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Social Tinkering is a safe and loving space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+, and allies. We work daily to build a community that is visible, loving, proud and connected. This work is precious to us because we know from our own personal experience how it feels to not be accepted and valued as you are. The LGBTQ+ community is represented strongly on our Board of Directors to help guide our work to be as supportive and inclusive as possible. We intend to shift the status quo so that our communities are grounded in a strong foundation of valuing and celebrating diversity. 

We offer monthly socials for all LGBTQ+ folks and allies to gather, build connection, grow trust, and experience belonging. Being surrounded by people who truly see you and support you is critical to our health and happiness. We believe our LGBTQ+ youth need to see adults successfully living their truth, to experience being embraced for exactly who they are by a strong and courageous group of people. Our events are all family friendly, welcoming people of all ages. Our events are also alcohol free, to encourage all people to feel comfortable in our spaces, including those in recovery.

In addition to our social events, we run special events during Pride month. We also house and facilitate a collaborative group called Rutland+ to coordinate all the great things going on in Rutland County for LGBTQ+ folks. This social is part of building community for this collaborative work.

For more information on Pride activities CLICK HERE.

For more information about our Rutland+ Collaborative CLICK HERE.

Learn about our All Are Welcome Here Visibility Initiative & get stickers and yard signs!

Come tinker with us and help us build this community for Rutland County. Check out our events calendar for all event information below.

Thanks for connecting with us!


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“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.”


~ Barbara Gittings

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LGBTQ+ Monthly Socials

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