For Immediate Release

OutNebraska, a statewide non-profit LGBTQ+ advocacy organization, announces the launch of the Rural Youth Leaders Fellowship program. 

This one-year fellowship will bring together a cohort of 5-8 LGBTQ+ youth 18 – 24 years of age living in the rural areas of Nebraska. Youth Fellows will develop projects in their communities to benefit fellow LGBTQ+ youth and adults, build leadership skills, and create connections through direct mentorship. 

Youth interested in participating are encouraged to complete an online application available at

OutNebraska is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to engage and empower LGBTQ+ Nebraskans across the entire state through advocacy, education, and celebration. 

The fellowship application for youth will be open through September 24th with an anticipated start in mid-October. Those interested in serving as mentors for the program should contact OutNebraska Executive Director, Abbi Swatsworth at or 402.488.1130.