We are Out Now!
We are LGBTQ+ youth dedicated to promoting health & well being, self-determination, and community building through anti-oppression organizing & peer support.
We imagine a world where all queer, non-binary, LGBTQ+ youth and allies are always safe, healthy, emboldened & uplifted. We work to create changes in systems and structures that support our true selves.
Our anti-racist, anti-misogynoir vision and agenda
Out Now youth lead & participate in anti-racist, anti-trans, anti-homophobic, anti-poverty protests, demonstrations, & community events. Our role as a youth organization in movements like Black Lives Matter is especially crucial in the minority-majority city of Springfield, where we live and go to school. Always we work to neutralize and counter hate & violence, while conducting popular education & outreach with the intention of making our city a safer place for all of us.
We center youth voices
We unapologetically bring queer youth voices & perspectives to local, regional, and global justice movements seeking to undo oppression. We actively build communities where queer youth voices are valued & heard!
We elevate youth leaders
We develop & support youth leaders through mentoring and by providing opportunities for their deep intelligence to be heard through speaking engagements, workshop presentations, coalition-based work, and other activities chosen by and for the youth.
Donate to Out Now and help dozens of young people develop into positive, active leaders in our communities. Please consider donating $20, $50 or $100 to help us thrive. Click below or send via mail to Out Now, PO Box 5321, Springfield MA 01101!
Our work is possible because of the commitment & dedication of so many generous donors.
On behalf of everyone in the Out Now community, a heartfelt thank you!