Friends General Conference

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Gender Diversity at the Gathering

FGC, the Adult Young Friends program, and FLGBTQC are working to support the identity and experience of individuals throughout the gender spectrum. We affirm that gender identity is determined by the individual, and are working to create space for identities outside the gender binary.



All Gathering attenders are welcome to register for housing, workshops, and other events in accordance with their gender identity. Gender-neutral housing and bathrooms will be available in the AYF and FLGBTQC dorms for those who prefer that option. At Grinnell College the dorm bathrooms are shared by rooms along a corridor. As in the past, there will be bathrooms with gender-neutral, male, and female designations. There are an occassional single occupancy bathrooms in the dorm buildings. Grinnell College has gender inclusive bathrooms in the main buildings on campus and Gathering staff will be reviewing and compiling a list of bathrooms in other campus buildings that we designate gender-neutral during the week of Gathering.

The Gender Diversity Liaison is available for additional information and support.