The LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship is a group in the family of Rotary, dedicated to promoting global friendship, service and education. The fellowship aims to create an inclusive, understanding and welcoming community, fostering goodwill and peace, and realising a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for LGBT+ people.

LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship

The LGBT Rotarians and Friends Fellowship connects members of the Rotary Family and works to build an organisation that is welcoming to members of the LGBT+ community. We work to connect members in friendshipeducate clubs to be more inclusive and build a catalogue of service projects that support the LGBT+ community.

The Fellowship is also available as an LGBT+ advisory group, contributing to and consulting on practices to be an inclusive club, policy development and projects of significance to the LGBT+ community. Contact us for advice.


Resources to assist in creating an inclusive, understanding and welcoming community.


A safe, inclusive, understanding and welcoming community in the Rotary Family.


Service projects that impact and benefit the LGBT+ community.

Inclusive Lapel Pin

By wearing the rainbow heart lapel pin, you send a message that you identify as a member or an ally of LGBT+ communities; you value diversity, equity and inclusion in Rotary; and you will call out LGBT+phobia in Rotary and beyond.


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About Rotary

Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Club activities, social events, and volunteer projects offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections. And Rotarians can extend those networks by visiting other clubs around the globe.

Join the Fellowship

Membership with the LGBT+ Rotarians and Friends Fellowship is open to all Rotary and Rotaract members, spouses/partners and family of Rotary and Rotaract members, Rotary program participants, and Rotary alumni.

Membership connects you with other members of LGBT+ communities and allies within the Rotary family, allows you to join a committee to support Rotary in being an inclusive organisation, and gives access to our private members’ forum to discuss issues and things that matter to LGBT+ people in Rotary.

Monthly membership


Annual membership


Lifetime Membership


Additional household member


Annual membership scholarship

At checkout, please select the price you can afford for an annual membership and complete the profile information.

This scholarship has been created to support LGBT+ people and allies to join the Fellowship where the $35 annual membership fee is not affordable. It has been specifically created to support young people, people from challenging socioeconomic backgrounds and people from developing nations in joining the Fellowship.

This is an option to support people who cannot afford membership and not as an option for people who disagree with the membership fee. If you would like to have a discussion about membership dues please contact the Fellowship.


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