the OUTLoud Podcast


Dakota OutRight’s new project, the OUTLoud Podcast, debuts on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Recorded at URL Radio in Bismarck, the show will air at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.


Jason Marotzke, counselor at CHS, on LGBTQ youth and the upcoming North Dakota Counselors Association Annual Conference, Feb. 20-22, 2015

Joshua Boschee, on SB2279, regarding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

Strength Through Stories – an ongoing series of storytellers from the LGBTQ community. Featured storyteller: Kevin R. Tengesdal, reading “How I Stay Passionate”

Where can you listen?

The podcast will air on the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Listen here.

Showtimes TBA. Check back soon!

Click here to listen to Episode 1, Season 1.

The next episode will air at 1:30 p.m. on March 18, 2015.

For more information on the show, upcoming episodes, bookmark this page.

LGBTQ Workshops

Cory Schneider LGBTQ Workshops flyer

Click on the image for a full version of the promo flyer.

Dakota OutRight is proud to co-sponsor Cory Schneider, a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in serving the LGBTQ community. Cory will be a speaker at the upcoming ND Counselors Association annual conference, and he’s facilitating some additional community workshops while he’s here.

Additional support provided by Bismarck State College and United Tribes Technical College.

To learn more about Cory, his background, and his focus areas, go to


See Cory on:

Thursday, Feb. 19

Basin Electric Auditorium, National Energy Center of Excellence, Bismarck State College
  • 12 PM Interventions for LGBTQ Bullied Youth Workshop
  • 7 PM Understanding Your LGBTQ Child


Friday, Feb. 20

Jack Barden Center, Lower Level, United Tribes Technical College
  • 1 PM Interventions for LGBTQ Bullied Youth Workshop

Dakota Divas in Drag

Are you ready for some totally rad, tubular fun?! Well, the Totally 80s! Dakota Divas in Drag show on March 21 is for you. NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER! We’re going to have some themed music, fun giveaways to the first 100 people, a DIY photo booth, and much more to create the atmosphere of that fantastic decade.

Think you belong on that stage? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for fresh, new talent to participate in our pre-show Amateur Drag Contest. Participants just need to provide their music ahead of the show, show up on March 21, and get gorgeous. Click on the image to go to the registration page.

New merchandise will be available for purchase at the show – we’re fully restocked on rainbow beanies and scarves, plus we now have belts and new air fresheners. All proceeds from merchandise go to fund Capital Pride 2015, June 19-21.


MARCH 21 Dakota Divas in Drag!
Theme: TOTALLY 80s! Venue: Radisson Hotel, downtown Bismarck. Tickets $15 and are available at the door. Purchase presale tickets online at our Eventbrite site. Ages 18+.
CAPITAL PRIDE 2015: Dakota Divas in Drag!
We’ve moved Capital Pride to June – national LGBT Pride Month! Our venue will be the Bismarck Civic Center. The show will be Saturday, June 20, 2015. Tickets $15. More updates to come!
Theme TBA. Venue: Bismarck Civic Center, downtown Bismarck. Tickets $15 and are available at the door. Ages 18+.
NOVEMBER 21 Drag Show!
Theme TBA. Venue: Bismarck Civic Center, downtown Bismarck. Tickets $15 and are available at the door. Ages 18+.

About Us


“Dakota OutRight’s mission is to serve the LGBTQ community of central and western North Dakota by increasing visibility, providing resources and information, advocating for equality, and creating safe spaces for connection, support, and celebration.”
Dakota OutRight Informational Brochure

Click to read our Dakota OutRight informational brochure!



OUR VISION Dakota OutRight’s vision is to be a leader of positive change for the LGBTQ communities in central and western North Dakota by:

  • Providing educational resources and outreach
  • Creating safe spaces for information, community events, and celebrations
  • Advocating for basic legal protections, (ie. employment, housing, anti-discrimination, marriage equality)
  • Creating and identifying allies in state and local government, and
  • Fostering camaraderie among LGBTQ community and allies to achieve visibility and acceptance



07 Jan 2015

Join Dakota OutRight for a community open house to learn more about the organization, find opportunities for involvement, and connect with members of the LGBTQ and allied community. The open house will be held at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library in Room A, in the lower level, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Refreshments will be provided.

30 Dec 2014

Dakota OutRight will receive funding to support LGBTQ youth in schools from PFund, an LGBT-focused philanthropic organization supporting the Upper Midwest. The PFund grant will support the creation and implementation of the Safe Zone programming and training at middle schools and high schools in Bismarck-Mandan, the state’s third most populous metro area.

11 Oct 2014

GLADD says, “LGBTQ people are our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and cousins. This is a fact and it isn’t going away. You have the opportunity to be an ally and a friend at home, school, church, and work. A straight ally can merely be someone who is supportive and accepts the LGBTQ person, or a straight ally can be someone who personally advocates for equal rights and fair treatment.

14 May 2014

We will be boosting our outreach efforts thanks to generous support from the QReach Project.PFUND logo

In February, the PFund Foundation announced the recipients of grants for outreach assessment in LGBTQ communities across the five-state region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Dakota OutRight was one of 16 Midwestern LGBTQ organizations to receive $5,000 in direct funding and additional support to survey the assets, needs, and leadership of LGBTQ communities in our region.