A night of fun and philanthropy to celebrate over 30 years of Inside Out Youth Services’ life-saving work with LGBTQIA2+ young people.
The evening includes live entertainment, a seated dinner, a paddle raise, live and silent auction, and more!
August 12, 2023
VIP cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m.
Non-VIP start time at 6 p.m.
Venetucci Farm, 5210 US-85, Colorado Springs
To help Inside Out Youth Services raise funds so we can continue providing life-saving services and programs that promote the well-being of LGBTQIA2+ young people, ages 13-24.
Honoring those whose financial support of our work allows our organization, and the young people we serve, to thrive!
The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a whiskey-tasting hour, during which you can build your own bouquet in the Venetucci Farm flower field with performing artists and music to enjoy.
Then we will move inside for a catered dinner, drinks, and an exciting array of performances, followed by the auction in which you can win fabulous prizes from local art to international vacations. We will then conclude the evening, in true IOYS style, with some dancing!
We can’t wait to see you at our second-annual Gay-la!
LGBTQIA2+ young people need spaces like Inside Out, spaces built for them, by them, and with them. LGBTQIA2+ young people need trusted adults, a community, and resources that help them live their fullest lives. Every contribution counts toward sustaining this vital work.
Visits by 277 unique youth to our in-person & digital spaces in 2022
New Inside Out participants in 2022
Individual therapy sessions with 78 unique young people
Young people impacted by our anti-violence work, co-led by LGBTQIA2+ students
About 9 out of every 10 LGBTQ+ youth report experiencing bias-based bullying or harassment
Transgender youth are more than 5 times more likely to contemplate, attempt, or complete suicide than their peers
Of Inside Out youth are currently experiencing homelessness
It is not enough for us to spread this message of inclusion. We need a chorus of parents, youth serving professionals, schools, churches, hospitals, and mental health facilities delivering this message with us – we need allies.