EIN: 99-2386327

Mission Statement

OutLaw’s mission is to advocate for the rights and well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community, engage in meaningful dialogue and activities that promote unity and understanding, and educate the public and our members about pertinent issues. We believe in the power of diversity, the importance of visibility, and the necessity of action in pursuit of equality and justice. Together, we are OutLaw, and we stand strong in our commitment to create a world where everyone can live authentically and love freely.

Program Summary

OutLaw is a dynamic and inclusive LGBTQIA+ nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fostering a safe and supportive environment for all individuals. Our programs are designed to promote advocacy, community engagement, education, and outreach within the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.

  1. Advocacy: We work tirelessly to champion the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community at local, state, and national levels. Our advocacy efforts include policy reform, legal support, and public campaigns to combat discrimination and promote equality.
  2. Community Engagement: We believe in the power of community. Through various events, workshops, and social gatherings, we aim to create a space where individuals can connect, share their experiences, and support each other.
  3. Education: Knowledge is power. We strive to educate the public and our members about the issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community. This includes hosting educational seminars, distributing informational materials, and providing resources for further learning.
  4. Outreach: Our outreach efforts are focused on connecting with the community to spread the word about our gender marker and name change clinics. We understand the importance of these services in the lives of many in the LGBTQIA+ community, and we strive to make them as accessible as possible. We utilize a variety of communication channels, including social media, community events, and partnerships with other organizations to reach those who can benefit from these clinics. Additionally, we offer guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring that individuals are not alone in their journey towards living their most authentic lives.

Impact Statement

Since its inception, OutLaw has made a significant impact in the lives of countless individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community. Our advocacy efforts have led to increased awareness about the rights and needs of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Our community engagement initiatives have fostered a sense of belonging and support, creating a safe space for individuals to express themselves and connect with others.

Our educational programs have empowered both the LGBTQIA+ community and the general public with knowledge, promoting understanding and acceptance. Most notably, our outreach efforts have made a profound difference. By spreading the word about our gender marker and name change clinics, we have helped many individuals take crucial steps towards living their most authentic lives.

The impact of OutLaw extends beyond these tangible achievements. Every conversation sparked, every mind opened, and every life touched contributes to a more inclusive and accepting world. While there is still much work to be done, we are proud of the progress we have made and are committed to continuing our mission.

What ways can the public get involved?

  1. Participate in Events:
    • Keep an eye out for our events, workshops, and gatherings. Attend these to learn, connect, and contribute.
    • Events may include gender marker and name change clinics,  panel discussions, workshops on LGBTQIA+ rights, and community-building activities.
  2. Volunteer:
    • We rely on volunteers to organize and run our programs. Consider volunteering your time and skills.
    • You could assist with event planning, outreach efforts, or administrative tasks.
  3. Spread Awareness:
    • Use your voice and social media platforms to raise awareness about our mission and initiatives.
    • Share our content, stories, and educational materials to reach a wider audience.
  4. Donate:
    • Nonprofits like ours depend on donations to sustain our work. If you’re able, consider making a financial contribution.
    • Sponsor one of OutLaw’s events or clinics. We are always welcoming new sponsors and donors. Sponsorship opportunities exist for a wide variety of items, events, clinics, and more. Please reach out to OutLaw President, Mack Freilich (he/him/his) outlaw@gmu.edu for more information. We are eager to have your support!
    • Even small donations can make a difference.
  5. Collaborate:
    • If you’re part of another organization or group, explore collaboration opportunities with us.
    • Joint events, partnerships, and shared resources can amplify impact.

Remember that your involvement matters, and together, we contribute to a more inclusive and empowered LGBTQIA+ community!

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Donations go directly back to the community, mission, and initiatives of OutLaw, including its fundraising efforts, events, clinics, and resources. 

Information provided June 2024