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Ben Francisco Maulbeck
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Ben Francisco Maulbeck is the president of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, the national network of foundations and other donors committed to increasing equality and well-being for LGBTQ communities. He is a long-time leader, advocate and grant maker for LGBTQ equality, racial justice and other social change issues. His previous work includes positions at Hispanics in Philanthropy, the William Way LGBT Community Center and The Philadelphia Foundation.

Maulbeck earned a bachelor of arts degree at Swarthmore College and a master's degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where his areas of study included participatory leadership, social marketing and international political economy. His volunteer service has included the leadership of the boards of the Gay & Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative (GALAEI) and the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP).

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My Gay Brother's Keeper

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 2:47 PM

I was inspired when President Obama announced My Brother's Keeper, a new initiative to create opportunity for boys and young men of color -- made even more moving by the President's reference to his own experiences as a Black man. As the White House and the country's leading...

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No, LGBT People Are Not Richer Than Straights

(40) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 8:54 AM

This past Monday, the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article by Raymund Flandez entitled, "As Wedding Bells Ring, Charities Seek Support From Newly Visible Same-Sex Couples."

Despite the title, the article has little to do with the freedom to marry. It focuses on the idea that gay couples...

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