Spain joins the Global Fund for Equality

News - 2023.5.11

The US and Spain recognise that all human beings should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, regardless of who they are or whom they love. Promoting and protecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) people is an important part of our shared foreign policy objectives.

Consistent with its commitment to these values, Spain has formally announced that it will join the Global Fund for Equality as a Donor Partner. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Albares took part today in the signing ceremony of this commitment. The Global Equality Fund (GEF), a public-private partnership administered by the US, is based on the shared commitment of its partners to advance freedom, equality and dignity for all. With Spain's announcement, the GEF partnership now comprises 18 donor governments and 10 private donors.

Through the Global Fund for Equality, governments, foundations and like-minded businesses support civil society organisations working to promote inclusion and respect for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sexual characteristics.

The US and Spain will continue to work to ensure that all people - including LGBTQI+ people - can live with dignity, freedom and equality.

Global Fund Equality Fund partners include the Governments of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the US and Uruguay, as well as the Arcus Foundation, the John D. Evans Foundation, the M-A-C AIDS Fund, Deloitte LLP, the Royal Bank of Canada, Hilton Worldwide, Bloomberg L.P. and Out Leadership.

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