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wayOUT exists to empower LGBTQ+ youth to feel safe being who they really are by investing in life saving programs through LGBTQ+ youth centers. Not only does wayOUT work to elevate many of these programs to the national stage, but the grants issues to these incredible centers are usually game-changing in the way that they are able to operate. These grants would not be possible without the collaborations and donations of our partners and sponsors.



We have been privileged to work alongside amazing organizations to create custom programs that have been critical in raising the profile of wayOUT and our Grant Recipients. These incredible partners have also helped to tell the stories of these centers, their youth, and our community.


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In 2019, wayOUT Los Angeles proudly partnered with Project Contrast, a non-profit that tells LGBTQ+ stories through portraits. Project Contrast traveled with our team to OUT Memphis, wayOUT LA's 2019 Grant Recipient, to photograph their youth. These portraits were used to raise awareness for OUT Memphis, share their stories with our network, and make a human connection to the youth through art installations at the 2019 Gayla.

From Project Contrast: 

Project Contrast amplifies voices of LGBTQ+ youth through the power of storytelling.


By contrasting the experiences between rural and urban LGBTQ+ communities, we educate and celebrate the diversity that unites us to create better communities

today. Aiming to lower the amount of LGBTQ+ youth suicides.  

You are loved. 


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Ilegal Mezcal has been a supporter of wayOUT since its inception in 2016 donating funds, auction items, and attending Gaylas. For Pride 2020, Ilegal Mezcal launched a collaboration with visual identity Artfucker in the form of a t-shirt and tote bag. Proceeds from the sale of these items benefitted wayOUT.

Following the successful program, Ilegal Mezcal collaborated directly with wayOUT by sponsoring the Mezcal section in the first wayOUT Cookbook. Ilegal Mezcal was given full branding and category exclusivity and, in exchange, shared and sold the wayOUT Cookbook on their own platforms.

Get in touch with us to discuss wats your business can collaborate with wayOUT to empower LGBTQ+ youth today!


wayOUT is proud to count some of the country's most innovative and inclusive company's among our sponsors. From financial contributions to auction items/experiences and other Gayla contributitions, our work would not be possible without the support of these fabulous organizations.

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