IOYS builds access, equity and power with LGBTQ+ young people (ages 13-24) through leadership, advocacy, community-building, education, and parent and peer support. Our brave space, online and in-person, provides connection with trusted adult allies and LGBTQ+ elders. We conduct trainings and advise schools to make the entire Pikes Peak region safer for all youth.
Our agency is the only dedicated LGBTQ+ youth-serving nonprofit in the Pikes Peak region, and it is as unique as the young people we serve. That’s why we meet youth right where they are to celebrate their creative spirits, support them on their journeys of self-discovery, and provide a safe space to freely express their authentic selves. These simple acts of radical, complete acceptance are literally lifesaving.
A new forever home, community stakeholders to join our Safe at Schools Coalition.
100% of youth surveyed say they feel more connected to supportive community resources because of Inside Out–these relationships reduce their risk of suicide by 40%.
“That sense of community [at Inside Out] is really important when you're first coming out, and really important in your coming out process. It's important to know you belong somewhere.” — Destiny (she/her), 17