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.
Sarah Lawrence College
Studying: Writing, Literature, and LGBT Studies
Emily is happy to report that she's been paired with a fun roommate from Lebanon who's also gay. She's about to start a work-study job as a first-grade
teaching assistant in Yonkers, and has found time to sign up for a variety of LGBT organizations, including Queer Voice Coalition and Queer People of Color.
Emily says Live Out Loud has "given me one of the best experiences of my life."
Burlington County CollegeStudying: English and Journalism
Jeremy's Live Out Loud scholarship paid for his entire first semester -- books and all -- at his community college, and is helping him to save for his
ultimate transfer to a four-year school. Being local, he's surrounded by old friends, and he's looking forward to joining a campus club called GLASS
(Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Supporters).
Rockland Community College
Studying: Journalism and Communications
Kat is already completely consumed with the school newspaper, which featured two of her articles in the first issue of the semester. She hopes to help revive the school's flagging GSA, and also plans to serve as a volunteer when the AIDS quilt visits her school in a few months.
Despite its small campus, Nick says Denison has a thriving gay community, and the entire school is united around a set of core values that make him feel
completely at home. He's already active in Outlook, the school's GSA, and he says his entire experience at Denison so far is everything he had hoped for.
Watch some of our more famous Homecoming Project participants share their stories. What makes them relatable isn't their fame, but the experiences they've had along the way. You can make just as big an impact on LGBT teens in your hometown.