A night of fun and philanthropy to celebrate over 30 years of Inside Out Youth Services’ life-saving work with LGBTQIA2+ young people.


August 10, 2024

Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m.

Seated program starts at 7 p.m.


Clay Venues, 10 N Wahsatch Ave. Colorado Springs, CO. 80903



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!

What to expect

Enjoy a cocktail hour with stationed appetizers, drinks, and live music, followed by a seated program featuring a secret host, surprise performances, and an exciting auction with prizes ranging from local art to international getaways. We’ll end the night with dessert and dancing.

Ticket sales or the 2024 Gay-la are now live! Secure your spot as a valued donor and join us for an evening of celebration and community.

VIP Tickets: Elevate Your Gay-la Experience
Indulge in the ultimate Gay-la experience with our exclusive VIP tickets! Here’s what you can look forward to:
  • Red Carpet Photo Experience: Strut down the red carpet and capture your glamorous moment with professional photographers.
  • Swag Bag: Enjoy a specially curated swag bag filled with premium goodies and surprises.
  • Prime Seating: Get closer to the action with our best seats in the house, providing an unbeatable view of the stage and entertainment.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening with our VIP perks and make your Gay-la experience truly extraordinary!

We are currently seeking auction items and sponsorships for the event. Your contributions can make a significant impact, and there are several ways you can get involved, check out our sponsorship levels.

We can’t wait to see you at our third-annual Gay-la!

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


Visits by 232 unique youth to our in-person & digital spaces in 2023.


New Inside Out participants in 2023.


Individual therapy sessions.


Students impacted by violence-prevention and
policy advocacy efforts statewide and locally.

0 %

of LGBTQ young people reported that they have felt discriminated against in the past year due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

*According to the Trevor Project’s 2023 National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People

0 %
of LGBTQ young people seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year—and young people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or people of color reported higher rates than their peers.
0 %

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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