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Seacoast Outright

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ, Youth Development

Mission: Seacoast Outright's mission is to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth mature and develop into healthy, caring, productive citizens. We provide a safe space for youth to socialize, free from harassment and discrimination, and access to positive adult role models. Through support, affirmation and dissemination of accurate information, Seacoast Outright fosters feelings of wellness, self-worth and dignity.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Aiyana D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Seacoast Outright is an amazing nonprofit organization that teaches and supports not only the youth, but also the facilitators and the public. They make everyone who comes to the Friday night meetings feel welcome and safe to share as much or as little as they feel comfortable. The facilitators also keep materials handy for educational purposes, such as sexuality and gender identity, STD safety/prevention, and birth control, not to be used during meetings of course. Seacoast Outright is awesome and I can think of no better group for the job.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As someone who has lived most of their life in the closet, I wish I had the support that Seacoast offers when I was in my early twenties. If I knew I had a choice and would be supported, I would have lived life differently. Seacoast offers that support and network to youth so that you are not alone in their journey. As part of this non-profit I am glad to be able to give back and let all the youth struggling with self-acceptance know that they have a choice and they are worth it!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an out-and-proud lesbian in the age 50+ bracket, I wish there was an organization like this in my youth! As a Seacoast Outright facilitator, I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing organization. It brings me great joy to see the camaraderie of the youth in the weekly meetings. To have a safe space to share openly their thoughts, visions, struggles, hopes, humor, pain, dreams, laughter... and much more... is very much needed for our youth.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization for LGBTQ+ youth right in the Seacoast area! Adult groups are not an option for teens, and our non hetero confonforming kids have questions and needs! We know LBGTQ+ youth are at risk without support- Seacoast Outright is offering free, accessible, friendly, adult supervised, safe activities to be part of the solution. It is one of a kind in the area filling the void with just the right tone. Outright provides a safe, supportive gathering spot every week that our young people seek and deserve. Dedicated adults facilitate groups for teens to explore gender and sexulaity issues in a comfortable, safe, non judgemental way. . Well done Seacoast Outright!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think what Seacoast Outright has managed to do in the Seacoast Community is amazing!
The popularity of the Pride parade has been a wonderful thing to behold!
Because of their reputation and history, I have recently become a volunteer. They are a community resource that Seacoast is so lucky to have!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seacoast Outright provides much-needed support for LGBTQA youth in the Seacoast and beyond. In addition to weekly support groups and additional social events for youth throughout the year, the organization hosts an annual Portsmouth Pride event for the larger Seacoast community--youth and adults, LGBTQ folks and allies alike.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have found Seacoast Outright to be an amazing charity that does very important work with kids. The volunteers and staff are dedicated to ensuring the teens that come are taking care of and well cared for. Seacoast Outright is also active in the community and represents the spirit of community well.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Seacoast Outright is an amazing organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth. The organization is run by dedicated volunteers and staff.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great non-profit and it helps many in the seacoast area of New Hampshire, with different events like pride and youth groups. It's an awesome group

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a facilitator I have been awe struck by these incredibly strong and brave young folks. It is so essential for these youth to have such a powerful resource as Seacoast Outright to provide continued guidance, safe support and affirmations for their daily living. Regularly they need to be reminded what beautiful gifts they are despite the challenges they face. Seacoast Outright is full of passionate leaders and volunteers who provide these youth for what they need.

1 Chuck32

Board Member

Rating: 5

This organization provides essential services to LGBTQ youth in the form of weekly support group meetings and special events. Included are poetry readings and the growing Portsmouth Pride event. It provides services no other organization the area is doing.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

Outright changed my life as a youth from 1997 to 2001. Outright again changed my life when I came to try and give some back as the Executive Director in 2014. Working with the youth, this group of passionate and dedicated volunteers, and everyone that stepped up along the way to make things like Portsmouth Pride all that they are has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the Chairman of the Executive Board for Seacoast Outright, it has been my pleasure to work with members of the community to make growing up a little easier on GLBTQA teens in the Seacoast Region. This year we were able to resume much of the programming that had been put on hold while we recouped from financial setbacks. Now, Outright is back stronger than ever, serving more youth in different age brackets and in its own office. We need your help to keep on making progress, please donate today!

Review from Guidestar