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Looking for updates about our programs, services, announcements, and news? This is our official OUTMemphis blog which we keep up to date with all of the information you need to know about the work we’re doing here in Memphis.

In Memory of Steve Word

In Memory of Steve Word

Ralph Steven 'Steve' Word, 1949-2022Last weekend, our community lost an exceptional ally, Steve Word. His passion and commitment for supporting our community, especially our most at-risk youth, was unmatched. We are eternally grateful for his advocacy and wish his...

This Month @ OUT: February 2022

This Month @ OUT: February 2022

A Few Highlights of Local Black History in the Making Welcome Jenieya to the OUTMemphis Team   Jenieya Peterson is making history at OUTMemphis as the first Black woman to be a Sexual Health Specialist at OUTMemphis. As Sexual Health Specialist, Jenieya's work...

Celebrate National Volunteer Month with OUTMemphis

Volunteer Month Recap

It would be an understatement to say that our community has been itching to give back. For the past two years the staff has been inundated with volunteer inquiries from people looking to get involved, and we needed a way to channel all of their energy and enthusiasm...

Why I Give: Casey Bryant, Board Chair

Why I Give: Casey Bryant, Board Chair

I joined the OUTMemphis board six years ago because I knew that when LGBTQ+ people are thriving, so are all the institutions we are a part of: our families, churches, schools, and workplaces.     As the Chair of the Board of Directors, I get to support OUTMemphis’...

2021 at OUTMemphis: The Recap

2021 at OUTMemphis: The Recap

Like all of you, this year, we learned to cope with unknowns. Would the launch of the vaccine be successful? What kind of programs would we be able to do? Would the new laws pass discriminating against trans youth and adults? By the fall, the Delta surge had reversed...

Welcome Anu Iyer, our new Volunteer Coordinator!

Welcome Anu Iyer, our new Volunteer Coordinator!

Hi!   My name is Anuradha (Anu for short) and my preferred pronouns are she/her or they/them. I was born in South India and moved to Nashville, TN when I turned 5. As a kid, I was known for my unrelenting curiosity and need to be outdoors as much as possible. Not much...

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