VideoOut exists to amplify the voices of LGBTQIA+ people. 

The LGBTQIA+ community is diverse, layered with color, imagination, compassion, and activism. To amplify LGBTQIA+ voices is to enrich society's heritage. Silencing LGBTQIA+ voices risks losing the things LGBTQIA+ people think, say, and do. LGBTQIA+ contributions are monumentally important and are a vital part of our shared human narrative.

Two years ago, 2016 became the deadliest year on record for the LGBTQIA+ community. That record was broken again in 2017. And the trend continues. VideoOut refuses to let this happen any longer.

In addition to deadly violence, the LGBTQIA+ community is in danger of losing its visibility thanks to the discriminatory and regressive policy moves sweeping the country. This isn't a new trend. In modern times, LGBTQIA+ voices have been undercut by denial and underrepresentation. That's why VideoOut is committed to magnifying real voices, especially those most at risk.

Harvey Milk said that coming out is the best way to destroy the lies and dispel the myths that surround the LGBTQIA+ community. VideoOut is building the largest library of coming-out stories anywhere in the world. We strongly believe that every story creates empathy, and that empathy can be wielded as a powerful tool for advocacy, awareness, and education.

VideoOut's digital platform is a resource for the LGBTQIA+ community:

  • VideoOut enables LGBTQIA+ people to tell their stories in their own unedited voice, ensuring that authentic experiences are recorded and shared.

  • VideoOut inspires everyone to come out, each story acting as a catalyst in a chain reaction of visible and vocal storytelling that amplifies the LGBTQIA+ narrative.

  • VideoOut affirms the work of LGBTQIA+ people who have been fighting the age-old battle for equality.

  • Most importantly, VideoOut stories build bridges of empathy between LGBTQIA+ people and everyone else.

In 2018, VideoOut will amplify 1,000 voices by traveling around the United States recording and sharing coming-out stories that help LGBTQIA+ people feel connected and empowered to live freely as their truest selves.
— Jordan Reeves, Founder

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