Our Mission and Values

Comfort & Joy is a welcoming community that advances queer values globally and at Burning Man by building community and creating spaces celebrating art and creative expression.

Shared Values

  • Creating joy, art
  • Community, diversity, service
  • Creativity, inspiration
  • Queer expression, sex-positivity, self-actualization

Nondiscrimination Policy

Comfort & Joy was founded to advance queer culture. We celebrate the inherent beauty in everyone. We do not discriminate on any difference, and we encourage your love to grow. To help you think more about how radically inclusive we are, we do not discriminate on the basis of perceived or actual:

  • Sex
  • Gender identity
  • Preferred pronoun
  • Sexual practice
  • Sexual orientation
  • Ethnicity
  • Color
  • Race
  • Lived culture
  • National origin
  • Immigration status
  • Place of residence
  • Kind of building you live in
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Marital or relationship status
  • Military or police service
  • Work on behalf of government agencies
  • Employment status
  • Place of employment
  • Occupation
  • Social class
  • Political party affiliation
  • Education
  • Literacy level
  • Primary language
  • Species identity
  • Appearance
  • Physical size or shape
  • Attire
  • Preferred foods
  • Taste in music
  • Artistic ability or creative expression