About Us

The History of our organization.

About 20 years ago, the gay community in Grant County area (this means lesbians, gays, bisex-uals, transgenders, questioning, and any of their allies) met together and had an art auction. After that fundraising event we formed a nonprofit organization which we named SouthWest Activities Network Society (SWANS).

Many donations, dollars and distributions have come and gone since. This has been distributed in the LGBTQIA community for various needs over the years, including maintaining our website. Many people have benefited from our organization by receiving small scholarships, cash grants and money for emergency expenses etc.

New Name – LGBTQ Grant County

Due to numerous requests by members and onlookers, we have decided to change the name of SWANS to LGBTQ Grant County. We hope that encourages people to get more involved and take an active role in our nonprofit in orderto help our community.

LGBTQ Grant County’s mission is to support and engage the LGBTQ community through social and educational events, provide emergency financial grants and scholarships. We will promote issues concerning the community, and educate the Grant County area on LGBTQ issues.

The LGBT Grant County Board

Non-profit organizations must have a Board of Directors. Positions are filled as needed and include President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer. We are currently looking for more Board members to increase the size of our Board, can you join us?

LGBTGC BYLAWS adopted by BOARD 080212 (PDF Format)