Join CRU as an Honorary Member!

All the perks & none of the pain!

Coming out as a person who is LGBT+ can be isolating. CRU is an anchor organization whose sole purpose for existing is to nurture the community of people who identify as being LGBT+. We strive to provide a safe and healthy place — that isn’t a bar — for all of our team members to be themselves. CRU is inclusive of people who are LGBT+ and their allies to learn and participate in the sport of rowing. Within our club, there is zero tolerance of any form of bullying, discrimination, or hateful behavior. Bigotry stops at our water’s edge.

Outside of our safe space, we continue to dismantle hate by partnering with other local LGBT+ organizations to fight for the rights of all LGBT+ people. Your financial support allows us to continue on the path of equality for all people, but particularly for those in the marginalized LGBT+ community. Your donation, in any amount, can help us achieve our goals of developing a diverse and inclusive rowing organization. Chicago Rowing Union is a volunteer run organization and we are not-for-profit and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which means your donation may also be tax deductible.

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