UK charity launches world’s first LGBT+ climate fund

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A British charity on Thursday launched the world’s first fund to support LGBT+ people whose vulnerability to climate change is worsened by poverty and discrimination. The LGBTQI Climate Fund will give up to 5,000 pounds ($6,987) to campaigners advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in climate-related emergencies, said GiveOut, which gives grants to LGBT+ organisations globally. “LGBTQI people face disproportionate economic hardship (due to climate change),” Lee Dibben, a spokesperson at GiveOut, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “They’re not sat at the table and are being excluded from government decision-making.”