Youth OUTRight, WNC, Inc. *
A youth advocacy and leadership organization dedicated to providing affirmation, information, support, and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth of ages 14-23 providing a safe space to meet and socialize.
“Founded in 2006, Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. (YO) is the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina. We provide information, support and resources in a safe, inclusive and affirming environment. We believe that no youth – regardless of their sexual identity, gender expression or gender identification – should be bullied, harassed or discriminated against because of who they are or are perceived to be. Based on 2010 U.S. Census figures, it is estimated that there could be more than 4,000 LGBTQ youth in our 18-county region.
At Youth OUTright, we engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members.
We envision a world where youth of all gender and sexual identities are empowered to reach their full potential. We provide information, support and resources in a safer, inclusive and affirming environment.”