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|

SASS: Barrier Basics

What are barriers I can use to practice safe sex with? There are many different kinds of barriers you can use to help you and your partner or partners when you practice safe sex! These can include lube, internal and external condoms, gloves, and dental dams. Lube (short for lubricant) [...]

October 24th, 2016|Health|

SASS: How do I transition?

Transitioning is a very personal process that varies among individuals.  The most important thing to keep in mind is that there is no such thing as it being too early or too late, and the time-frame for your transition can be quite different; take things at whatever pace is most [...]

October 20th, 2016|Health|


What is HIV/AIDS? Human Immunodeficiency virus is a disease that greatly inhibits or outright prevents the body’s immune system from working. Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome is a more advanced stage of the virus. How can HIV be transmitted? HIV Transmission can occur only if one of the following five bodily fluids [...]

October 17th, 2016|Health|