The membership of FIRST and the greater ichthyosis community represent the vast spectrum of human existence. We cannot and will not tolerate bigotry towards one group while advocating for the often marginalized and minimized members of our own community. FIRST's mission is to "improve lives and seek cures for those affected by ichthyosis and related skin types". There are no exclusions. We seek cures and to improve lives for ALL those affected, including those who identify as LGBTQIA. We celebrate diversity and will continue to grow and take the right steps as an organization to ensure we exist as a safe place serving and welcoming all.