Welcome to the field journal of Lance Garland, A Gay Adventure Writer, Out in the World
Unstad Beach, Lofoten, Norway.
Why write from the perspective of a gay adventure writer?
During my travels around the world, I’ve been on the lookout for people like me. I’ve searched for openly gay adventurers to emulate, but I couldn’t find many. That’s started to change in recent years, but there is still a huge hole in the representation of gay and queer people in most fields. My goal with this project is to be a living representation of who I was looking for, a gay adventure writer, living openly and on his own terms.
I hope this inspires you to get out there yourself, and create adventures of your own. Check out my tips and tricks for information on how to do so safely.
” I’ve searched for gay adventurers to model myself after, but I couldn’t find many.”
After I sailed the world as a sailor in the US Navy, I became a firefighter to make a living. In my free time I climb the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, sail the Salish Sea, travel the globe, and while I’m out there I write.
My writing focuses on connections between the individual experience and the natural world. Part gay rights activist, part environmentalist, and full on adventurer, I strive to tell stories that honor this incredible journey of being alive in a time where we can live openly.
Currently working on a memoir and looking for a literary agent.
With the world-view of a gay adventure writer, I’m always taking on new projects and looking for new experiences. If you have a story, opportunity, or want to say hi, please get in touch and subscribe to Out There.
→ Human Rights
A gay voice in the equal rights movement.
A storyteller of the human experience in the natural world.
Living a great story, on the trail for more chapters.