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IN CALIFORNIA AND BEYOND

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Similar to masculine Masonry, feminine and mixed orders are founded on the teachings and
traditions of ancient Freemasonry. While each may function separately from their masculine counterpart, all seek a common goal to provide aid and relief to their communities and to seek solidarity and truth.

LE DROIT HUMAIN INTERNATIONAL

Mixed order 

Translated to The Human Right in English, members of Le Droit Humain International search for truth and seek to promote the progress of individual worth, without the imposition of dogma, or requiring the abandonment of cultural or religious ideas.

HONOURABLE FRATERNITY OF ANCIENT FREEMASONS

Feminine order

Based in London, the Honourable Fraternity of Ancient Freemasons seeks to promote friendship, inspiration, and empowerment in its members and provide aid and charity to their communities.

GRAND ORIENT OF FRANCE

Mixed order 

With over 50,000 members and 1,200 lodges, the Grand Orient of France permits masculine and mixed lodges

WOMEN’S GRAND LODGE OF FRANCE

Feminine order

Faithful to the founding principles of universal Freemasonry, the mission of the Grande Loge Féminine de France is the constant and unlimited search for truth and justice, in order to contribute to the “perfection of humanity.”

WOMEN’S GRAND LODGE OF CALIFORNIA

Feminine order

The mission statement of the Women’s Grand Lodge of California is to foster personal growth and to serve and provide aid to their families, communities, and the world.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNION GRAND LODGE

Mixed order 

With lodges in North America, GWU was established from the Grand Orient of France in 2002. In conferring the degrees of Masonry, GWU requires two written papers from each candidate before advancement to a higher degree.

WOMEN’S GRAND LODGE OF BELGIUM

Feminine order 

With 41 active lodges in Belgium, the Women’s Grand Lodge of Belgium reflects universal Freemasonry: a strong commitment to all human rights and a freedom of conscience, and a rejection of discriminations.

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A Universal Appeal

Senior Grand Warden Arthur H. Weiss considers the universal nature of Freemasonry’s lessons, and its appeal to men and women alike.

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Symbols of Femininity

On aprons and teapots, in the first degrees and the virtues and lessons of Freemasonry, feminine symbols are threaded into the very fabric of Freemasonry.

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