Our Programs

Live Out Loud’s main goal is to connect LGBT youth to role models and leaders in the LGBT community, people who are passionate about their life’s work and committed to sharing their stories, insight, and advice with the next generation.


School Program
Volunteer role models are connected with LGBTQ youth in high school GSA clubs. Speakers discuss their personal journeys, including coming-out stories, career paths, as well as their successes and challenges.

The Homecoming Project

Sends successful LGBTQ role models to their hometown high schools to share their stories with the next generation.

Educational
Scholarships
Awarded annually to area high school students who demonstrate a strong capacity to “Live Out Loud.” They are making strides in the LGBT Community, both on and off campus and are active in their school’s GSAs.
Behind the Scenes
Connects youth with professional LGBTQ-affinity groups at major corporations. This unique program allows LGBTQ youth to meet out professionals who can help them see the support offered to LGBTQ employees.

The Gathering
A community-wide program that draws together LGBTQ youth and their allies from across New York City. At this exciting monthly program, students get together to discuss issues, listen to speakers, plan projects, and have fun.





Our Programs
Live Out Loud Intern Delmar Dualeh Reflects on Michael Levine’s Homecoming Project
Live Out Loud Intern Delmar Dualeh Reflects on Michael Levine’s Homecoming Project

Michael Levine, class of 1972, returned to his alma mater Ardsley High School in Westchester, NY through Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project on February 27. Live Out Loud Homecoming Project Intern Delmar Dualeh attended with Michael and wrote the following reflection…

Words Matter: Educating Teens about Microaggressions

In recent Live Out Loud School Programs in NYC, our Manager of Youth Programming Alex LaCasse has been talking to GSAs about microaggressions – a term most students were hearing for the first time. However, over time microaggressions can have a profound effect on a young person’s self-esteem.

Rebecca Gitana Torres Shares Her Story at Aviation High School

Coming out as bisexual has never been easy – bisexuals experience discrimination (and disbelief) from straight and gay peers alike. LGBTQ Latino teens in particular report having difficulty in finding acceptance from their families. So to support the teens at Aviation High School in Queens, Live Out Loud brought lifestyle & interior designer Rebecca Gitana Torres […]

Having Faith as LGBTQ: Courtneye Mills Inspires Youth at Bread & Roses High School
Having Faith as LGBTQ: Courtneye Mills Inspires Youth at Bread & Roses High School

Live Out Loud brought Courtneye Mills to Bread & Roses High School in West Harlem on January 24th to discuss her personal journey towards reconciling her faith with her LGBTQ identity. Having grown up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn around friends and family with strong feelings towards the LGBTQ community, Courtneye related well to what many students […]

NBC-NY’s Raphael Miranda on his Homecoming Project Experience
NBC-NY’s Raphael Miranda on his Homecoming Project Experience

Read NBC-NY meteorologist Raphael Miranda’s reflection on returning to his hometown high school with his mother to share his personal story with the GSA.

Live Out Loud’s Curriculum Guide for HBO’s The Out List
Live Out Loud’s Curriculum Guide for HBO’s The Out List

Live Out Loud has partnered with the creators of HBO’s The Out List documentary to produce special discussion and activity guide to help your GSA discuss a wide range of issues facing the LGBTQ community.

Satellite Academy GSA at The Museum at FIT’s “A Queer History of Fashion”
Satellite Academy GSA at The Museum at FIT’s “A Queer History of Fashion”

Live Out Loud was proud to partner with The Museum at FIT to give Satellite Academy GSA students a special tour of A Queer History of Fashion: from the Closet to the Catwalk.

“Be yourself. And be your best self.” Gail Wasserman’s Homecoming Project
“Be yourself. And be your best self.” Gail Wasserman’s Homecoming Project

Read Program Manager Tom Hernandez’s reflection on Gail Wasserman’s journey home for Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project

LGBTQ youth go Behind the Scenes at The Late Show with David Letterman
LGBTQ youth go Behind the Scenes at The Late Show with David Letterman

Last week, LGBTQ & allied students from across NYC met openly LGBTQ employees at The Late Show with David Letterman and toured the studios!

Young Trailblazers Scholarship 2014 Application

NOTE: Please read through all questions on the application first and allot the appropriate amount of time to complete it. You will NOT be able to save your answers. If desired, click here to download the application, answer questions on a separate document, and copy and paste answers below to ensure your work is not […]

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