There is a pervasive cultural myth that all gays are rich, and that all Asian Americans are overachievers. Individuals who identify as LGBTQ and AAPI are therefore often assumed to be better off. However, these misconceptions all too often mask real struggles and hardships faced by LGBTQ AAPI communities.
Every day, along with a group of nearly 50 other people, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. The Pollination Project helps this community of daily givers identify new grantees. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that we supported this past week.
George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society -- a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries. His commitment to the idea of open society--where rights are respected, government is accountable, and no one has the monopoly on the truth--makes the Open Society Foundations unlike any other private philanthropic effort in history.