You belong

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


🌈 The Community Center Reopened! 🌈

The new community center on W. Colorado Ave reopened to our young people on Friday, February 2. Having a larger, brighter, and more dynamic space has truly allowed our programming to expand and has created an additional layer of comfort for our young people. In the month of February, we served 59 individual young people across 465 visits to the community center. Our increase in space and capacity has resulted in an increase in services for our LGBTQIA2+ young people! 

We are so grateful to our staff, volunteers, board of directors, funders, and community members who helped make this move possible. 

Save the date for our annual fundraising Gay-la!

Our annual fundraising Gay-la will be on Saturday, August 10th. Stay tuned for all the thrilling details!

We are currently accepting items for our auction, especially experiences, services, local and remote stays. 

If you are interested in becoming an annual sponsor, please check out our sponsorship opportunities below.

LGBTQ Youth Flag Parade In Colorado Springs

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 2022-2023.

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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