LGBTQ and Friends Mission Statement
Our mission is to expand diversity within the Chautauqua Institution community by creating a sense of welcome and shared community for LGBTQ people and by educating family, friends, allies, teachers, pastors and others, through dialogue, about the LGBTQ community and their experience. We place a very high value on not just tolerating, but welcoming diversity, understanding that the diversity of the human experience enriches all of us and expands each of us.
At 6:30 p.m. each Sunday evening on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel to welcome new arrivals to Chautauqua.
Held at Noon each Tuesday in the Garden Room of the Literary Arts Center.
We hold an LGBTQ and Friends Pride Potluck each June to celebrate who we all are and how far we have come.
We contribute to Chautauqua through the financial sponsorship of speakers each season.