Venture Out

15 mins


For Muir and Thoreau, wilderness was therapy, for they were nothing if not out-of-step with the larger society. Now, the balm of the outdoors is helping members of the LGBTQ community. On a trip organized by The Venture Out Project, trans backpackers explain how much it means for them to be themselves, together, outdoors. “There are two things we share,” says the organization’s founder Perry Cohen. “We share a love of the outdoors and we share being queer — and those are two really powerful, powerful things.”

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Jamie DiNicola
Matt Mikkelsen
Palmer Morse
Palmer Morse
Jamie DiNicola
Palmer Morse

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2020 Mountainfilm Festival.

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The Venture Out Project

The Venture Out Project envisions a world where queer, trans, and LGBTQ+ youth and adults create community, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence through the shared experience of outdoor adventure and physical activity.

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