Wingspan Mission & Values

Wingspan’s mission is to promote the freedom, equality, safety and well-being of LGBT people.

Wingspan envisions a community in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people:

Participants at "A Colorful Life" in honor of Maurice Grossman

  • are treated with dignity and respect.
  • live in a community free from violence and abuse.
  • live full, healthy, and interconnected lives.
  • are free to live openly with pride.
  • are celebrated in their full diversity.
  • feel part of an organized, supportive, and active LGBT community.
  • are empowered to participate fully as active citizens.
Wingspan’s values include a commitment to serve the community in accordance of these principles:
  • To actively value diversity within and among our communities, including diversity of opinions, beliefs, and values.
  • To work toward the elimination of homophobia, heterosexism, racism, sexism, classism, ageism, ableism, and other forms of oppression in our communities and our lives.
  • To work toward the eradication of violence in our communities and our lives.
  • To ensure that the Community Center is a sober and alcohol-free space.
  • To strengthen and build the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
  • To promote the empowerment of marginalized groups within the LGBT communities such as youth, seniors, and people with disabilities.
  • To engage the community in our work through the promotion of volunteerism.
  • To keep the community informed of our actions and decisions.
  • To promote social change within and beyond our organization.
  • To seek collaboration that furthers our mission with like-minded organizations and individuals, including those that are not specifically lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender.
  • To align ourselves with other social justice related causes, including, but not limited to, the anti-violence, civil rights, feminist, and anti-racist movements