There is no formal membership needed to be part of the OITF initiative. If you are interested in getting updates on OITF activities and events and/or in volunteering, please sign up for our email list or contact Travis Booms (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Welcome to the Out in the Field (OiTF) Initiative
The OiTF Initiative was started in 2019 to make LGBTQIA+ TWS members more visible so that we can support and mentor each other, and work with our allies to foster a more inclusive, welcoming culture where diversity of all kinds is clearly embraced. OiTF has three simple goals: (1) to increase visibility of LGBTQIA+ wildlifers in TWS, (2) to build a community of LGBTQIA+ wildlifers, and (3) to identify ways to support LGBTQIA+ wildlifers, including students, in the wildlife profession. OiTF is housed within the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Working Group.
News & Resources
2022 TWS OiTF Conference Travel Grant Application Period open until September 24th, 2022
From Bee-eaters to Bats: Exploring the Diversity of the LGBTQ+ Experience Among Wildlife Professionals
OiTF Packet: How to implement OiTF in your TWS Organization Unit
I Am One of You: A Gay Wildlife Biologist’s Perspective on Our Profession
Out in the Field: A New LGBTQ+ initiative takes shape within The Wildlife Society
OITF Goals and Pledge Card
An outflowing of support for LGBTQ+ wildlifers
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