Check out queer and trans* community and LGBTQA themed events happening at UVM and the Burlington area.

Mon May 28

  • UVM Closed - Memorial Day
    12:00am - 12:00am

Thu Jun 21

  • The Gayla
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    University of Vermont Alumni House Silver Pavilion, 411 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401
    It’s The Outright Awards reboot! Same great event, brand new name.

    On June 21, 2018, we’re celebrating how YOU are making it better for queer and trans youth in Vermont. Join us for The Gayla, alongside queer youth leaders, community advocates, and queer and ally partners all over Vermont.


    Who: YOU, & your family and friends! We can’t wait to see you there!
    Where: The University of Vermont Alumni House Silver Pavilion<>
    When: Thursday, June 21, 2018, 6-9 PM.
    Attire: Dress to impress!

    Join us for a silent auction, giving opportunities, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres by Catering By Dale<>, and more.

    Interested in sponsoring The Gayla in solidarity with queer and trans youth? Contact Beal at<>.

    Want to know when tickets go on sale? Email us<> & we’ll be in touch.

    For nominations and more information:

Wed Jul 04

  • UVM Closed - Independence Day
    12:00am - 12:00am

Mon Sep 03

  • UVM Closed - Labor Day
    12:00am - 12:00am

Sat Sep 29

  • Fire Truck Pull
    12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Church Street Marketplace, 2 Church St, Burlington, VT 05401
    The annual Fire Truck Pull is a hilarious fundraiser that supports the life-saving work that Outright Vermont does around the state. Since 1989, we have worked to provide safety and support for queer youth, helped make schools safer, and focused on youth empowerment, leadership, and advocacy.

    Each year, the fundraiser draws hundreds of spectators to watch teams of twelve pull a real, fully-loaded fire truck up Church Street. In 2018, the Fire Truck Pull happens on Saturday, September 29, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm on the first block of Church Street Marketplace in Burlington.

    This is a competition!

    Teams compete for the coveted Golden Fire Truck Trophies. Prizes are awarded for:

    * Best Dressed (costumes, themes, etc.)
    * Most Funds Raised (both team and individual)
    * Fastest Pull Time
    * Audience Choice (bring a cheering section!)

    What does one wear to a Fire Truck Pull?

    Any ol’ thing you want! Create a team theme, or dress your firetruck-hauling self to the nines — whatever that means to you!

    This is a huge public event!

    We have a DJ/MC, celebrity Vermont judges, and hundreds of spectators cheering you on. Be prepared to wrangle your team and meet us on the first block of Church Street for all the fun!

    How many people on a team?

    Each team gets 12 spots for pullers – and trust us, you need every single one. We recommend recruiting:

    * At least one really strong “anchor” to be at the end of the rope;
    * A motivator to get the team moving, count down to pull, and otherwise pump you up;
    * Fairly fit other teammates to help pull the truck — the event is age and ability inclusive, just know it’s an honest-to-goodness fire truck you’re going to be hauling!

    Pro Tip: A Fire Truck Pull team needs 12 pullers – but you can get even more people involved with the fundraising! We want this event to be as accessible as possible: If pulling heavy things isn’t for you, help raise funds for a team. If fundraising isn’t viable for you, help pull the truck or ask us about volunteer roles!

    Pull for Vermont’s Queer Youth

    We ask that each team aim for $1,500 as the minimum to compete – that is $125 for each team member to raise. Need some tips on how to raise money? Check out our top ten tips here<>.

    Recruiting Teammates

    We recommend making a list of your friends, co-workers, and other social circles of folks who are into creative, fun, team-building kind of events. Then, give them a few reasons why YOU want to make this team happen, why you support Outright Vermont’s work, and why your team is going to bring home the trophies!

    Click here to register<> your 2017 Fire Truck Pull Team!

    Question not answered?

    Talk to a real human at our office. Contact<> or call 802-865-9677.

Wed Oct 17

  • Private Appointment
    10:00am - 4:00pm

Fri Dec 07

  • Home for the Holidays
    4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Allen House, 461 Main Street
    UVM students, staff, faculty, and alums are invited to join the LGBTQA Center for an end-of-the-semester celebration. Food is lovingly prepared by our campus partners. Home for the Holidays is a wonderful way to casually connect with friends and colleagues before the winter break. Enjoy crafts, music, games, food, and community. For more information on volunteering to decorate or preparing a dish for the event, contact<>.

Thu May 02

  • LGBTQAwards & Rainbow Graduation Ceremony
    4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Grand Maple Ballroom, Davis Center, 4th floor
    The LGBTQA Center hosts an annual awards and graduation ceremony each spring, complete with music, food, and fun, to celebrate UVM's LGBTQA community, its many achievements, and the LGBTQA students who are graduating - both undergrads and grads.