Lily’s Story

Lily is a young person who found community and positivity at Outright.  With your help, Outright can continue to build safe, healthy, supportive spaces for youth like Lily. Here is Lily's story: "Outright has been one of the most important factors in helping me break out of the cultural pressures that [...]

December 12th, 2016|Director Updates, Family, Youth|

We’re hiring!

You could be the next Camp Outright Coordinator! Heck yeah! Camp Outright is a week-long residential summer camp for queer and trans youth, ages 13-22. Read more about Outright and Camp Outright! The Camp Outright Coordinator works in collaboration with a team of folks from both Outright and our partners at Common [...]

March 9th, 2016|Director Updates|

"What is Better Than Summer in VT?" – August 2013 Executive Director Update

Summertime in Vermont.  There is nothing better.  Well, maybe there is - queer youth summer camp + queer pride all within a month of each other! Heck yes! Camper with a bullseye, Camp Outright 2012 The Camp Outright sponsorship campaign is just $500 away from meeting its goal of sending 16 campers to queer [...]

August 7th, 2013|Director Updates|

Are you signed up for our monthly ED updates?

Hurray for nearly spring! Today, the sun is shining and Outright's new Director of Education, Dana Kaplan, started work. Dana will be very busy catching us up on numerous requests for education work across VT and planning the Queer and Allied Youth Summit. Outright also welcomed our new bookkeeper, Naomi [...]

March 4th, 2013|Director Updates|

What a huge celebration of our work this year!

This year's Outright Awards was an absolutely spectacular celebration of Vermont's queer youth and allied adults working hard to make it better. In addition to being an evening full of love and light, it was also an amazing party! Between the music, the show, the food, the candy bar, and [...]

November 29th, 2012|Director Updates|

Director Update – September 2012 [what a month!]

Outright VT Supporters – Perhaps the best outcome of moving Vermont Pride to the fall was the increased turn out of young people.  For the first time ever, the large local colleges’ queer student groups were able to march in the parade and join in on the very full weekend of events.  Our own youth parade crew was larger too, with nearly double the usual size. I lost count of the number of times I heard a young person say, “this is my first Pride.” […]

October 1st, 2012|Director Updates|

Hiking and Tubing and Bears – Oh My!

Our work is made possible by the incredible amount of time, energy, and skills that our staff, volunteers, interns, and board of directors give every single day. I continue to be deeply grateful for each and every person who helps us pursue our mission to support and celebrate queer youth lives here in Vermont.  In this month's [...]

August 2nd, 2012|Director Updates|

Executive Director Update June 2012 – We Righted a Civil Union Wrong!

Last week, we made queer history, here in Vermont and headlines across the nation, by righting a Civil Union wrong that deeply hurt Outright Vermont nearly a decade ago.  In the late 1990s, we were funded directly by the Vermont Department of Education (VT DOE) for anti-bullying and basic "queer 101" education [...]

June 26th, 2012|Director Updates|

Executive Director May 2012 Update

Wow. May was a big month at Outright. The governor visited, the Queer and Allied Youth Summit was a huge success, we just hosted the Pre-Marathon Pasta Dinner, and cheered on Team Outright at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon. And apparently, pigs flew and hell froze over because [...]

June 6th, 2012|Director Updates|

How Are You Living OUT Loud?

From the May 2012 Executive Director Update: A week ago, 30 queer youth and their adult allies gathered on the steps of Burlington City Hall to break the Day of Silence with a Night of Noise.  After Burlington's new Mayor Weinberger issued acity proclamation recognizing the important work of Outright VT and [...]

April 30th, 2012|Director Updates|