Other Policies

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.

All Parties who may be construed as a Representative of Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition are expected to perform their duties and comport themselves in compliance with this Code of Conduct and act honestly and ethically at all times. Everyone will be treated, and is expected to treat others, with fairness, respect and dignity.

Non-Discrimination

We are committed to creating a safe and respectful environment for all individuals, regardless of their background, identity, or characteristics. We will take appropriate action to address any internal incidents of discrimination or harassment that are brought to our attention.

We believe that every individual deserves respect, dignity, and equal opportunities, and we strive to create a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and equity. To achieve this goal, we prohibit discrimination and harassment in all forms, including but not limited to:

  • Discrimination based on race, religion, color, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, physical appearance, medical condition, citizenship, genetic information, or any other minority or marginalized characteristic.
  • Harassment, intimidation, or bullying of any kind.

Sexual Harassment

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition will not tolerate any form of sexual harassment. We encourage all Parties who becomes aware of, or is subjected to, any occurrences of sexual harassment to immediately report the occurrence to Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition’s Executive Director or Board President.

Bullying & Violence

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition strictly prohibits bullying and violence, including any act of intimidation, threat, harassment, physical violence, verbal abuse, aggression or coercion against volunteers, employees, independent contractors, temporary workers, external consultants, and vendors, or the general public. We encourage all Parties who becomes aware of, or is subjected to, any occurrences of bullying or violence to immediately report the occurrence to Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition’s Executive Director or Board President.

Confidential Information

All Representatives of Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition must maintain trade secrets and other confidential committee, client, financial, and other protected and sensitive information in strict confidence.

Media Communications

It is critical that we always remember that Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition is dedicated to fostering inclusive communities and respectful dialog. This means that in all of our communications, especially with/on social media platforms, and media organizations/representatives. We must remain vigilant and avoid damaging our reputation with all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, business community, Local, State, and Federal Governments, and the general public.

Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition respects the rights of all Parties to use social media platforms as a form of self-expression. It is important that all Parties are aware of the implications of engaging in forms of social media and online conversations that reference Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition and that our Representatives recognize when Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition might be held responsible for their behavior.