As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
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Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

We connect people
We transform communities
We solve problems

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

What we do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Our mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

About the Rotary LGBT Fellowship

The LGBT Rotarians and Friends Rotary Fellowship was officially recognized as a Rotary Fellowship on June 22, 2018. It is a group dedicated to promoting global friendship, service, and education with the goal of creating an inclusive, understanding and welcoming community, fostering goodwill and peace, and realizing a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for LGBT+ people.

This fellowship’s membership is open to Rotarians, Rotarian Spouses, Family Members of Rotarians, Rotaractors, and any former Rotary Program Participants or Alumni of any background. The Fellowship is primarily a place in which members that meet these qualifications can meet others of a like mind to engage in Fellowship and hopefully to come together to do some good in the world.

The Rotary Fellowship shall operate in compliance with Rotary International’s policies for Rotary Fellowships, but shall not be an agency of, or controlled by, Rotary International.

If you’re interested in applying to become a Member of the Fellowship complete the Registration Form.

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Awareness Training

LGBTI community have, and still face many struggles today. As Rotarians we must educate ourselves, celebrate the diversity of the community and come together.

The first step is to educate each other.

Rotarians are available to run short awareness sessions at your club meetings or longer sessions. Contact us to enquire.

This training will:

  • Explain why LGBT inclusion is important to an Rotary Clubs
  • Explain the differences between sex, gender identity, gender expression and orientation
  • Outline some of the unique challenges faced by LGBT people
  • Respond to some of the common views questioning the need for inclusion initiatives
  • Understand the role that individuals play in creating a more inclusive culture in your clubs and community

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