The Rural LGBTQ+ Network

We believe that people live their best lives when they live authentically.

There are thousands of LGBTQ+ people in the countryside. We want to unite them, celebrate them and encourage inclusiveness in rural communities.

We want to promote the countryside as a vibrant, tolerant and welcoming place for everyone irrespective of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Our aims are simple.

We want to help LGBTQ+ people and their families to understand that being different is something to be proud of. Being open about your sexuality shouldn’t be a barrier to leading a happy life and a fulfilling career in the countryside.

We are doing this by celebrating LGBTQ+ people’s stories here on the site and on social media.

We want rural organisations, colleges and businesses to be welcoming places for LGBTQ+ people. The rural economy needs to attract and retain the very brightest and best people. Diversity leads to a better and more imaginative working and learning environment; the more perspectives we can explore, the more productive outcomes we are likely to reach. The farming community needs great new ideas now more than ever.

We are doing this by inviting organisations to sign our simple pledge – ‘We stand against prejudice and support rural LGBTQ+ diversity, inclusion and enablement’ – and to use our logo as a symbol of their support

Our Pledge

We stand against prejudice and support rural LGBTQ+ diversity, inclusion and enablement.

Our Partners

Organisations who have signed our pledge

If you would like to sign our pledge and become an Agrespect partner, please fill out the form on our Partners page.

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