The LGBT+ Rotary Fellowship is a group in the family of Rotary, dedicated to promoting global friendship, service and education. The fellowship aims to create an inclusive, understanding and welcoming community, fostering goodwill and peace, and realising a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for LGBT+ people.
The LGBT+ Rotary Fellowship connects members of the Rotary Family and works to build an organisation that is welcoming to members of the LGBT+ community. We work to connect members in friendship, educate clubs to be more inclusive and work with the Rotary Family to develop and support service projects that impact and benefit LGBT+ communities.
The Fellowship is also available as an LGBT+ advisory group, contributing to and consulting on practices to be an inclusive club, policy development and projects of significance to the LGBT+ community. Contact us for advice.
The Fellowship is proud to be a Rotary International ® Official Licensee, selling DEI and Pride merchandise.
By purchasing our merchandise you send a message that you identify as a member or an ally of LGBT+ communities; you value diversity, equity and inclusion in Rotary; and you will call out LGBT+phobia in Rotary and beyond.
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Join the Fellowship
Membership in the Fellowship connects you with other members of LGBT+ communities and allies within the Rotary family, allows you to join as in supporting Rotary in being an inclusive organisation, and gives access to our private members’ forum to discuss issues and things that matter to LGBT+ people in Rotary.
Benefits of membership include:
- Monthly online meet-ups
- Members’ online forum
- Library of DEI resources
- Events at the annual RI convention
- Single payment to access to the Fellowship resources for life.
- Subscribe with your credit card to access the Fellowship resources for one year. Your card will be automatically charged each year.
- Subscribe with your credit card to access the Fellowship resources for one month. Your card will be automatically charged each month.
- The membership scholarship has been specifically created to support young people, people from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds and people from developing nations in joining the Fellowship.
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The LGBT+ Rotary Fellowship connects LGBT+ people and allies throughout the Rotary Family.
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LGBT+ inclusion in Rotary As I have started to share my ideas, opinions and stories about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, queer, and questioning) inclusion in Rotary, I have heard so many of our leaders say to me: “We’re a really decent...
Nominations are now open to be a part of the Rotary LGBT+ Fellowship board of directors. We welcome applications from all members. For the 2023-24 Rotary year we are seeking to fill one position, that of Secretary. The role of Secretary isto keepand preserve...
The 2023 Rotary International Convention is almost upon us and we have some great social events for LGBT+ Rotary members and friends! 🏳️🌈
Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. Club activities, social events, and volunteer projects offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections and Rotary members can extend those networks by visiting other clubs around the globe.
At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change.
We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs.
Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive.
what DEI means to us
By diversity, we mean the presence of a people from all backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and identities.
By equity, we mean the striving for the fair treatment of, opportunities for, and the advancement of all Rotary participants.
By inclusion, we mean the ability to create experiences and foster environments in which all people feel welcome, respected, and valued.