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Celebrate Pride outside!
Together let’s make the outdoors more inclusive. In this blog, you will find LGBTQIA+ hikers and outdoor organizations we encourage you to connect with during and after Pride Month.
OUTdoors Together: Check Out These Amazing LGBTQIA+ Outdoor Organizations & Individuals
Keep reading to discover LGBTQIA+ hikers and outdoor organizations who inspire us!
@wilddiversity // “Creating a personal connection to the outdoors for BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities through adventures, skillshares, and education.”
Wild Diversity is a nonprofit organization that leads outdoor events, youth programs and more for minority groups. Their mission is to create a safe space for people of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals to explore the outdoors.
Check out their website www.wilddiversity.com to find upcoming events and programs focused on outdoor adventure and education for all.
@queernature // “anticolonial queer ancestral futurism • apocalyptic ecology • interspecies relations • place-based skills”
Through outdoor immersion programs, Queer Nature makes outdoor education accessible for everyone. Their vision is to create a sense of belonging for those who have been oppressed by societal structures for far too long.
This organization serves LGBTQ2+ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Two-Spirit) and QTBIPOCs (queer and trans black and indigenous people of color) and encourages allies to join in their efforts to build a more inclusive outdoors.
@theventureoutproject // “Wilderness Trips for the Queer, Trans, and LGBTQ+ Community. Based out of New England & Pacific Northwest 🌈🌲❤️”
The Venture Out Project organizes outstanding backpacking adventures, day hikes and special events for the queer and transgender community. All are welcome, from novice hikers to advanced wilderness explorers, kids, adults, and families.
Go to their site www.ventureoutproject.comand choose your adventure now.
@diversifyoutdoors // “Join the movement and help us #diversifyoutdoors”
As the creator of the movement #DiversifyOutdoors, which currently has 100,000 posts at the time of this writing, this organization built a framework for inclusion online and in the outdoors.
Now Diversify Outdoors is continuing its efforts through events and with a job board that helps people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community find inclusive career opportunities.
@outdoorjournaltour // “Empowering women through mindfulness + Mother Nature #wehiketoheal #iamwomeneverywhere 📍ATL ✊🏾🏳️🌈”
Founded by women of color, Michelle and Kenya, this inspirational organization not only supports women of all backgrounds and identities, but it also advocates for LGBTQIA+ equality. Connect with them at www.outdoorjournaltour.com to find a welcoming community of hikers like you.
@outdooristoath // "Creating the future of the outdoors through education and community for Planet | Inclusion | Adventure. Join us!!!"
Committed to positively impacting the planet, promoting inclusivity and inspiring adventure, the Outdoorist Oath invites you to think of how all three initiatives come together to create a unified outdoors. Learn more at www.outdooristoath.org
@voileen // “Fat, queer mover (she / they)”
Their bio says it all. As a member of our hiking community and a 52 Hike Challenge finisher, we love seeing content from Erinn that focuses on inclusivity, body liberation and of course Pride. Erinn is currently on hike 24 of the 52 Hike Challenge. Follow them on their journey of 52 hikes!
@pattiegonia // “queer environmentalist | professional homosexual | fetus drag thing here to build community for the weirdos & mother natch”
Pattie Gonia shares amazing photos and videos outside with Pride. There’s so much to love about this Pride personality, and we especially appreciate their LGBTQIA+ Outdoor / Enviro Job Board that helps people with Pride find jobs in the outdoors space. Pattie also organizes inclusive group hikes and events — definitely worth the follow!
@briannaoutdoors // “she/her 🏳️🌈 [L]GBTQ+ HAPPY outdoors”
Right now Brianna is raising money and awareness for the Trevor Project, a non-profit organization committed to supporting LGBTQ+ youth through crisis intervention and suicide prevention. On her feed, you’ll find beautiful images and messages. Follow her to be inspired.
It’s Pride Month: Celebrate Pride Outside With 52 Hike Challenge
Join the 52 Hike Challenge and hike with Pride all year long! We are an inclusive community of hikers and nature lovers who love to get outdoors.
Experience the healing power of hiking once a week for a year — join the challenge now here.