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Elton John AIDS Foundation, PEPFAR Announce First Recipients Of LGBT Fund Grants To Address Stigma, Discrimination

Associated Press: Elton John: LGBT people must be part of AIDS fight
“British musician Elton John on Wednesday committed money for protecting LGBT people in Africa, saying that leaving them behind in the fight against AIDS will only increase the spread of the disease. The rock star spoke at a global AIDS conference in South Africa that has also attracted philanthropist Bill Gates, actress Charlize Theron, and Britain’s Prince Harry…” (7/20).

The Guardian: Elton John pledges millions to support LGBT people in Africa
“Elton John has pledged to spend his AIDS foundation’s money on supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Africa who are stigmatized and penalized in their own countries. The singer has joined PEPFAR, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, in a $10m LGBT fund that will issue grants and provide expertise to help those living under homophobic regimes…” (Boseley, 7/20).

PEPFAR/Elton John AIDS Foundation: Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR Announce Inaugural LGBT Fund Recipients
“The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) are … announcing the first two recipients of the LGBT Fund. The inaugural recipients are the International HIV/AIDS Alliance (The Alliance) and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF). These partners will administer small grants and provide key technical expertise addressing stigma and discrimination through innovative and community-led approaches in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean…” (7/20).

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