Taboom receives Gill Foundation support for LGBTQI+ investigative journalism project

Taboom Media, a journalism training and advocacy organization, has received support from the Gill Foundation to educate media about anti-LGBTQI+ organizations.

As part of the grant, Taboom Media will create and distribute a reporting guide with background, tips, and sources to help journalists better investigate and report on how political, civil society, and faith groups in the U.S. fuel anti-LGBTQI+ hatred abroad.

The reporting guide will be launched at a high-level journalism training event. The panel will outline the rhetoric and tactics, along with funding sources and streams, that anti-LGBTQI+ faith actors are using to undermine rights abroad. Journalists will learn about public education campaigns and other projects fighting LGBTQI+ discrimination and hate speech.

About Taboom Media

Taboom’s media training, mentoring, publishing, monitoring and response programs catalyze ethical journalism and public discourse around taboo topics. By shining light on taboos in the news, we aim to break their power. Our global work challenges stigmas, replacing stereotypes and discrimination with fairness and accuracy. We facilitate responsible media coverage to safeguard and champion vulnerable communities and to advance human rights.

About The Gill Foundation

The Gill Foundation is one of the United States’ leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The foundation makes tax-deductible grants to nonprofit organizations that advance equality by doing research, educating people, developing model policy recommendations, and working within the legal system.

Taboom Media works with fiscal sponsorship as the IRS processes its application to become a 501(c)(3) organization.

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