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Introducing the GCLS  D&I Plus Fund

The GCLS D&I PLUS Fund provides dedicated funds to advance inclusion for marginalized communities within GCLS and within sapphic literature. This fund allows supporters to provide direct support for GCLS’s work to foster greater inclusion, and to fund initiatives centered on that work.The establishment of this fund, outside the general operating budget, demonstrates GCLS’s commitment to building a culture of inclusion and belonging to support a more diverse sapphic literature community.

The GCLS D&I PLUS Fund will assist groups that have been underrepresented within GCLS and sapphic literature across the spectra and intersections of:

  • Gender identity and expression

  • Race

  • Culture

  • Ethnicity

  • Sexual orientation

  • Disability

The fund will support individuals by:


  • Providing funds for complete or partial annual conference tickets and transportation

  • Funding complete or partial scholarships for the GCLS Writing Academy

  • Providing free pronoun pins for attendees at in-person events


It will also sustain greater inclusion within the sapphic literature world by:

  • Funding targeted outreach to events and organizations

  • Providing mentoring and sponsorship services

  • Supporting other initiatives as directed by the D&I Committee

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