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
3rd Annual Pride in the Hamptons Fundraiser
Live Out Loud’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser in East Hampton!
3rd Annual Pride in the Hamptons Fundraiser

Join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing at our 3rd annual Hamptons event on June 25, 2011. An evening to benefit Live Out Loud, a Non-Profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering LGBT youth by connecting them with successful LGBT role models in their Community.

Where and When:
Sat. June 25th, 2011
6:00 – 8:30pm
Waterfront home of Bruce T. Sloane
21 North Bay Lane East Hampton, NY

The Young Trailblazers 10th Anniversary Gala
Monday, April 25th, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at the TheTimesCenter
The Young Trailblazers 10th Anniversary Gala

A celebration of the continuing revolutionary role of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) leaders in business, arts, politics, religion and culture.

The 10th Anniversary Gala culminates with the Live Out Loud Youth Scholarship presentation to youth who have made significant contributions to society by Living Out Loud.

Chairs
Christian Cooper, George DeBolt, Valerie DiFebo, Ariel Foxman, Tony Wright & Andrew Hewitt

Honorees
Hal Rubenstein, Daryl Roth, Stuart Elliott, Ralph Rucci

Honorary Hosts
Nick Adams, John Bartlett, Charles Busch, Clodagh, Alan Cumming, Ari Gold, Julie Halston, Kelly King, Ronnie Kroell, Marc Shaiman

Music by DJ Lina

Live Out Loud wants to help your school raise awareness during Respect for All week!
Live Out Loud wants to help your school raise awareness during Respect for All week!

During the week of Feb 14 – 18, 2011, NYC schools will work to combat bullying and harassment due to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion, and disability. Live Out Loud wants to help!

Download our Homecoming Project lesson plans to use during Respect for All week. You can help your students explore the topics “Everyone’s a Minority,” “Dispelling Myths, Facing Challenges,” and “Find a Role Model, Be a Role Model.”

Together we can make schools a more respectful place for LGBT students!

The Young Trailblazers 10th Anniversary Gala
Monday, April 25th, 2011, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm at the TheTimesCenter
The Young Trailblazers 10th Anniversary Gala

A celebration of the continuing revolutionary role of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) leaders in business, arts, politics, religion and culture.

The 10th Anniversary Gala culminates with the Live Out Loud Youth Scholarship presentation to youth who have made significant contributions to society by Living Out Loud.

Chairs
Christian Cooper, George DeBolt, Valerie DiFebo, Ariel Foxman, Tony Wright & Andrew Hewitt

Honorees
Hal Rubenstein, Daryl Roth, Stuart Elliott, Ralph Rucci

Honorary Hosts
Nick Adams, John Bartlett, Charles Busch, Clodagh, Alan Cumming, Ari Gold, Julie Halston, Kelly King, Ronnie Kroell, Marc Shaiman

Music by DJ Lina

Hosted by
The New York Times Company GLBT & Allies Network

The 2011 Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship
Application deadline March 18, 2011 - Apply Now!
The 2011 Live Out Loud Educational Scholarship

Graduating 2011 Highschool seniors, Live Out Loud is awarding 4 scholarships for $2500

Live Out Loud is granting scholarships to college-bound Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender high school seniors* who have a strong capacity to “Live Out Loud” and who demonstrate leadership skills at their school and in their community.

HURRY APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 18th!

*Applicants must be from the New York Tri-State Area (NY, CT, NJ)

New Short Video Premiering Today Chronicles Visit of Openly Gay Oscar Winner Lance Black Back To His High School
To prevent anti-gay bullying and violence, The Homecoming Project brings gay adults back to their high schools to share stories, lessons, and hope
New Short Video Premiering Today Chronicles Visit of Openly Gay Oscar Winner Lance Black Back To His High School

In the midst of a national wave of anti-gay bullying and violence, a powerful short video premiering today reveals how one person can change a school – and the lives of hundreds of gay and straight youth – in just one day.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Lance Black (“Milk”) is one of the many LGBT leaders participating in The Homecoming Project, Live Out Loud’s grassroots initiative that brings successful gay adults back to their high schools to share their stories, lessons, and hope with today’s students.

How to Be An Ally
This program is part of the Live Out Loud panel discussion series
How to Be An Ally

A workshop and discussion about the importance of supporting each other and creating safe environments in schools. Workshop leaders will share their personal stories and help students brainstorm ways to make the community a more accepting place for everyone.

Coming Out
This program is part of the Live Out Loud speaker bureau
Coming Out

A Live Out Loud Program where LGBT Community members will speak about their personal stories of coming out to family and friends, addressing homosexuality in a religious and cultural context, personal challenges and breakthroughs and having a family and finding community.

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.

Lance Black’s Homecoming Project
Returns to his North Salinas, California high school to inspire today's LGBT students
Lance Black’s Homecoming Project

Oscar Winner Dustin Lance Black participates in Live Out Loud’s Homecoming Project. The Homecoming Project, is a major new program that brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) leaders back to their high schools to share their personal stories and life lessons with today’s students.

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