Global Equality Fund
The Global Equality Fund (GEF) is a program of the Secretary of State's Office of Global Partnerships, launched by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in December 2011, that supports programs advocating the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world through public-private partnerships.
The GEF has partnered with the mGive Foundation in order to solicit donations via mobile phones, and has fundraised with other organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
The announcement of the GEF won support from Freedom House and the Human Rights Campaign. LifeSiteNews, run by the Campaign Life Coalition, denounced GEF noting the cost to taxpayers and the potential for the fund to be used to finance concerts.
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