Aten clients making a difference for LGBTQ+ rights
We are so proud of our partnerships with mission-driven organizations advocating for equal rights, fair treatment, and inclusivity both nationally and across the globe. Our clients do incredible work — from active community engagement, through the preservation and retelling of important history, to frontline reporting and advocacy.
While progress has been made in advancing LGBTQIA+ rights and acceptance, it is imperative that we recognize the fight for equality and inclusion is far from over. Discrimination, prejudice, and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression is persistent all over the world.
That is why this Pride month, we’re proud to highlight the ongoing LGBTQ+ civil rights movement through meaningful partnerships with some of our change-making clients.
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch documents and exposes abuses based on sexual orientation and gender identity worldwide from unequal treatment and discrimination through unjust arrests, torture, and executions. They advocate for laws and policies that protect human dignity and work for a world where all people can enjoy their rights fully.
Protecting Underserved Groups
The Population Council develops groundbreaking social science, public health policies, and biomedical research to transform global health—especially among underserved populations. They collaborate with locally rooted organizations, communities, and governments to create change for marginalized groups like women of color, gender minorities, and LGBTQ+ people.
City of Oaks
Raleigh, North Carolina — City of Oaks — fosters an inclusive community where people of all backgrounds can feel safe, respected, and represented. From appointing an LGBTQ Liaison in the Raleigh Police Department to regularly hosting and promoting events and educational opportunities, the City of Raleigh is committed to the equal rights and treatment of all residents, workers, and visitors.
Our [City of Raleigh’s] work is intersectional as we believe that all oppressions are interconnected. As such, we are strong advocates for all LGBTQ and non-binary North Carolinians. The legacy of Stonewall lives on and we look forward to working with members of the community and supporting those within our organization to live their lives with Pride! - Beth Berg, Assistant Communications Director at City of Raleigh
LGBTQ+ in Boulder
In 2005, Boulder was listed in the book 50 Fabulous Gay-friendly Places to Live. Boulder strives to develop policies, programs, and services that embrace and equitably serve their community. From progressive municipal codes guaranteeing rights for domestic partnerships to a host of outreach and educational programs provided through the city’s Public Library and Police Department, Boulder, CO, is committed to celebrating and ensuring the fair treatment of all its community members.
Advocating for LGBTQ+ Youth
A graduate of the Tufts University Fletcher School of Global Affairs is collaborating with policymakers at the nation’s capital to advocate for equal rights to protect LGBTQ+ youth.
Part of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity researches racism and brings awareness of health equity issues to the public. They are committed to enacting lasting change for underserved groups via community engagement and education.
Civil rights movements require constant energy, innovation, and dedication to evolve public policy and popular opinion towards equality, fairness, and inclusivity. This month we celebrate mission-driven organizations taking an active role in that evolution for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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