American State Department Finance PR Campaign For Indian LGBT Community
The U.S. State Department has issued an RFP to raise awareness of gay rights in India, according to a recent Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.
The document describes how America seeks a “support network” be created in India to “provide technical and technological support for the development of a nationwide network focused on supporting the LGBT community. A national mechanism will support organizations from different parts of the country in working together on access issues related to education, employment, or health care.”
The specific public relations assignment includes achieving “greater awareness and acceptance of LGBT community” in India. Among the responsibilities is to “ conduct regularized and organized community- led awareness campaigns and related media advocacy to raise the national visibility of the LGBT issues in India.” The intended result of the PR campaign is to improve the public perception of LGBT Indians.
The initial grant is estimated at approximately $50,000 U.S. dolllars – and described as “in the best interest of the U.S. government.”
Further inquiries should be directed to the Political Grant Applications Manager, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi via email: NDPOL_GrantApplications@state.gov
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