In recent Live Out Loud School Programs in NYC, our Manager of Youth Programming Alex LaCasse has been talking to GSAs about microaggressions - a term most students were hearing for the first time. However, over time microaggressions can have a profound effect on a young person’s self-esteem.
Live Out Loud is excited to honor a teacher or advisor at this year’s Gala. We recognize the endless sacrifices teachers make to ensure their students receive the highest quality education and feel supported emotionally and socially throughout the process. Why not nominate an educator that has made a difference in your life
Join us 3/27 at Terraza Madrid for our Spring Happy Hour hosted by the Young Professionals Council!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
With love, joy and personal experience I share these tips with you.
1. Don’t take it personal.
There may be people in your family or life who may not “approve” of your sexual preference. That’s ok. The world is still evolving and so are the hearts of people. It’s not your job to change…
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