About Outright Libertarians

“As Outright Libertarians, we serve as a two­-way bridge between the Libertarian Party and those with differing sexual orientations or gender identities. Through activism and outreach we find freethinking individuals in the gender and sexual minority (GSM) community and introduce them to the Libertarian Party. By being active within the Libertarian Party, we work to keep the party platform inclusive of equal rights for GSM people. We also work with the Libertarian Party to protect individual freedom and demand equal rights and responsibilities for all persons.” – Mission Statement –

History of Outright

Outright was formed in 1998 by a group of LGBTQ+ libertarians with the purpose to advance the message of individual liberty and how it correlates with gay rights issues within the United States.

We are currently the only LGBTQ+ Libertarian organization, registered as a 501c4. We have four executive elected officers and three elected committee directors.


  • Chair – Ashley Shade
  • Vice Chair – Patrick Bowersox
  • Treasurer – Mike Shipley
  • Secretary – Adam Christian Reinhardt

Committee Directors

  • Outreach – Brianna Coyle
  • Policy –
  • Fundraising – Chase Oliver

To read the full 2016-2018 bylaws, CLICK HERE.