The WIMBY campaign is a project of Welcome in My Back Yard, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing a way to respond to bias crimes, discrimination and harassment in a way which raises consciousness about the principles of the WIMBY pledge.

Pages on this website:

* The wording of the WIMBY pledge, which is printed on the reverse side of the WIMBY sign, which is a small sign designed to fit easily in a window and fit in a standard #10 business envelope, with the words WIMBY printed as white space on a black background. On the back is the Wimby Pledge. The sign itself is not available for downloading.

* A history of the WIMBY campaign.

* An example of the use of the WIMBY materials.

* Guidelines for use of the WIMBY material.

The guidelines are written in order to provide guidance for the authorized use of the copyrighted WIMBY sign and pledge. Welcome in My Back Yard, Inc., authorizes use of the unaltered WIMBY sign and pledge according to these guidelines. Your cooperation in this is greatly appreciated. The WIMBY sign and pledge are best used as part of a community response to an incident of bias or discrimination or harassment in a neighborhood.

Volunteers are sought to help further develop the WIMBY campaign. We do not currently accept donations of funding, and have not sought 501(c)(3) status at this time. For further information, please contact Michael Dover, Cleveland State University School of Social Work, m.a.dover@csuohio.edu.

Note: The WIMBY pledge was written in the mid-1990s at a time when even among social activists there was not the present level of consciousness about or the present terminology related to discrimination against and harassment of transgendered individuals. The pledge sign in this website is slightly different than the printed sign. The printed sign merely refers to “sexual/gender orientation” whereas on this website there is separate mention of sexual orientation and gender identity. Also, the second to last point on the printed pledge refers to “violence towards gay males and lesbians”, whereas above there is also specific mention of transgendered and transsexual individuals. For widespread future use, new copies of the sign can and will be made reflecting this change.