Connecting • Embracing • Transforming
What We Do
Live Out Loud works with schools, parents, and community organizations to provide programs for LGBTQ+ youth to build their knowledge of LGTBQ+ history and struggles for equality, increase their awareness of current issues and challenges, build their self-esteem, develop leadership and advocacy skills, and foster safe communities and spaces of allies and peers. We strive to help LGTBQ+ youth feel proud, strong, confident, and ready to engage the world so that they can “live out loud” and reach their full potential.
On an individual level, we help LGBTQ+ youth navigate the challenges of adolescence as they explore and develop their identities, self-esteem, and relationships. On a community-level, we are working, in partnership with other community advocates and leaders, to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and inclusive for LGBTQ+ youth. This is achieved through education, training, and professional development with school leadership, teachers, parents, and other community members.
We envision a world where LGBTQ+ youth are free to fully express and experience themselves as they achieve academic success, have healthy relationships, pursue rewarding careers, and achieve their life’s goals and dreams.