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May 1, 2018 / Edward Mills / Outside Magazine

2018 Outside Faces of Change: Elyse Rylander

I had my lightbulb moment in college. I was taking a queer theory class, and one day the professor invited two graduate students to talk about a writing space they'd created for LGBTQ kids. I'd noticed this disconnect between my queer friends and my outdoorsy friends, so being 20 years old and thinking I could change the world, I wrote my senior thesis about.how to build an organization that gets queer kids Into the outdoors. After I graduated, I worked as a commercial wilderness guide in Alaska for a couple of years, then came back to Seattle and got to work turning my thesis into Out There Adven­tures. We received our nonprofit status in 2014, and ever since it's been full-on trying to raise money and get programs going. Elyse Rylander of Bellingham, WA took charge and founded Out There Adventures.  Read full feature here. 

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