September 28, 2021
There are many different definitions of community.
Wyoming has long been known as a large state with a small population. Our cities, towns, and rural areas are linked by long roads and close connections - neighbors might live across the street or across the state.
The Wyoming Nonprofit Network represents more than 200 charitable organizations statewide and our mission is to represent the collective voice of the sector, bringing best practices, resources, and support to the nonprofit community. For us, that community extends beyond the businesses themselves to the diverse board, staff, volunteers, and people served by these many member organizations. It shouldn’t have to be said, but events across our state compel us to join our voice to others who share our values.
The Wyoming Nonprofit Network board welcomes and extends its mission of support to LGBTQ+ persons. Our definition of community includes you.
Acts of violence, intolerance, and victimization will not be condoned or ignored. We believe it is long past time for us and others to use our collective voice to honor our neighbors, support our communities, protect our vulnerable populations, and cultivate a safer, more inclusive future for all our children.
We stand in solidarity with all those working to protect our LGBTQ+ residents. Education and protection are welcomed and encouraged whether by teaching inclusion in our schools, creating ally programs, raising money for support of victimized families, advocating to the public and the media, or developing and pushing for public policy protections. Hand in hand with those who believe that all people deserve to live a life free from violence and oppression - filled instead with health and happiness - we will encircle our friends, neighbors, and other marginalized people with love, belonging, and a community that truly values their presence and contributions.
In the Equality state, hate will not find its home.