We had a magical evening at Live Out Loud's 15th Anniversary Young Trailblazers Gala on April 25th! More than 400 guests came to celebrate the community contributions of LGBTQ youth, teachers and role models. Thank you to everyone who made it possible, and especially to our $10,000 scholarship winners who shared their touching stories of courage and activism.
One scholarship winner, Rocco Sanabria, said: "As a young transgender man, I have experienced firsthand the ugliness of bigotry, ignorance and discrimination...I am inspired by how the LGBTQ community and its allies have advocated for me and so many other young people...I am dedicated to being a good role model for transgender kids."
We celebrated 15 years of Live Out Loud's life-saving and life-affirming programs for LGBTQ youth. Enjoy some photos from the evening!
On March 30th, LGBTQ students and allies from high schools spanning New York City met with Nomura Inc.’s LGBTQ affinity group at the Live Out Loud headquarters. Fleur, James, and Elvis gave presentations that tied together how cultural competency and embracing diversity play important roles in their LGBTQ identities at home and in the workplace.
On March 9th, 2016, LGBTQ students and allies from NYC high schools had the chance to go to the Deutsch headquarters and hear from a panel of Deutsch’s LGBTQ affinity group. The panelists spoke about the power of finding many different kinds of role models to look up to.