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Take action now so that LGBTQ art is not silenced

This year, the Robert Giard Foundation awarded its 8th Annual fellowship supporting artists addressing issues of sexuality, gender, and LGBTQ identity. These works are not easily funded and we applaud your contribution, which will have a far-reaching impact. As this year’s fellow, Leonard Suryajaya, explains: “Earlier this year, queer people in my home country of Indonesia saw increasing public hostility and parliamentary attacks on their rights. Condemnation and oppression of LGBTQ identities and expressions are out in full force. In light of these challenges, the Robert Giard Foundation Fellowship couldn’t come at a better time for me and for my work. I am honored, energized, and motivated by being named a Fellow for the 2016-2017 cycle. The support from the Foundation helps guide and support my practice and encourages me to work hard and to overcome my disappointments and fears. If I can’t be queer in my home country, then my work abroad will be an even more defiant testament to alternative ways of being.” See more of Leonard's work. These same challenges are also very much a part of our lives in the United States. This is not a time for fear, but for action. Your year-end, tax-deductible contribution will help the Robert Giard Foundation support defiant voices of resistance and beauty in our country and abroad. Donate today.

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Just published: Giard honoree Blanche Wiesen Cook’s third volume of her biography of Eleanor Rooseve

Just published: Giard honoree Blanche Wiesen Cook's Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3 The War Years and After,1939-1962 “Heartachingly relevant…the Eleanor Roosevelt who inhabits these meticulously crafted pages transcends both first-lady history and the marriage around which Roosevelt scholarship has traditionally pivoted.”— The Wall Street Journal  “Outstanding… A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson.” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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