Our Families

Two million kids in America live with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) parents. They’re happy and healthy, but face challenges from unfair laws that don’t recognize their families. In 2011, the Family Equality Council, Center for American Progress (CAP), and Movement Advancement Project (MAP) collaborated on a groundbreaking report highlighting these inequities — “All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families.” Watch this video to learn… »

Making Schools Safe in Colorado

Ensuring safe and inclusive schools for all students, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students is a national priority. In 2011, a group of innovative Colorado organizations embarked on an initiative to build on Colorado’s new LGBT-inclusive anti-bullying law and transform the culture of Colorado’s schools. Watch this video to learn more about how Colorado’s School Culture Initiative changed the life of one Colorado teenager, Caleb, and how this project can serve… »

A Message From Tim Gill and Tim Sweeney

In 2011, the Gill Foundation achieved a milestone, exceeding $200 million invested since inception in organizations and programs promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Watch this message from Tim Gill and Tim Sweeney to learn how the foundation’s continuing aggressive funding in 2011 advanced its priorities of equality in the states, federal advocacy, ally-building, countering opponents, donor collaboration, and our home state of Colorado.… »

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Message from Tim Gill

When Tim Gill created the Gill Foundation in 1994, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell had just gone into effect, support for marriage equality stood at 25 percent, and Colorado was in the midst of a court battle to determine whether gay people could be protected under the law at all. Change sometimes takes longer than we would hope. But in 2010, after 17 years, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was finally repealed. And support for marriage passed 50 percent for the first time. Despite assets remaining flat,… »