Our Programs

Live Out Loud’s main goal is to connect LGBTQ youth to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ 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.





Our Programs
Educational Program: GSA Goal Setting

Title: Educational Program: GSA Goal Setting Location: Eleanor Roosevelt HSStart Time: 3:30Date: 2012-09-27End Time: 4:30

GSA Goal Setting

Title: GSA Goal Setting Location: School of the FutureStart Time: 3:30Date: 2012-09-25End Time: 4:30

Live Out Loud Theater Night Presents Kinky Boots on March 20th!
Live Out Loud Theater Night Presents Kinky Boots on March 20th!

UPDATE 3/6/2013: Tickets are now sold out.

Kinky Boots is an uplifting show featuring music by Cyndi Lauper, book by Harvey Fierstein, and choreography by Jerry Mitchell! Proceeds from this benefit will go towards Live Out Loud’s educational programs that inspire and empower LGBTQ youth.

Live Out Loud is awarding 5 college scholarships for $5,000!
Update: Live Out Loud is no longer accepting applications for 2013.
Live Out Loud is awarding 5 college scholarships for $5,000!

Live Out Loud wants to reward 5 hardworking LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) students for their leadership, courage, and achievement. Let us help make your college dreams a reality!

The Homecoming Project
Return to your high school and serve as a positive role model for LGBT youth!
The Homecoming Project

Gay it forward! Return to your old high school as a role model and share what you know with today’s LGBT teens.

What to Expect When Participating in the Homecoming Project

Project Overview / Live Out Loud’s Role/ Participant Responsibilities Role model expresses interest in the Homecoming Project and completes Participation Form (see “Sign Up” on the website). Live Out Loud will process the Participation Form and schedule an initial conversation (phone call) with you. We want to get to know you, and have you know […]

Homecoming Project Ad Campaign Launches!
Check out the inspiring artwork...
Homecoming Project Ad Campaign Launches!

Live Out Loud is kicking off the 2012-2013 school year with an exciting new ad campaign created by our generous and passionate partners, Deutsch A Lowe & Partners Company. This campaign urges LGBT role models to share their personal journeys with the next generation by going back to their hometown high schools through Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project. The digital, print, and video creatives will be featured online, in LGBT publications, and in key placements around NYC, as well as urban areas around the country. Check back here on September 10, 2012 to see the campaign for yourself! You’ll be inspired to participate in The Homecoming Project too…

If you’d like to help us promote this campaign, please send us your ideas at tom@liveoutloud.info.

Celebrate Harvey Milk’s Birthday With Your Gay-Straight Alliance!
Celebrate Harvey Milk’s Birthday With Your Gay-Straight Alliance!

In preparation for Harvey Milk’s birthday (May 22), Live Out Loud has designed a series of discussion guides and group actions to help students learn about this hero of the LGBT community! We hope these resources will inspire your students to continue Milk’s legacy of social justice in their communities and schools!

Click here for Harvey Milk discussion guides and group actions!

Celebrate Respect For All Week!
Celebrate Respect For All Week!

Every February, the New York City Department of Education organizes “Respect for All Week,” an initiative that promotes respect for diversity in NYC schools.

As part of “Respect for All Week,” Live Out Loud has developed special activities, actions, and discussion guides to help students promote respect for the LGBT community. These fun and engaging resources are perfect for any school club or program celebrating diversity!

Click here for free Respect for All Week resources!

Share your story with a Gay-Straight Alliance in an NYC high school!
Share your story with a Gay-Straight Alliance in an NYC high school!

Every year, Live Out Loud conducts dozens of hour-long programs for LGBT youth in classrooms throughout NYC. This academic year, Live Out Loud needs up to 50 LGBT adults to come with us and tell their story to groups of 20 – 25 youth.

On October 20, 2011, Live Out Loud is hosting a Role Model Social – a night of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – to tell you how you can become a speaker for one of our school programs this fall.

Your story might be more life-changing for an LGBT youth than you realize! Come to the Role Model Social to learn more about how you can use your story to impact the lives of LGBT youth!

Date: October 20, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8:00
Location: 111 Eighth Ave, NYC

RSVP for the Role Model Social by emailing info@LiveOutLoud.info.

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