Founded in 2003, WE&S received final IRS 501-c-3 approval in 2007. Administered by skilled volunteers, all highly regarded in the Lesbian community, WE&S sponsors and endorses a growing range of Projects, workshops, and spaces that expand possibilities for Landykes, other Lesbians and women. This is our primary mission. Each Project addresses a real need in our Lesbian and women’s lives.
Our oldest sponsored Project, Maize, A Lesbian Country Magazine, has been serving our community for nearly 40 years. Outland, in New Mexico, was founded in 1989 and the Landyke & Lesbian Documentary Media Project in 2006, the Landyke & Lesbian Library & Archives in 2008, and the Heartfull Giving Fund in 2011. The Land Preservation Project and our other Projects are growing toddlers.
Nearly 20 women are actively involved in our range of Projects ~ all volunteers who donate skills and time. We each bring different skills and skill levels and we share skill-building.
All our projects and events are offered on a sliding scale with an 'offer as generously as you are able' option.’ In our experience, women donate generously, whatever their economic status. That generosity is at the heart of our success and growth. At the same time, we do serve a community with a significant low-income population.
We invite your questions and welcome your energetic or financial
support. See a Project that you find exciting? We’d love to have you join us in unfolding
its potential. We’d love to add your vision to ours. Choose any of our Projects that
sparks your enthusiasm. We'd love to have you coordinate, do a range of tasks, or
Have a Project or Creativity of your own? Part of our mission is to make our
equipment and knowledge available to other women.