Outright Vermont is a 501(c)(3) non-profit under federal and state regulations. Since 1989, we have provided support, advocacy, and celebration of young queer people in Vermont for over 20 years. Founded by a small group of queer adults, after a national survey discovered that queer youth were dramatically at higher risks of suicide than their heterosexual peers, Outright Vermont has built up programming that now includes:
- Queer youth spaces, that hosts a range of weekly peer-support groups, events, workshops, and more in Burlington, Montpelier, and Rutland, VT;
- Education & outreach work statewide for schools, communities, colleges, and organizations looking for support on preventing harassment, dealing with harassment, creating and supporting Queer/Straight Alliances (QSAs), and more;
- Annual large scale events for queer youth & the larger queer community including: 10 years of queer youth pride, a statewide queer & allied youth summit, Out for the Oscars, the Fire Truck Pull, and the annual Queer Youth Awards.
All of this, and so much more, happens thanks to a dedicated staff, volunteer crew, and board of directors that give their time, skills, and money to move our mission forward.
Outright works cooperatively with many other Vermont organizations including H.O.P.E. Works, Lund Family Center, RU12? Community Center, Spectrum Youth and Family Services, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Suicide Prevention Coalition, Vermont Worker’s Center, VT CARES, Women Helping Battered Women, and YWCA Vermont.
Explore our website for more info on all the events and programs we listed above.
If you are looking for financial information, please contact our office for our recent audited financials: Llu Mulvaney-Stanak, Director of Development, 802-865-9677 or via email llu[at]outrightvt.org
For the last few years, we have also put out an annual report called the “Youth Pride Report.” It captured “a school year” in Outright Vermont’s work, programs, and stories. For 2012, we decided to redesign this project. The result, was this really cool new, “2012 queerbook.”
Modeled off of – yes facebook – it is a great way to get an idea of what we have been up to and where we are going with our work.