In this episode, OutRight Action International’s Executive Director Jessica Stern and Caribbean Program Officer Neish Clean, teach listeners about the work of their organization and the need to support the LGBTIQ community, especially in the midst of the global pandemic. Moderated by Robert Williams, SVCF Donor Engagement Associate and Pride Council representative and Michael Lopez, former SVCF Director of Corporate Responsibility and Pride Council co-chair, these four LGBTIQ advocates scrutinize the existing challenges of this community that have been magnified by COVID-19. OutRight works at the regional and international levels to research, document, defend and advance the rights of LGBTIQ people.

In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Access the full show notes at

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