Astraea works to bring voices beyond the gay mainstream into the public eye and present a nuanced, intersectional vision of LGBTQI movements globally. Through our own media production, Astraea amplifies the voices of those least often heard and raises awareness of the most critical issues our communities face.
For LGBTQI movements, the use of media, communications and technologies can be strategic and highly effective. It can enable activists to tailor messages, reach new audiences and built broader constituencies in support of human rights. However, technology also poses risks to digital and physical security. To this end we also work with our grantee partners in initiatives such as CommsLabs, supporting them to build the tools they need to tell their own stories and shape their own narratives.
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.