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|

Start your engines!

The Firetruck Pull is right around the corner: Do YOU have what it takes?  Join the fun September 24th from 12:00 to 2:00 on Church Street and find out! This is your chance to literally pull for queer and trans youth in Vermont, so what are you waiting for?! Here's [...]

August 31st, 2016|Youth|

Keep loving, keep fighting

On June 11th in Orlando, Florida, queer and trans people of color--predominantly Latinx, specifically Puerto Rican--were murdered.  The attack strikes at the heart of queer community: In the midst of Pride in many parts of the country, at a bar which served both as a queer cultural nexus and a [...]

June 14th, 2016|Youth|

Summit FAQs

Wizarding people, dear readers! The Annual Queer and Allied Youth Summit is almost here! Got questions about the Summit? Check out this FAQ's list and see if we've got you covered! 1) Who is allowed to attend the Queer and Allied Youth Summit? The Summit is open to any youth [...]

April 15th, 2016|Youth|