FOMO? NO MO’!

Buy Your Tickets Today   The Outright Awards are almost here! Don't miss the premiere event celebrating the outstanding achievements of Vermonters who will never stop making it better for queer and trans youth.  Dust off your best duds and don't skimp on the sparkles; this is a night that you [...]

April 7th, 2017|Youth|

Bathroom & Mental Health Bills Will Be Voted On!

Time to contact your personal State Representatives and State Senators to encourage them to vote YES on the two youth bills we have been following: The "Bathroom Bill" (H.333) and Youth Mental Health Rights Bill (H.230). And great news, the Racial Justice Bill (H.492) passed the House! (4/12) [Updated 4/20/17] Your [...]

March 31st, 2017|Education, News, Programs, Youth|

Save the Date: the Outright Awards are 4/21

Join us at for the 2017 Outright Awards! Doors open at 6:00pm at the Barns at Lang Farm in Essex Junction. Come cheer the accomplishments of Vermont queer and trans youth and the allied adults who are working hard to make it better, right here, right now. Spend your evening [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Youth|

Trans Visibility March & Speak Out

Join Outright Vermont and Queer & Trans youth to celebrate trans folks and raise awareness of the discrimination faced by trans people worldwide! This is a day to show support for the trans community and bring attention to the fight against cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans [...]

February 21st, 2017|Youth|

Mischief Managed: A Note from Melissa

Dear Outright Family, When I started at Outright in 2010, there were 25 GSAs, we offered Friday Night Group here in Burlington only, the Queer and Allied Youth Summit was a day long affair, and we worked exclusively with youth. Over these last seven years, with your support, Outright now: [...]

February 17th, 2017|Youth|

Queer Youth Leadership Day

Calling all GSAs, Queer, Trans, & Questioning youth! Join us at the State House in Montpelier on Wednesday, March 15th for Outright's 2017 Queer Youth Leadership Day! Queer Youth Leadership Day is a chance for queer and allied youth to take on the State House in Montpelier, VT.  Participants are [...]

February 16th, 2017|Youth|

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|

Love is Our Resistance

Here are the words I sent to you in June after the murders of almost 50 members of our community in Orlando. As I take time today to reflect on the last several months and most especially the last 24 hours, these words still resonate. Outright's work is more important [...]

November 9th, 2016|Youth|

QSA Fall Conference Schedule

The 2016 QSA Fall Conference is tomorrow!! Here's what you can expect: Schedule of the Day 9:15am - Registration opens 9:45am - Welcome, Overview & You (Oh My!) 10:00am - Session 1: QSAs Unite 3.0 11:15am - Session 2: Got LGBTQ+ Rights? School Based Action 12:15pm - Lunch & Regional Social [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Youth|

Now Hiring

Calling all guys, gals, and nonbinary pals: We're looking for a part time Youth Education Coordinator to work in our Burlington office! The role of the Youth Education Coordinator is to manage Outright's school based work with youth. Key functions include providing youth based trainings and outreach plus co-managing Vermont's [...]

September 1st, 2016|Youth|