OUTLoud meetups will feel like hanging out with friends! Meetups will have some activities planned in advance and some that will occur naturally based on group dynamic.
At a meetup you can expect:
Members are NEVER forced to disclose sexual identity, gender identity, or diagnoses.
Please email Britt & Lauren if there is a way we can help\make the group more comfortable and accessible for you.
Together, Britt, Lauren, Aaron, Marie, & Emily are honored to have the opportunity to bring OUT Loud to Carroll County!
Barrier-Free founders and OUT Loud leaders Britt & Lauren are proud to be an openly-gay, married couple supporting neurodiversity in Carroll County. Britt (she/her) was raised in Westminster, MD and is passionate about making her hometown and county a more inclusive, welcoming space for all.
Lauren (she/her), also a Maryland native, is proud of the progress made in our state in the last decade but recognizes the need for increased visibility, role models, and safe spaces for queer folx in our community.
Aaron (they/them), OUT Loud Assistant, joined Barrier-Free in 2021. enjoys spending time with and supporting their friends at Barrier-Free. They are passionate about advocacy for the neurodiverse and disabled communities, and the LGBTQ+ community.
Marie (she/her), OUT Loud Assistant, started with Barrier-Free as a graduate intern studying Drama Therapy and quickly grew to take on many leadership roles! She is a dedicated to creating a more inclusive world for all marginalized individuals.
Emily (she/they), OUT Loud Assistant, is a veteran Barrier-Free"er" and also our Blogger! Emily owns Photography through Autism, attends Carroll Community College, and is a steadfast advocate for neurodiverse folx via her community involvement and writing.
View their full bios on the Meet the Team page.