Trans Awareness Week at OUTLoud North Bay continues this afternoon at 1:30.
"This gathering will also provide an opportunity to announce OUTLoud’s recent change to a Charitable Organization – and to celebrate its first large donation as a charity," says Seth Compton, Executive Director of OUTLoud North Bay
Since its inception in 2019, OUTLoud has provided a safe, supportive and welcoming space for North Bay and areas’s 2SLGBTQA+ youth and their allies says a news release.
Their recent move to the former Summit nightclub at the Voyager Hotel has afforded it the opportunity to expand its services and to help an even greater number of youth.
“There is an unbelievable need for a safe space for our regions 2SLGBTQA+ youth and their allies, and this need is what has driven the huge increase in the number of. youth who use the OUTLoud space," says Compton. "I couldn’t have imagined that the demand would be this great."
OUTLoud is volunteer-driven and relies on the community to support and fund its programs The pandemic has only increased the demand for OUTLoud’s services.
“Underscoring everything OUTLoud does is the need to support the mental health of our region’s 2SLGBTQA+ youth and their allies, and the pandemic has really brought this need to the forefront.
"Trans Youth are just one of the groups supported by OUTLoud, yet they bear a disproportionate number of challenges. This is why OUTLoud has chosen Trans Awareness week to announce its new charitable status and its first large donation as a charity," explained Compton.
OUTLoud is located in the old Summit nightclub at the Voyager Hotel, 123 Delaware Street.
For details on OUTLoud, visit www.outloudnorthbay.com