You belong

We build access, equity, and power with
LGBTQIA2+ youth, ages 13-24.


We are thrilled to announce that preparations for Inside Out Youth Services’ Annual Gay-la are underway! This event is a cornerstone of our fundraising efforts, helping us to continue providing vital services and support to LGBTQIA2+ youth in our community. As we gear up for an unforgettable evening, we are reaching out to our generous supporters to help make this year’s Gay-la the best one yet.

Exciting News: 

Ticket sales for the 2024 Gay-la are now live! Secure your spot as a valued donor and join us for an evening of celebration and community.

VIP Tickets: Elevate Your Gay-la Experience
Indulge in the ultimate Gay-la experience with our exclusive VIP tickets! Here’s what you can look forward to:
  • Red Carpet Photo Experience: Strut down the red carpet and capture your glamorous moment with professional photographers.
  • Swag Bag: Enjoy a specially curated swag bag filled with premium goodies and surprises.
  • Prime Seating: Get closer to the action with our best seats in the house, providing an unbeatable view of the stage and entertainment.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening with our VIP perks and make your Gay-la experience truly extraordinary!

We are currently seeking auction items and sponsorships for the event. Your contributions can make a significant impact, and there are several ways you can get involved, check out our sponsorship levels.

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Our Mission

IOYS builds access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ young people, through leadership, advocacy, community-building, education, and peer support.

Our Vision

Wholeness. Inside and Out.

Our Values










Get Involved

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA2+ youth? In addition to accepting donations, Inside Out offers multiple advocacy and volunteer opportunities.

Attendees Of LGBTQ Youth Services

Our programs support youth through discussion groups, drop-ins (online and in-person), outings, leadership opportunities, counseling, and food and clothing support. Our goal is to ensure that each of the lives we touch goes on to live a healthy and long existence as their authentic happy self.

LGBTQ Youth Support Group

Our adult workshops train parents and youth-serving adults how to advocate and support their youth through allyship and community resiliency. We also work with community partners, schools, and organizations to advocate for youth and teach them how to be inclusive, change-making leaders.


Every dollar you spend with us is put directly toward aiding and assisting the LGBTQIA2+ youth of the Pikes Peak region. Your thoughtful donation makes a big difference for the youth attending Inside Out.

Be an annual sponsor!

The work we do year-round at Inside Out Youth Services wouldn’t be possible
without the generous support from our sponsors.

View our annual sponsorship levels for 2024.

If you are interested in a year-long sponsorship, please contact our Development team.

Looking to get in touch about improving the lives of LGBTQIA2+ youth?

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