LGBTQ+ Community

A Personal Journey Of Coming Out Through Outdoor Adventure

The great outdoors has long been a place of refuge for those seeking to escape the stresses of modern life. It is where one can find solace amidst nature’s serenity, and it often serves as an avenue for personal growth and self-discovery. For some individuals, outdoor adventure provides a unique platform for coming out and […]

LGBTQ+ Community

The Importance Of Inclusivity In The Hiking World For Lgbtq+ Community

In recent years, the hiking world has seen a significant increase in participation from diverse groups. However, when it comes to inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community, there is still much work that needs to be done. According to a study by Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), only 16% of outdoor enthusiasts identify as LGBTQ+. This underrepresentation […]

LGBTQ+ Community

Exploring The Diversity Of Gay Hikers’ Experiences

“Nature does not discriminate,” they say. Yet, despite the growing acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQ+ communities in many aspects of life, there remains a lack of representation when it comes to outdoor recreation. Hiking is often perceived as an activity for cisgender heterosexual individuals, leaving little room for queer identities to be explored and celebrated […]