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
Cartoon and Comic Book Characters
Exploring the Gay Sensibility
Cartoon and Comic Book Characters

Conversation with Independent Cartoonist Jennifer Camper and Comic Book Writer, Artist and Penciller Phil Jimenez.

We will look at common cartoon character that have been traditionally labeled as gay, how theses characters act, and what message their actions send.

Young Trailblazers Fall 2009 Update
Your contributions helped make their education possible!
Young Trailblazers Fall 2009 Update

At the Annual Young Trailblazers Benefit Gala in April, Live Out Loud honored four LGBT high school seniors with $2500 scholarships in recognition of their outstanding leadership.

With the generous support of the Live Out Loud community, these four young adults are now beginning their college careers, and we are excited to bring you an update on their activities.

Neil Giuliano’s Homecoming Project
Returns to his Bloomfield New Jersey high school to inspire today's LGBT students
Neil Giuliano’s Homecoming Project

One year ago, Live Out Loud launched The Homecoming Project, 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.

The program is already making a major impact. Leaders like Oscar winner Lance Black (“Milk”) and former GLAAD president Neil Giuliano have returned to their high schools, making a lasting impression on thousands of students and inspiring schools.

Become a Speaker
Make a difference, share your experience with the next generation.
Become a Speaker

Become a member of the Live Out Loud Speaker Bureau, where you would address High School Classrooms and assemblies of 15 to 200 students. As a speaker you will discuss your personal journeys, coming-out stories, career path as well as your successes and challenges

Participate in the Homecoming Project
Return to your High School and serve as a positive role model for LGBT youth!
Participate in the Homecoming Project

Interested in returning to your high school to participate in the Homecoming Project? Visit this page and complete the form, Live Out Loud will work closely with you on coordinating with your school and developing a presentation.

Serve as a positive example for LGBT youth and empower young adults to reconsider the challenges and unspoken fears of growing up gay,

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