While traveling is an exciting and liberating experience, for those of us in the LGBTQ community, it can also come with risks. Between navigating TSA scans, using public restrooms, and understanding our rights under differing state legislatures, it can be really daunting to venture off the beaten track. This is why looking into group travel and using the support of organizations is a really great way to plan a trip, especially if you’re considering an outdoor excursion.
There are many LGBTQ outdoor organizations that run a huge range of activities throughout the US promising a safe environment and community for all. These range from camps, specialized programs catering to youth, to educational and conservation trips. You may have heard about the excellent work being done by the likes of The Venture Out Project and the social media initiative Diversify Outdoors, but we wanted to shine a light on a few others who not only make the outdoors accessible to the LGBTQ community but also create a welcoming and inclusive environment.