Your 2017-2018 Impact Report
Thank you for being an active and engaged member of Lincoln’s LGBTQ+ community. Together we are making Lincoln a better city, a more inclusive city, a more vibrant city. Please look over the many activities you have supported in the past year. We couldn’t do all that we do without great people like you standing with us and supporting this work. Want to get more involved? Reach out! We would love to plug you in or help you promote an activity you would like to see happen. Contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abbi Swatsworth, Outlinc/OutNebraska President
Bringing The Community Together!
- Participated in the Pulse Tribute
Outlinc was honored to help pay tribute to those who passed away June 12, 2016, with James Nocito’s exhibit, “Orlando: 49 Farolitos.” LGBTQ+ organizations across Lincoln worked together to display the luminaries in a variety of community settings.
- Queer Table Talk
Outlinc introduced Queer Table Talk, a monthly opportunity to discuss relevant issues that affect the LGBTQ+ community in a casual and nonjudgmental space. Community members can come be heard, listen to others, and respectfully impact each others viewpoints.
Outlinc helped to sponsor and promote the community’s first Queerfest – a day long event of music, poetry, and community booths by queer artists and writers. The collaborative event took place at The Bay.
- Monthly Networking
Networking events are held at a variety of LGBTQ+ friendly locations on the third Tuesday of each month. Each event provides attendees the opportunity to catch up with friends and build new relationships within the community.
Building Strong LGBTQ Families!
- Outlinc’s Youth Takeover
Outinc took over the Lincoln Children’s Museum to host a free event for young people ages 12-19.
- Pride in the Park
Our 4th annual family-friendly Pride in the Park event was held at Trago Park. Around 150 people enjoyed water balloons, yard games, vendors and food! Thanks to the Allstate Pride Group for helping with the event and financial support.
- Pumpkin Decorating at Fall for Pride
Outlinc was a sponsor of the 3rd annual Fall for Pride event by Common Root. This is family-friendly event for people of all ages, with an emphasis on building a QUILTBAG (Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender/Transsexual, Bisexual, Allied/Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer) inclusive space.
Celebrating Community Through Arts!
- NET Partnership
Independent Lens screening of Real Boy.
- Prairie Pride Film Festival
2017 marked the 6th annual Prairie Pride Film Festival at the Sheldon Museum of Art on the UNL campus. In addition to great films, the festival included a free community screening, panel discussions and talk back sessions.2017 Films: Check It, I Dream in Another Language, Tongues Untied, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, Signature MoveWe’d love to include you in the production of the next festival! Contact us to get involved.
Building Community Through Sports!
Volleyball! Outlinc continues to sponsor a recreational volleyball group that gathers on Thursday evenings at the Malone Community Center gym. Whether you have played before or are playing for the first time this group is a supportive and welcoming space.
Outlinc is always open to sponsoring new sports (bike rides, bowling, tennis!) as a way of expanding our programs. If you have an idea for a sporting group, and an interest in helping get things organized, please see an Outlinc Board member and let’s talk!
Building Equality Through Partnerships!
- Canvassing our Community
Outlinc partnered with ACLU and Nebraska State Civic Engagement Table to build support for non-discrimination through a new canvassing technique to reach Lincoln voters.
- Addressing Youth Homelessness
Outlinc partnered with True Colors Fund and UNL Center for Children Families and the Law to provide education to statewide homelessness providers about creating inclusive space for LGBTQ+ youth. In addition, True Colors Fund completed assessments with three organizations specifically serving youth in Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney.
Outlinc partnered with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to research a new LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education curriculum.