Starry Eyed Over Summit

Hailing on all frequencies: This year's theme is SPACE! The 11th Annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit is almost here, and we are SO excited.  On May 20th and 21st more than 100 youth from all over the state will come together at Harwood Union High School to share an action-packed day [...]

May 12th, 2017|Youth|

Thank you!

The Outright Awards were amazing, thanks to you! This premiere event celebrates the outstanding achievements of Vermonters who will never stop making it better for queer and trans youth.  Featuring a not-so-silent auction packed with treasures, delicious bites by Catering by Dale, and an exciting live auction, this event is the perfect chance [...]

April 7th, 2017|Youth|

Bathroom & Mental Health Bills Pass!

[Updated 4/21/17] Your calls, emails, letters, tweets, and more these last few weeks have worked! Both the House and Senate Committees working on the H.333 and H.230 bills voted them out of committee and they made it to full votes! Updates below! The Bills to Watch: H.333: The Bathroom Bill [...]

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|