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


IOYS statement on the tragedy at Club Q

We are absolutely devastated by the horrific act of violence at Club Q in Colorado Springs last night. Our community is mourning the loss of five loved ones today, along with their friends and family.


Here in Colorado Springs, Inside Out Youth Services works with young people every day to build community. The youth we serve deserve better — they deserve to be safe from fear, threats, and violence. We call on Colorado’s leaders to step up and condemn this hateful attack and condemn the anti-LGBTQIA2+ rhetoric that fueled it.


Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we mourn the lives of transgender people who have been killed. This mass shooting has compounded the pain already felt so keenly by our community.

Please follow us on social media for updates about events/vigils/actions, and ways to support.
Health Equity Fair and Silent Disco coming up Dec. 2!

Inside Out Youth Services is hosting a health fair and silent disco on Friday, Dec. 2! All ages are welcome to the resource fair, which will include giveaways and activities shared by local community partners in health. Ages 13-24 are invited to celebrate winter after the fair with a free silent disco glow party!

2021 Annual Impact Report

We are proud to celebrate the impact we made in 2021, in partnership with our beloved community. Thank you to our donors, supporters, sponsors, and most importantly, the incredible young people who make Inside Out whole.

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.

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Impacted by the Club Q tragedy?

The Behavioral Health Administration has created a list of resources and events. Once you click on the link scroll down to view the full list.