The Homecoming Project: Do It Yourself

If you attended high school, you have a story to tell! Share your story through Live Out Loud’s latest initiative, The Homecoming Project. This exciting initiative encourages “out” LGBT people to return to their high school and use their story to inspire a new generation of youth. Your story doesn’t have to be heroic, comical, or filled with drama. You simply have to be willing to tell kids about how you made it through high school and lived to tell the tale.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of LGBT youth through The Homecoming Project? Live Out Loud will be with you every step of the way. As you contact your high school, schedule your Homecoming Project, and prepare your “talk,” Live Out Loud will stand beside you to make sure you have the tools you need!

Don’t worry – you don’t have to speak at a school-wide assembly or for a gym full of kids. In fact, most Homecoming Projects take place in classrooms for small club meetings, health classes, or small groups of LGBT identified students.

The following guide will get you started. In the following pages, you will learn how to:
  • Make contact with your high school
  • Arrange a time to speak for a class or club
  • Prepare your presentation
You don’t have to do it alone!
If you want your Homecoming Project to be really fun, team up with a few former high school classmates and share your story together! You can also ask members of your college GSA or members of your company’s LGBT affinity group to support you as you take this important step.The first step in participating in the Homecoming Project is contacting your high school. Click below for a step-by-step guide.Developing a Connection With Your High SchoolDeveloping Your PresentationThe Day Of Your PresentationFollow Up With Your SchoolSpeaker’s GuideWhat If Your School Says “No?”Do you need help with this stage of your Homecoming Project?Call us at (212) 651-4231 or email Tom Hernandez