These hikes can bring up tears for some of our hikers because being with community and feeling seen is something we all are looking for in this life.
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I went out looking to re-experience a connection to nature that I used to experience before puberty – to find that young kid and unfettered joy at where I could go, what I could do, and what it was to be one small piece of this planet.
I don’t just want queer representation in the industry, I want a thriving queer-dominant sector.
The outdoors has changed my life. It has given me hope, provided me with an opportunity to feel alive, and given me a sense of comfort.
Trans and gender-nonconforming people need to feel comfortable in every space if we are going to make outdoor access available for everyone.
You don’t need the latest and greatest to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.
I would love to see more People of Color on the trails. It’s one thing to be a woman but to be a Black Gay woman is a triple threat.
“My wife and I both felt emotional as we thought how lucky we were to be in this place at this time.” Discover more outdoor diversity.
Representation is so important and can be self-affirming, create feelings of belonging and even help alleviate some fears around feelings of acceptance and safety.
I think the outdoor industry could provide more role models of stewardship for everyone, particularly LGBTQ+ people. Our public lands need protection, and amplifying all voices is critical.
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