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President and CEO Paul Vest accepts the LGBTQ Championing YMCA certificate from LGBTQ Employee Resource Group Chair Tina Weaver
President and CEO Paul Vest accepts the LGBTQ Championing YMCA certificate from LGBTQ Employee Resource Group Chair Tina Weaver

LGBTQ Championing YMCA

In October 2017, our Y became one of 10 around the country to achieve the distinction of being a Championing YMCA. This is the highest honor a Y can achieve on the LGBTQ Inclusion Scale, and it is not easy to attain.  

"You are part of a small but prestigious group of YMCAs leading this country with your inclusion work," says James Spearin, chair of the YMCA's LGBTQ Resource Network. "You are lifting up very important conversations, valuing differences and life-long learning, and your Y's work is a significant reason your community continues to make dramatic progress toward the full inclusion of all people."