Ally Up: 30 Years of Inside Out

INSIDE OUT CELEBRATES 30-YEAR MILESTONE OF SUPPORTING LGBTQ+ YOUTH Ally Up: Event Details + Donate This year, Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary of supporting LGBTQ+ youth in El Paso and Teller Counties. Inside Out was founded by mental health expert Regina Dipadova in 1990 to provide LGBTQ+ youth with a safe space to deepen […]

Black Lives Matter & IOYS

“No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.” – Marsha P. Johnson (Photo courtesy of Germany-based artist and IOYS Guest Qrator Se, with offerings to those killed at the hands of white supremacy and including images of Michael Brown, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Renisha McBride, Aiyana Jones, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tamir Rice. View the post on […]

Inside Out Participating in Give OUT Day, Continuing to Support Youth Remotely

While Inside Out Youth Services still remains physically closed, we have expanded our efforts to continue to reach those most vulnerable during COVID-19. On June 30th 2020, Inside Out will be celebrating and participating in Give OUT Day, the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ+ community. We have seen excellent support for our programs despite Pride Month events […]

Read About Us In a Yahoo News Story: Shuttered LGBTQ community centers feel shutdown fallout: ‘It’s been really hard’

Staff members at Inside Out in Colorado Springs, Colo., which has moved its services to virtual platforms following its coronavirus-related closure in March. (Inside Out) Now that LGBTQ centers are closed, hopefully temporarily, and despite the fact that many have brought their support services to video platforms, directors are worried about what the future will bring to the clients who […]


COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. For 30 years, Inside Out Youth Services has been southern Colorado’s only LGBTQ+ youth community center. We advocate for and alongside young people ages 13-22 to build self-reliance and community resilience; in 2019, we served 346 unique youth from 48 different schools, making 2,858 visits to attend evidence-based programs at our drop-in center. Since temporarily closing the […]

Queer Prom 2020: Virtual!

Saturday, May 16, 2020 • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Online through Crowdcast! Download the press release here. COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO Inside Out Youth Services is celebrating our 30th birthday in 2020, and one of the many chances to party this year is at our annual Queer Prom event, taking place on May 16th, 2020 from 7 p.m. to […]

Help Support Our COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Inside Out Youth Services has secured limited funding to provide direct support to LGBTQ+ youth of southern Colorado and continues to seek additional gifts. Donate now to help support our COVID relief efforts! $25 supports the purchase of personal protective equipment and critical cleaning supplies for one LGBTQ+ youth and their family $50 helps ensure food stability for one LGBTQ+ […]

Inside Out Temporarily Closing

Dear Friends, Youth, and Supporters of Inside Out Youth Services, Starting Monday, March 16, Inside Out Youth Services will join El Paso County school districts, and LGBTQ+ centers across the United States in temporarily closing our facility. This necessary action is an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 infection. The closure will be from March 16 through April […]