a plethora of HIV/AIDS organisations for advocacy, support, treatment and beyond. However, how do we compare to international LGBTI funding? What is our specific context, and how does it differ from the overseas environment?

Let’s start with an understanding as to how little funding goes to LGBTI equality matters generally. And how the small amount that is raised is disproportionately distributed and benefits only a few developed countries.

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