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Even if you aren't attending, you can participate in our silent auction or virtual paddle raise! Click the link to join in!


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 26, 2022

VIP flower and 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!

Bid on the silent auction now

Even if you aren't attending, you can participate in our silent auction or virtual paddle raise! Click the link to join in!​

What to expect

The evening will start at 5 p.m. with a VIP cocktail hour, during which you can build your own bouquet in the Venetucci Farm flower field with performing artists and music to enjoy.

Non-VIP ticket-holders may arrive at 6 p.m. When 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 this first-annual event!

Items, services, and experiences are up for auction!

Thanks to generous donors and sponsors, our silent auction is chock-full of certificates, gift baskets, products, services and opportunities that you don’t want to pass up!


Bid on hand-crafted art pieces from Shattered Glass Restored, Sophia Hanna and more; gayly assembled gift baskets from friends like Ladyfingers Letterpress and Odds & Ends Emporium; gift certificates for health experiences like acupuncture and massage; and even a lunch date with author and gender therapist Dara Hoffman-Fox!

Even if you aren’t attending the Gay-la, you can bid! Register with Handbid today and start placing your bids to get a head start on the competition! Bidding closes 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26!

Become 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. If you are interested in sponsoring Inside Out and our annual gala, please contact our Development team.

Your support matters

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. 

By the Numbers

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Visits by 256 unique youth to our in-person & digital spaces in 2021


Unique individuals served by our COVID-19 outreach, receiving grocery deliveries, housing assistance, and medical support

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Of Inside Out participants surveyed reported positive effects of our programs and services, including healthier relationships and reduced usage of tobacco and other substances


New Inside Out youth participants in 2021

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About 9 out of every 10 LGBTQ+ youth report experiencing bias-based bullying or harassment

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Transgender youth are more than 5 times more likely to contemplate, attempt, or complete suicide than their peers 

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Of Inside Out youth are currently experiencing homelessness

Other ways to get involved

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.
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