The Mission

Our Mission Statement:

To educate, entertain, and engage listeners on issues and events affecting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intesex, and queer (LGBTIQ) population of south central Indiana by facilitating communication both within the LGBTIQ community and between the LGBTIQ community and the heterosexual community.


bloomingOUT exists to educate, entertain and stimulate listeners to engage in dialogue about real issues and events relevant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) population. bloomingOUT reaches thousands of people as well as millions more nationally and internationally via the web through podcasting and web download. bloomingOUT strives to maintain an upbeat, informative and entertaining show that can be enjoyed by both the queer and straight communities, and provides a space to facilitate communication within the LGBTIQ community. The show offers everyone from queer, allied and/or straight communities a clear perspective into the culture, diversity and humanity of the LGBTIQ community. Because bloomingOUT is the only such media program in Indiana, and one of the few in the Midwest and the nation, it includes issues, views and news that do not usually appear in mainstream media. The program provides a voice, both within and outside Indiana that is absent in local, state, national and international arenas by providing a forum for the exchange and discussion of ideas and the celebration of diversity.