Why All Out Knoxville?


To Be More Visible to Each Other

By providing monthly opportunities for networking and socializing, we’re physically bringing our community together and fostering real, positive relationships between our members.  Our online platform is a hub for everything LGBT in the City of Knoxville: from local news, events, member spotlights, and engagement opportunities, AOK is a one stop shop for our community to come together and connect digitally.


To Be More Visible to Others

In an area with a traditionally negative perception of LGBTQ+ individuals, it is important to increase positive representations of our community in any way we can.  All Out Knoxville does this by hosting a variety of workshops and volunteer activities that get our members involved and engaged in our community.

To Make Knoxville a More Desirable Place to Live for the LGBTQ+ Community

AOK seeks to connect, support and promote LGBTQ+ people so that our community can thrive and grow in Knoxville.  Because if we don’t, who will be here to serve as mentors and role models for the next generation?

To Connect Our Members to Other Organizations Who Are Doing Incredible Work for Our Community

AOK is by no means the only organization doing positive work and making a difference in the City of Knoxville.  Our community-centered approach is all about collaboration.  We want to promote the amazing work being done by our community partners both online (through our comprehensive event listing and organization directory) and by active participation in various initiatives and events throughout the year.