Our Mission

Basically Wonderful aims to create accessible peer-led spaces that are welcoming to queer and disabled communities. 

Basically Wonderful is a grassroots organization run by queer + disabled folks in Orlando, Florida, USA. Our hope is to create peer-led spaces for marginalized communities where folks are free to express themselves and build friendships with peers who have similar lived experiences. We are creating intentional spaces for both disabled & LGBTQIA+ folks to commune and thrive in identity-driven spaces.

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Community 

We are passionate about creating community spaces that give folks the chance to build meaningful connections with their peers. We want to bring folks together to give them a chance to have fun, build friendships, and share space with each other.

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Inclusivity

As a trans and queer-led organization, we put an emphasis on creating welcoming spaces for all LGBTQIA+ folks. We currently offer a peer-led book club for trans folks, and hope to continue to expand and provide more queer-centric offerings.

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Accessibility

Our goal is to make our spaces as intentionally accessible as we can for our disabled and neurodivergent friends. We acknowledge that accessibility is an ongoing need that can always be improved upon. If you have any accessibility needs you would like to uplift, please reach out to us. Everyone deserves proper access.

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Intersectionality

As we create groups for many marginalized communities, we want to acknowledge that everyone’s individual lived experience is unique and valuable. We welcome and respect any and all intersecting identities that come into our spaces, including any gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, religion, abilities, age, and more.

 

Our Offerings:

We have created a variety of peer-led groups for disabled folks to find community, along with a newly-developed space for our trans comrades. All of our groups are virtual, open to anyone anywhere (18+), and free to attend. 


Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) is a peer-led space for disabled folks to find support and build friendships. This group meets virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30-8PM EST. Live captions and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Virtual Social Meetups bring disabled folks together to play games and hang out in a casual setting. This group meets virtually on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2-3:30PM EST. Live captions will be provided.

Disabled Babes Book Club is a book club for disabled folks & books with disabled representation. This group meets virtually on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30-8PM EST. Live captions and ASL interpretation will be provided.

If You Give a Trans Person a Book Club is a book club for trans folks & books with trans representation. This group meets virtually on the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30-8PM EST. Live captions will be provided.


We also host periodic community events and workshops. Keep an eye on our calendar for a list of current groups and events!

 

If you'd like to support our mission, please click the button below to donate: