About us

Astraea is a public foundation, which means that we raise every dollar we spend. Rooted in LGBTQI communities and movements, we work in strategic partnership with foundations, individuals and governments to ensure that their resources reach the activists who need them most and who are best positioned to make transformational impact over time.  To this end, we raise and distribute funds to programs and initiatives led by and for diverse constituencies, prioritizing groups led by lesbians and queer women, trans and gender non-conforming people, intersex people, and people of color.

Astraea fosters powerful collective action by:

in LGBTQI activists, artists and organizations who have limited access to funding but are best positioned to make transformative change,
for greater and better philanthropic resources for LGBTQI movements, helping funding reach those who need it most,
LGBTQI movement voices through media and communications to raise awareness and shift the narrative, and
LGBTQI organizing forward through capacity-building and leadership development.


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Our Four Pillars

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a multi-gendered, multi-racial, multi-identity organization that grew from a lesbian feminist vision. We are committed to achieving rights for all, upholding strong values such as self-determination, community empowerment, movement building, and connection across issues and generations.

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Our People

The Astraea team comes from diverse backgrounds and possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge. We are scholars, grassroots activists, and artists. However, we have one thing in common: we are passionate about human rights.

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Attend An Event

Big or small, Astraea events are some of the best ways to engage with established friends and make new ones. Our intimate gatherings range from cultural to political; from film premiere screenings to panel discussions on international issues. We invite you to join us as we raise support for challenges and celebrate victories.