code of conduct

Welcome! This is a tool to ensure safety and respect across our intersectional community, a professional group for LGBTQ+ people who work in, or have passion for creatives

Our core values are kindness, knowledge, belonging, and joy – you can make these come alive by attending our events and practicing and upholding these five standards physical and online:

 1. Lift each other up with kind words, inclusive actions, and warmth. We’re a community, not a clique. Seek out others who are different from you, and try to learn from and embrace Their experience. 
2. Ask about a person’s pronouns. Be careful not to make assumptions about someone’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior
3. Whether you’re planning an event or attending one, make sure all voices are included and heard. You can do this by creating physical and conversational space for others, especially queer people of color, womxn, trans, non-binary, and disabled folks. Make sure you don’t endorse specific political candidates, but you are welcome to discuss their policies that impact the community.
4.Look out for each other by recognizing and confronting microaggressions, racist assumptions, transphobic remarks, and general unfriendliness. We don’t tolerate harassment of any kind, unwelcome physical contact; denigrating or hostile words, visuals, or behaviors, or intentional mis-gendering of individuals.
5. All are welcome. Kakyoproject strives to create a culture of belonging for LGBTQ+ identifying folx, and has some programming and Slack channels exclusively dedicated to members of the community. That said, allyship is important and we thank you for joining us.

Please note that the aforementioned norms still apply to digital workspaces, too.

We want to ensure that your experience is positive and productive and do not tolerate harassment or bullying in any form. Harassment and bullying are defined as:

Negative comments about race/ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, physical appearance, citizenship, or other protected categories•

Intimidation or threats, including sharing images or text especially to threaten•

Unwelcome sexual attention, including sharing images or text especially to sexually harass•

Threatening or other endangerment of minors

•Any activity meant to convey or cultivate hostility•Ad hominem insults or other attacks

•Encouraging the above behaviour

Conflict of interestIn the course of their work it is essential that employees and volunteers , partners, audience avoid any suggestion of bias orfavouritism in any of their dealings with partners, primary actors, service providers, suppliers, or otheremployees, volunteers and stakeholders. 

Any potential conflicts (direct or indirect) must be declared in line with the Criminal Practices Policy. 

Conflicts could include, but are not limited to:

• Interests of immediate relatives and extended relatives, friends and acquaintances.•

• Any work, paid or unpaid, outside Kakyoproject

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Warnings: If you are being inappropriate, but it is likely coming from a place of ignorance rather than malice, you will receive a DM from one of the Slack admins requesting that you adjust your behavior and/or remove your posts.

2. Removal: We reserve the right to delete any post or remove any member of the community for not following the above community guidelines. This is at Kakyoproject’s sole discretion.

Reporting an incidentIf a member takes an action that you believe is against this Code of Conduct, you’re welcome to report an incident to help keep the community safe. To do so, head to the severybody channel and click on the bolt () below the text box. Click on Report an Incident. Slack moderators will review the incident and get back to you shortly. We will never divulge your identity to anyone outside of our Slack leadership team. 

After 6 months of removal from the workspace following either Level 1 or Level 2 violations, the member can send an email to or if they’d like to be added back to the workspace explaining why.