In June 2021, Rainbow updated and centered our organization’s Mission, Vision, landing our first ever set of Values’ statements, and elevated our Logo to represent and reflect the work of Progress we are aiming to reach.
Rainbow builds community, equity, and well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersex (LGBTQIA+) people & our allies.
Rainbow envisions a society that advocates for and celebrates gender and sexual diversity, racial justice, safety, and liberation for all through healing centered engagement.
Rainbow transcends its vision from inclusive to expansive*, as we will be able to represent by centering and reaching a wider scope of Marginalized LGBTQIA+ and Intersectional Identities more effectively.
Historically Marginalized and Intersectional LGBTQI+ Identities encompass:
Transgender and Gender Non-conforming
Black, Indigenous and People of Color
Neurodiversity & Mental Health Abilities
*'inclusive' with its implied power differential, whereas ‘expansive’ refers to centering power with marginalized people
Authenticity. We are legitimate and true, able to express hope, pride, joy, love, compassion, and support with one another and ourselves.
Bravery. We cultivate emotional strength building spaces for ourselves and one another that inform and redefine safety.
Education. We teach in welcoming, dynamic, fluid, open-hearted, and impactful ways demonstrating we are always learning.
Healing. We believe in holistic, restorative, and transformational approaches and processes.
Liberation. We are committed to racial and economic justice through the work of solidarity, positive representation, equity, and advocacy, to achieve freedom of limits.
Our updated Rainbow logo has an added Progress Pride bar of colors underscoring the words “Community Center” with our Transgender flag colors alongside of Black and Brown sections acknowledging our People of Color in community and folx we have lost to the AIDS Epidemic ongoing and our Trans Women of Color who are being murdered at an increased rate year over year.
In the month of June 2021 we have been raising the Progress Pride flag, designed by Daniel Quasar, at our current center building, Concord City Center, Clayton City Hall, and several cities in the county!
Rainbow has and continues to serve in our communities as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since our beginning in 1995.
This classification centers our lane as a service provider prohibiting us from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective public office.
We are excited to inspire you to become a registered voter, if you are able to, in order to ensure the presence of our LGBTQI+ and intersectional voices: