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Philanthropic Support for LGBTQ Issues

Mar 04, 2014

Rising Tide explored the people, the stories, the issues, and the programs that comprise the landscape of Cleveland's local LGBTQ community. Learn what's happening related to LGBTQ programming in youth, families, aging, health, employment, or social justice – from a wealth of local and national experts. 

The year 2013 saw many notable headlines related to LGBTQ issues: eight states added marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court made rulings in two marriage equality cases, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act found support in the U.S. Senate, and a federal judge ordered Ohio authorities to recognize same-sex marriages on death certificates. While these headlines are important to the LGBTQ community, they do not tell the whole story.

We think a rising tide of philanthropic support and social innovation can solve entrenched problems and address community challenges head on. Change is already underway. Our Rising Tide series of conversations showcases new ways of solving old problems by lifting up social innovators who are changing our region. 

Introduction: David Holmes, Foundation Center Cleveland and Robert E. Eckardt, The Cleveland Foundation

Hosted by: Kristi Andrasik, The Cleveland Foundation

Storytellers: Phyllis Harris, The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Max Rivers, St. Martin de Porres, and Elyzabeth Holford, Equality Ohio

Statistics: Ben Francisco Maulbeck, Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Lightning Talks: Mary Zaller, 2014 Gay Games, John F. Garofalo, Akron Community Foundation, Valda Lewis, The SAGE Program, and Dr. Henry Ng, MetroHealth Pride Clinic

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