What Is Live Out Loud?

Live Out Loud is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBTQ youth by connecting them with successful LGBTQ professionals in their community.

vision:A world where Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender youth live PROUD, live OUT, live FREE!
mission:Live Out Loud inspires, nurtures and empowers LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community.

By providing youth with opportunities to interact with adults who understand the realities of living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community, Live Out Loud helps young people to achieve academic success, healthy relationships, rewarding careers, and a fulfilling life.

Live Out Loud forges these crucial connections through innovative, hands-on initiatives that include: bringing positive LGBTQ role models into classrooms and schools; bringing LGBTQ youth into workplaces to meet LGBTQ professionals from all walks of life; and providing financial and mentoring support to young scholars and leaders.

Why we help LGBT youth
The LGBTQ rights movement has come a long way, but the struggle is far from over. LGBTQ youth still feel isolation, ostracism and fear.

Who do we help?
Live Out Loud helps LGBTQ students, primarily high school students, in New York City and the tri-state area.

What are their needs?
Even though they live in one of the greatest, most progressive cities in the world, many LGBTQ youth still feel isolated, unsafe, and unsure of where to turn for support and advice.

What are the goals of our organization?

Until all students, teachers, and adults can lead open and honest lives, Live Out Loud aims to inspire and empower students by showing them that they have the potential to lead positive, open, and fulfilling lives.