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Throughout the month of June, we’re highlighting organizations and initiatives that advocate for greater outdoor access among the LGBTQ+ community. Today’s feature is Basecamp, a Facebook community for the outdoor industry that uplifts diverse voices.
Founded by longtime industry pro and former Outside magazine editor Ali Carr, Basecamp is an inclusive and welcoming Facebook group dedicated to being a resource for people currently working or seeking work in the outdoor community.
READ MORE: The fascinating backstory of how Basecamp came to be.
While not specifically targeted to LBGTQ+ communities, Basecamp takes inclusion seriously. Carr and her business partner, Jenna Celmer, have compiled a clear action plan and steps they take to foster an inclusive community and make sure that under-represented folx feel comfortable being visible. As a result, it’s common to see pride flags and emojis in photos and posts, with members openly discussing their identities. Queer voices are often celebrated and uplifted by Ali and Jenna directly.
Whether you’re just starting your career in the outdoor industry or a seasoned pro looking to expand your network, Basecamp is an incredible resource for you to celebrate not only your professional accomplishments but your authentic self. Join the Facebook community here. Not on Facebook? Sign up for the newsletter to stay plugged in.