You belong

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


🌈 Support IOYS during our Give Out Day Fundraising Campaign!

Give Out Day is May 30th! This month-long campaign is an amazing opportunity for supporters of Inside Out Youth Services to maximize their impact by helping Inside Out win cash prizes!

We’re looking for dedicated supporters to join our team of Inside Out-standing Fundraisers who will help us exceed our goal of raising $10,000 by sharing Inside Out’s mission of building access, equity, and power with LGBTQIA2+ young people with their friends and families.

In order to participate, go to the fundraising team page here and click the “Join This Team” button. We’ll follow up with a handy toolkit that will make fundraising a breeze!

🌈 Pride Inside and Out and Queer Prom will be on June 1st!

All ages are welcome to celebrate your LGBTQIA2+ Pride in this safe, sober, affirming, and fun festival on June 1st from 11 am to 3 pm at Hillside Community Center (925 S. Institute St.) Pride Inside and Out was founded by Joseph Shelton (he/him) in 2021.

We’ll have food trucks, resources, activities, games, and live entertainment, including DJs, drag shows, music, and much more.

Queer Prom is a semi-formal dance party for LGBTQIA2+ and allied young people, ages 13-24! Dance, mingle, and celebrate with live drag performances, a live DJ, refreshments, and more on June 1st from 6 to 9 pm at Hillside Community Center (925 S. Institute St.)

HUGE thank you to our sponsors:

CSAA Insurance Group
Diversus Health
Sherman and Howard
Colorado Learning and Behavior Group
PFLAG Colorado Springs

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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