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Your journey to building hope, equity, and power begins here.

DISCOVER Queer Joy

Your identity is a superpower and a source of inner strength that is worthy of a daily pride party!

FIND your people

A vast community of queer, trans, and allied youth and adults are here for you!

LEAD change

We’re here to help you imagine and build the world you deserve!

KNOW you’re AMAZING.

A world of possibilities is open to you!

See our impact!

We’re everywhere you are!

Outright Office
105 Gender & Sexuality Alliances (GSAs)
17 Schools Trained
511
School Personnel Trained
897
Youth Served
632
Youth Leaders
830+ hrs
Youth Groups Access
175+ hrs
Adult Groups Access
108
Program Volunteers
* Data from 2022

It Takes All of Us

Check out these amazing LGBTQ+ and allied youth and adults sharing what Outright Vermont means to them!

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Upcoming Events

Barre Pride 2024

Rutland Pride Prom 2024

NEK Pride Fest 2024

Come visit Outright and enjoy a parade, live music, and more!

Bennington Pride 2024

Parent & Caregiver Panel

Parent and Caregiver Panel in Morrisville - Register by May 16! Co-hosted with Lamoille Health Partners.

Summit 2024

The biggest, queerest Spring event for LGBTQ+ and allied youth in Vermont!

Leadership Day 2024

Over the course of this two-day event, we will explore strategies for proactive harm prevention and move towards accountability at the interpersonal, community, and institutional levels.

Leadership Day 2024

Over the course of this two-day event, we will explore strategies for proactive harm prevention and move towards accountability at the interpersonal, community, and institutional levels.

St. Johnsbury Regional Youth Power Day

At Regional Youth Power Days, Outright Vermont invites youth to collaborate as changemakers and movement organizers. Regional Youth Power Days are a tool for LGBTQ+ and allied youth located near each other to develop their community organizing skills and experience the power of queer joy!

Youth Power Rising: 2023 GSA Conference

At this year’s GSA Conference, over 200 LGBTQ+ youth, allies, and advisors will gather in Randolph, VT for a fun-filled day of community, activism, and yummy food!

The 2023 Fire Truck Pull

The Fire Truck Pull is Outright's biggest FUNdraiser of the year! All are welcome to join us starting at 11 am with a family-friendly block party - then at noon, watch teams race to pull a fully-loaded fire truck up the top block of Church Street!

The 2024 Fire Truck Pull

The Fire Truck Pull is Outright's biggest FUNdraiser of the year! Watch teams race to pull a fully-loaded fire truck up the top block of Church Street!

Rutland Regional Youth Power Day

Outright Vermont invites youth to collaborate as changemakers and movement organizers in our first Regional Youth Power Day. Regional Youth Power Days are a tool for LGBTQ+ and allied youth located near each other to develop their community organizing skills and experience the power of queer joy!

Burlington Pride 2023

March with Outright and visit our tents at Burlington Pride 2023!

Gaycation Office Closure

Outright's office closes for two weeks after Camp so all our staff can relax, unplug, and return refreshed!

Middlebury Pride with the Teen Center

Come visit us on the green in Middlebury as our pals from the Teen Center celebrate Pride! More info at middpride.org

Drop In

We meet every Wednesday from 4-6pm at Outright’s Burlington youth space. Check out our calendar and follow us on social media to find out about special features and themed Drop In events!

Gender Creative Kids

Gender Creative Kids is a monthly meetup for gender creative youth ages 12 and younger and their families and adult caregivers.

Trans Group

Trans Group is an affinity space for youth 13-19 who identify as trans/transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive, or who are questioning their gender.

Trans Parent Group

Trans Parent Group is a place for parents and caregivers of transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive, and gender questioning youth to surround themselves with a welcoming and supportive community of peers.

Virtual Friday Night Group

FNG is Outright Vermont’s signature social and support group for self-identified queer and questioning youth ages 13-19.

Burlington FNG

FNG is Outright Vermont’s signature social and support group for self-identified queer and questioning youth ages 13-19.

Middlebury Friday Night Group

FNG is Outright Vermont’s signature social and support group for self-identified queer and questioning youth ages 13-19.

Montpelier FNG

FNG is Outright Vermont’s signature social and support group for self-identified queer and questioning youth ages 13-19.

QTBIPOC Group

A monthly get-together for youth who identify as QTBIPOC (Queer & Trans Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) to connect & have fun!

Morrisville Friday Night Group

Friday Night Group Morrisville meets on the 3rd Friday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Clarina Howard Nichols Center

For me, the youth organizing work - it was just amazing. It was a really amazing opportunity for me, and I feel like the program really gave me the chance to find myself and discover who I really was and explore who I wanted to be, and who I ultimately needed to be.
// Hailey
Outright is my family, a place to go when I'm low and a net of friends to hold me up. I've learned so much about myself and become more comfortable in who I am.
// Camp Outright Youth
I've never felt so grateful for an organization like Outright Vermont who runs Queer camp so my kid and other queer youth can be themselves - no questions asked & no need to explain themselves (so exhausting). For one week they are safe, surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance.
// Rebecca

Outright BLOG

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Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Activism

Youth activism is ALWAYS at the forefront of shaping a more equitable and just world.

Embracing Queer Joy as a Form of Empowerment

Queer joy is truly something special. It’s self-acceptance, community, power, and the vibrant celebration of identity. And it transcends mere happiness; it’s about finding authenticity and courage in the face of oppression. It fosters hope, resilience, and belonging, and allows us to keep on keeping on in our collective journey towards liberation.

Trailblazing the Way Beyond Awareness to Systemic Transformation

Dana writes about the importance of moving beyond awareness days and acting to transform systems.

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Ensure that LGBTQ+ youth have access to summer camp designed just for them. 

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