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LGBTQ people— especially LGBTQ people of color and trans people—are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Biased policing and aggressive sentencing make LGBTQ people more likely to face time in prison, where they often face poor treatment and abuse.
Although more resources are needed, funding addressing LGBTQ criminalization and criminal justice reform in the United States is growing.
Over the two-year period of 2014 and 2015, the majority of local and statewide funding addressing LGBTQ criminalization and criminal justice reform went to the Northeast and the South.
Although more resources are needed, funding addressing LGBTQ criminalization and criminal justice reform in the United States is growing; currently is $5M strong!
The core areas of focus are:
- National Advocacy and Research
- Intersectional Organizing Led by LGBTQ Immigrants and People of Color
- Local Grassroots Organizations
- Supper, Services, and Community Building
The top five funders account for nearly two-thirds of all LGBTQ criminalization and criminal justice reform funding:
- Anonymous donors
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation For Justice
- Arcus Foundation
- Tides Foundation
Learn more at the full infographic at Funders for Justice.