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LGBTQ Inclusion in Public Gardens: A Toolkit

Public gardens increasingly recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in their work. This toolkit provides concrete ways to address LGBTQ inclusion in gardens. It explains the importance of LGBTQ inclusion, including the challenges LGBTQ people face and the perspectives they can bring to an organization. A description of tools that other organizations have developed with explanations for how gardens can use those tools, including workplace protections, museum LGBTQ inclusion, and considerations for local communities is included. Finally, the toolkit provides summaries of four gardens in different phases in their LGBTQ inclusion journeys, from having LGBTQ inclusion as a small consideration in a broader diversity and inclusion plan to developing specific policies and programming welcoming the LGBTQ community to the garden.


By: Trey Ramsey

May 2021

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