Over £25,000 Raised for Non-profits at City for LGBT+
We we're delighted to come together with new partners Consortium and Give Out to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia with a new crowdfunding event - City for LGBT+ (#City4LGBT).
We came together to support four inspiring non-profits driving positive change for LGBT+ individuals and communities.
After a welcoming speech from Geff Parsons of Macquarie Group, we started the evening with an intimate fireside chat between Iain Anderson and Lord Browne, former Chief Executive of BP and LGBT+ role model. The audience felt inspired by his very personal, funny and refreshingly honest take on the importance of being accepted for who you are - both in life and in business. Whilst the UK has seen much change, there is yet so much more to be achieved around the world.
Megan Keys from Gendered Intelligence started off the pitches, talking about their work increasing understanding of gender diversity and make real change in the lives of young trans people in the UK. The crowd was touched by her heartfelt and honest description of seeing lives changed by their work.
The next pitch was Victoria Docherty from New Family Social, on their work supporting adoption and fostering for LGBT+ couples and families – and creating fun experiences with summer camps for the children. The crowd adored hearing some of the kids share their favourite things about camp.
Glenroy Murray from J-FLAG gave a hopeful pitch about the movement towards more inclusivity in Jamaica and a rise in positive public attitudes towards LGBT+ people. They also discussed the need for a new building to house their base of operations.
To close the pitches, Jayna Kothari from the Centre for Law & Policy Research, discussed their work across India providing legal representation to trans people to ensure access to justice. The crowd was heartened by their legal successes in overturning discriminatory laws.
Together, we raised over £25,000 for these four special non-profits. See photos from the night here.
A special thank you to Macquarie Group - winner of the Pink News Business Equality Award 2018 - for hosting us for the evening, and to all who gave generously on the night.