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Welcome to

Out On The Lakeshore

a Community Center

Serving West Michigan's LGBTQ+

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Our Mission

is to be a leading organization along the Lakeshore providing expansive education, programming, partnerships, safe spaces, and advocacy to LGBTQ+ members and their allies to create a more inclusive and welcoming community that is filled with pride.

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Our Vision

is to foster a Lakeshore community where all LGBTQ+ members are welcomed, supported, and celebrated for who they are. By empowering and uplifting those who have been historically marginalized, we ensure a bright and more equitable future for all.


Between regular programming and special events, there's always something going on at OOTL


Find LGBTQ+ resources on local, state, and national levels

Get Involved

Discover the many ways you can support OOTL

LGBTQ+ History

Learn about Holland's extensive LGBTQ+ History and the origins of OOTL

OOTL in Numbers


Holland PRIDE Festivals


Individuals Served

More Than


Years as a Community Center


Community is important. Community with the freedom and safety to be your authentic self is irreplaceable. I'm thankful that Holland has an expanding organization that continues to offer such a community.


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