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Outright Vermont

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Nonprofit Overview

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

Mission: The mission of Outright Vermont is to build safe, healthy, and supportive environments for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth, ages 13-22. Outright''s goal is to make Vermont the safest, most supportive, and most empowering state for queer youth in the United States.

Programs: Our youth center is based in Burlington and is open five days a week from 10:00am - 6:00pm. It includes a drop in space with a wireless internet lab with computers, lending library, and safer sex supplies. The youth center is also home to weekly Friday Night support groups. Outright also provides the SASS Academy, our HIV prevention and sexual health workshop geared specifically towards queer youth. Outright offers Orasure and Oraquick HIV testing, counseling, and referral services anonymously and at no cost. Outright also offers Gendertopia, a gender-based after school program. Gender and Java, a workshop about gender and gender expression, is offered at our Burlington space and has traveled all over Vermont. In addition, Outright provides substance-free monthly social and support groups in Burlington and Rutland and provides quarterly events in Brattleboro.

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Rating: 5

I had never heard of Outright until I was asked to join one of the relay teams for the Burlington City Marathon to raise money for the organization. After I joined the team, I met so many wonderful volunteers and board members and some of the youth the group serves. Outright and its volunteers do so much for the community of Burlington. It is a positive, safe place to be.