We are a family. As a family, we are allowed to be individual within a close-knit group. Our membership is open to men and women, young and old, rich and poor, gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and transgender. Our organization is open to masculine, feminine and androgynous persona. We have no need to separate different people into affiliated organizations. To do so would be both hypocritical and contrary to our statement of purpose.
Our rules may be bent and stretched. They are guidelines which sometimes must be enforced strictly and other times applied loosely . Each member is an individual and each situation is unique.
Our lengthy application process is in place so that the existing general membership can ensure that all members share the same basic philosophy, have the ability and desire, and fhe firm commitment to work with and for other people as fully professed members.