Send your completed applications by this Saturday!
Live Out Loud awards college scholarships of $5,000 to five LGBT high school seniors from NY, NJ, or CT to recognize their efforts to change their communities.
Winners will be awarded at Live Out Loud’s 13th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala on April 28th!
Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is actress and transgender advocate Laverne Cox!
Check out Laverne’s interview in Metrosource Magazine to find out what it’s been like taking on her groundbreaking role in Orange Is the New Black as the first trans woman of color in a leading role on a mainstream scripted TV show: http://metrosource.com/2013/11/07/all-of-this-gender-stuff/
Thanks to MCCANN WORLDGROUP for hosting an awesome BEHIND THE SCENES program yesterday!
LGBTQ employees of McCann shared their personal and professional journeys with students from across NYC. We loved seeing students’ ad campaigns for imaginary products!
Thank you to everyone from McCann who participated for showing LGBTQ and allied youth the possibilities that lie ahead!
Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is writer and trans* advocate Janet Mock!
In publishing her memoir Redefining Realness, Mock shares the journey she took to self-discovery and becoming the successful woman she is today.
Check out Janet’s video series for an introduction to her powerful story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCELVQviCvw
Live Out Loud’s Role Model of the Week is Conner Mertens!
Conner is a freshman at Willamette University in Oregon, where he just became the first active college football player to come out as bisexual.
Conner’s message to LGBTQ youth in his hometown is: "Love yourself and allow others to love you. Be who you are and know you’re not alone."