OUT MetroWest will honor Perry Cohen, founder and executive director of The Venture Out Project, during this year’s Come Out & Celebrate gala on Saturday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Verve–Crowne Plaza Hotel, Natick.
Cohen founded The Venture Out Project in 2014, leading backpacking and adventure trips for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Cohen plays a leadership role in transgender health philanthropy, connecting care providers with the resources they need in order to provide gender-affirming health care.
Funds raised at Come Out & Celebrate allow OUT MetroWest to run its free programs for LGBTQ+ youth. Each month, OUT MetroWest runs more than a dozen educational, social, and supportive meetings for middle- and high school-aged youth from across the greater Boston area. Meetings are held in Framingham, Newton, and Wellesley. In addition, the organization has recently piloted events for families with gender expansive children in preschool through grade five.
For more information about OUT MetroWest or to purchase tickets for Come Out & Celebrate, visit the website: www.outmetrowest.org. Tickets are $150 and include cocktails, dinner, and dancing.