Growing Leadership: Shining a light on LGBT people of color

The first step in our new partnership is the wide release and distribution of a HOPE Fund-produced short film, called "Growing Leadership." Over the last several years, The HOPE Fund has made grants to several organizations serving LGBT people of color. The film focuses on the leaders of these organizations and what it takes to incite and inspire others to make the region a more welcoming place. 

"There is exciting momentum within the region's LGBT community, in great part due to the growing base of leaders serving communities of color," said Allan D. Gilmour, chair of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and co-chair of the HOPE fund. "The HOPE Fund is very pleased to release this film, which highlights several of our Racial Equity Initiative grantees and their leadership philosophies and experiences."

The 3-minute film can be seen below and at Pride Source.

Issue Media Group (parent company of Model D and Metromode) will showcase a number of LGBT leaders of color through written and video interviews over the coming year. 

This activity builds on a series of activities by The HOPE Fund over the last four years to help build the capacity of LGBT people of color communities through its Racial Equity Initiative.

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