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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.

Remembering Nex Benedict

All of us at Outright are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of 16-year-old Nex Benedict (they/them), following an assault in the bathroom of their Oklahoma high school. In these brutal and heart-wrenching moments, we find solace in community, knowing that together we will - and must - continue to double down on our commitment to safe and supportive families, schools, and communities for all.

Queer and Trans Youth Ignite Change. Will You?

Dana shares why adults must take LGBTQ+ youth activism seriously and offers tips for adults aiming to support youth leadership.

Turning Principles into Action: Dr. King and War No More!

Outright Vermont Calls for A Ceasefire in Palestine

The Gay Outdoors

Dana shares how changing traditional camp culture is needed to support LGBTQ+ youth.

Make the Holidays More Holi-GAY

Dana shares some tips to make the holiday season brighter for LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

The Lifeline of GSAs

Dana writes on the importance of GSAs in creating safe and affirming schools.

Support LGBTQ+ Youth in Schools

Dana writes on the importance of safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ youth.

Leadership Day 2023 – Act Now!

At Outright Vermont’s Annual Leadership Day, youth have a chance to learn from leaders from multiple sectors and build connections as a statewide community.

Apply Meow for Camp Outright 12.0

Summer is for s’mores, campfire songs, and friendship bracelets. It’s for sunny days by the pond, face paint, and silly games.

New Year, New Programs Schedule!

We’ve got our calendars open for the new year, and there’s so much to look forward to! Here’s a rundown of the program schedule for the new year so you can fill up your calendar with connection and queer joy.

Holiday Survival Guide

We know the holidays aren’t always merry and bright. But we also know that you’ve got this – and we’ve got you.

QTBIPOC Group

Outright Vermont wants to create a QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) group – and we won’t have anything that isn’t supported by YOU!

Trans Parent Group Expanded

We are so excited to announce that beginning in November 2022, Trans Parent group will be meeting twice a month – virtually on the first Monday and in-person on the third Monday!!

Send us your Heck Yeah

Our friends at Randolph Union High School’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GLOW) are facing some unsavory attention. But when the haters are loud, our love gets LOUDER!

You Pulled It Off

The Fire Truck Pull was a runaway success – and it’s all thanks to YOU!

WCAX Must Do Better: Outright’s response to live statement

Barton acknowledged it’s not acceptable to bully teens, and that WCAX removed the story from its website when it was used to further target and bully real people, causing them to fear for their safety.

It Takes Us All

Responding to the anti-trans backlash in Vermont, October 5, 2022

Join the 2022 Fire Truck Pull

Teams are what make the Pull go round. It’s the groups of folx united in a common pursuit to raise funds and Pull that truck!

Laws May Fail Us – But together, we are strong

For the fury, numbness, hopelessness, fear – together, we can hold it all.

Happy Juneteenth!

Outright will be closed this Monday in recognition of the Juneteenth holiday.

Give ’em Summit to Talk About

On a scorching hot Saturday in May, waves of queer cheer washed out over Brattleboro.

Magical Fantasy: Summit 2022

For our first in-person statewide event since the start of the pandemic, we are putting together a big queer bash.

Supporting youth through grief

This resource was developed after the tragic and untimely death of beloved community member Fern Feather in 2022. We honor the grief journeys of those who loved her. We honor her memory with kindness, tenderness, and appreciation of small and beautiful things.

Happy Trans Day of Visibility!

How do you celebrate yourself? Pride pins? Asserting your name and pronouns? Donning a fab outfit? Being around people who really get you?

Checklist for All-Gender Bathrooms Access

While doing a walk-through inspection of your school’s all-gender facilities, check all that apply:

A Permanent Home for Camp Outright!

With the historic aquisition of beautiful Camp Sunrise, we're bringing to life the power of radical hope for LGBTQ+ youth. Heck Yeah! 

Read all about it!