LGBTQ Focused, Out & About CBD Announces Partnership With Leading Queer Women Sex Therapist Casey Tanner

Relationship Enables Ambitious “Do Good, Do Well” Funded Start-up, to Be Issue Thought Leader on Intersection of CBD and Queer Women Sex

Casey Tanner has a story that’s almost too intriguing to believe; daughter of a pastor, forced to sign a written vow to heterosexuality as a freshman at a conservative, Midwestern, religious college, fell in love with another women and when on to become a national spokeswoman on queer sex. Ms. Tanner is a self-confessed “Revel” With A Cause preaching radical self love to queer women in a society that breeds self doubt.

CBD has for a while, played a significant role in helping Casey Tanner keep her own life in balance and helping her find her inner calm; that experience and Out & About CBD’s unique “do good, do well” mission to enhance wellness in the LGBTQ community, helped to create an organic path to her  new part time role as Queer Wellness Counselor to Out & About CBD.

The new position provides an elevated podium to highlight to members of the LGBTQ community and especially queer women, the importance of “Loving Every Day” and specifically how plant-based CBD can play a key role. Ms. Tanner will author bylines, participate in podcasts and proactively be engaged with the press to highlight the sexual and life challenges of queer women especially and how among other avenues, CBD can help play a role.

Ms. Tanner is the Clinical Director at Practical Audacity, an LGBTQ focused, sex therapy clinic in Chicago. She is a licensed professional counselor who received her masters degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and also accrued additional training in sex therapy from the University of Michigan. She specializes in working with individuals and couples in the LGBTQ community on concerns related to sex, gender, transition, relationships, anxiety, depression and disordered eating. In her role with Out & About she will discuss a variety of topics at the intersection of CBD and queer sex therapy including masturbation, desire discrepancy, and the importance of sex toys.

Out & About CBD has raised more than $1.5 million from almost two dozen angel investors across the country who were attracted by the growth in the CBD market, a seasoned management team with a track record of success, and Out & About CBD’s differentiated  business model. The company was founded by long-time brand marketing executive (P&G, Heinz, WPP) Ralph Fascitelli and Wayne Carkeek, a former retail manager at LA-based Alo Yoga. Both principals have links to the LGBTQ community. Carkeek, grew up in a small town in Montana, and came out shortly after a four-year stint in the U.S. Marine Corps. His story which has been chronicled in a short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOTJctqhhp8 has been a primary motivation behind launching Out & About CBD.

Out & About CBD is committed to giving a minimum of 5% of all proceeds back to the LGBTQ community. It is a corporate partner of The Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth.

The Out & About CBD product line-up includes a number of premium, US-farmed and third- party tested CBD products including:

  • 10mg and 25mg CBD gummies
  • A CBD energy and sports recovery drink mix – a convenient alternative to CBD water
  • CBD massage oil with lavender
  • 2.5oz and 6oz CBD personal lube
  • 25mg CBD softgels with melatonin
  • CBD massage oil with lavender

Out & About CBD
Out & About CBD’s mission is to be the CBD market leader for the LGBTQ community. They aim to do this by assuming the role of thought leader in the space and by educating LGBTQ individuals about the latest research on this promising anti-inflammatory, non-addictive genre of natural products. The Company’s tagline is “Love Every Day,” which aligns with an intent to bring the mind-body balance benefits of hemp-based CBD to members of the LGBTQ community. News outlets interested in connecting with Ms. Tanner can contact her directly or through Out & About CBD. Retailers in the wellness space and LGBTQ communities should contact Out & About CBD’s Co-founder Wayne Carkeek at waynec@outandaboutcbd.com.



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