Terms & Definitions

We get a lot of questions about what the ‘right’ terms are.  The truth is: Terminology is always changing!  Here are some definitions to get you started, gently adapted and posted with permission from TSER.

Why We Use Queer

Outright Vermont is an organization that proudly embraces the word ‘queer’ and has a youth population that frequently self-identifies with this word.  We often are asked about our use of queer; here is a bit about why we heart it.

Queer Youth Crisis Support

Outright Vermont is committed to connect queer and allied youth to the resources they need both in our space and beyond.  If you or someone you care about is having a hard time coping or has unsafe feelings or thoughts, here are some resources that might help.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 

The YRBS is the strongest assessment tool that Outright has to track harmful behaviors and some positive behaviors among Vermont queer youth and their heterosexual peers.