Don’t Miss the 2015 Outright Awards!
03/24/2015 – 12:03 PM | No Comment

 

The 2015 Outright Awards and Not-so-silent Auction are almost here! April 10th is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the youth, volunteers, and community members who make our work …

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Don’t Miss the 2015 Outright Awards!
03/24/2015 – 12:03 PM | No Comment

 

The 2015 Outright Awards and Not-so-silent Auction are almost here! April 10th is right around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the youth, volunteers, and community members who make our work possible year-round.

Twelve individuals–nominated by you and selected by a dedicated panel of volunteers, youth, board members, and staff–will be recognized for their radical activism and advocacy in the lives of queer youth. This Hollywoodesque awards night in the beautiful barn at Lang Farm is an opportunity to revel in the accomplishments of this community, and raise funds to support Outright programming in 2015.  Be there to congratulate Dr. Rachel Inker, winner of the Lifetime Queer Youth Advocate Award, and Don Eggert, the 2015 Bill Lippert Award recipient! Rachel, Don, and ten super-queeroes from around the state will be recognized for a year of organizing, activism, and dedication to making it better for Vermont’s queer youth.

And the nominees are…

Vermont QSA of the Year
Mississquoi Valley Union HS Pride Alliance
Lamoille Union HS GLOW
Outstanding Outright Alumni
Craig Mitchell
Rocko Gieselman
Student Activist (Middle/High School)
Karen
Olive
Thomas
Orion
Outstanding Educator
Amber Carbine-March
Brian Schaffer
Patty Bettinger
Sandy Chicoine
Lil Venner Award
Kelsey McGrath
Matt Neckers
Student Activist (College)
Rocko
Gage
Outstanding Outright Volunteer
Kate Van Wagner
Nancy Schulz
Outstanding Camp Volunteer
Emma Makdessi
Alice Kalafarski
Outright Youth Community Award
Samantha
Nia
Olive
Camp Outright Camper of the Year
Olive
Patricia
Nia
Damian

 

This year we cancelled the spot light: WCAX anchor Darren Perron and VT Drag Idol winner Nikki Champagne will light up the stage with sheer star power, introducing queeroes and fabulous performances, and DJ Chia will keep shoulders shaking and heads bobbing all evening.  The notorious Outright candy bar is making a repeat appearance for a choose-your-own-adventure of sweet to complement delicious, local appetizers created by Catering by Dale.  And don’t miss the Not-So-Silent Auction for the chance to win big from a huge selection of goods and services from Vermont’s best businesses! Buy your ticket in advance: They are $15 online now, $20 at the door.

So shake out your bowtie, snap on your suspenders, and steam your sassiest gown–This night is dress-to-impress, however that looks for you!   We’ll provide the cash bar, refreshments, and entertainment, you bring the joy, applause, and love for making it better. See you there!

 

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