AbiWhy did you get involved?
I want to “be the change you want in the world.” I’ve always been the kind of person that wants to make a difference. In fact, its my paid work. I decided I wanted to do something in my private life too. Outlinc is a great opportunity to make change happen.
What do you enjoy most about our community?
I love Lincoln! I think it’s a great community. Being the state capitol, the home of UNL and other great Universities, having an active arts community, a growing foodie culture — there’s a lot to love. And, it’s the kind of community where I know I can impact city government if I’m actively engaged.
Where do you want to see our community go?
I want my community to value ALL it’s citizens and to treat us with the dignity and inherent worth we all possess. I want to see Lincoln enact employment protections and support an LGBT community center. I want my community to have loud and proud Allies who work with us to make Lincoln the best mid-sized, Midwestern city going. The kind of city LGBT people want to move to; hip smart young people want to stay in; and socially responsible companies want to headquarter in. Wanna help?
RandyWhy did you get involved?
I believe in the goals and mission of the organization. The group works to enhance life for those in the LGBT community. I wanted to be part of that enhancement.
What do you enjoy most about our community?
I think I most enjoy the networking experiences that Outlinc provides. Outlinc sponsors or hosts many opportunities for those in our community to get out and meet others in a setting that allows people to be themselves. I have met many great people through my involvement with this group.
Where do you want to see our community go?
Ultimately somewhere down the long road of life, I would like our community to get to a place where there isn’t a need for an organization such as Outlinc; that being an LGB or T is just not newsworthy to anyone; that we have the same equalities in all corners of life, not only under the law, but in community standing. Until then, I would like to see the LGBT community involvement grow with groups such as Outlinc. This group provides a means for the greater community of Lincoln to see that its LGBT members are just like everyone else. We have families and jobs and hobbies.
Why did you get involved?
I think that Lincoln has many great resources and communities for LGBTQ people, but that we can always do more. I want to help end discrimination against people on the basis of their gender identities and sexual orientation, and to mitigate the disparate impacts that discrimination has on our careers, health and participation in society. Also, the people involved with Outlinc are really, really fun!
What do you enjoy most about our community?
I love the intellectual opportunities provided by living in a state capital and college town. Lincolnites are generally friendly and hardworking. Of course, all of this takes place against the always changing beauty of the Great Plains.
Where do you want to see our community go?
I think that the growth and energy in Lincoln is really exciting, but I hope that we ensure that the benefits of that prosperity accessible to all the people who live and visit here. Many members of the LGBTQ community are also impacted by sexism, racism, classism and other forms of oppression. I want to see us work together to make Lincoln a place known for opportunity and fairness for everyone..

TylerWhy did you get involved?
I want to make Lincoln a city where everyone can be proud to call home.
What do you enjoy most about our community?
There are wonderful people who make Lincoln a great place to live. The friends and colleagues that I have are simply incredible.
Where do you want to see our community go?
I want to see business, community and elected leaders speak out in support of LGBT people. We are your friends, co-workers and loved ones.

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