Adult Queer Prom

We had fun at our first Adult Queer Prom, where we raised nearly $7000 to keep up the momentum. Special thanks to Arcana for hosting us, Dale Wolf (aka Sir Cock) our MC, and all of our competitors for the Prom Monarch Crown! We especially appreciate our business sponsors: Schoolhouse of Wonder, Kehilla Synagogue, SHIFT NC, QORDS, LGBT Center at NC State, SEEDS Community Garden, Accent Hardwood Flooring, Safe Schools NC, and Calvary UMC, which continues to serve as our home for more than a decade. Hope to see you at the next one!

Fabufest was a blast.

What an amazing weekend! Thank you to Radical Healing, Maya Little, and Durham City Council Members Jillian Johnson and Javiera Caballero for sharing your skills and wisdom with us, especially your skills on the dance floor. And thanks especially to Hillsborough United Church of Christ for hosting us. We hope to see everyone at Hangout March 9!

Come hang out with us!

Upsidedown (ages 13 and younger):
Hangout 1-3 pm November 10 (304 E. Trinity, Durham)
Bonfire at Seeds 6-8 pm November 17 (706 Gilbert St. Durham)

Insideout (ages 13 and older):
Hangout 3-5 pm November 10
Senate Meeting 4-5 pm November 17 (for leaders and those who want to help lead)
Hangout and Senate Meetings are at 304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham

October Events

October 13: Hangout (ages 13+, 3-5pm) and Upsidedown (ages 12 and younger, 1-3pm), 304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham.

Octboer 20: Halloween Dance, 7-10pm 304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham. FREE/$5 suggested donation

October 27: Insideout and Upsidedown Visit Seeds!

Follow us on Instagram for more info: @insideout180. See you soon!

NC Pride!

Join us for a Pride Lock-In!
Sept 28-29, 8pm-8am
We’ll sleep over at a church nearby, then walk to Durham Pride in the morning.

Registration for this event is FULL. Find us at the Pride Festival for breakfast and activities for youth and GSAs from 9-11am, then march with us!
More info:

March with us in the Pride Parade the next day September 29. You do not need to register your GSA separately to join us in the Parade. Also, stop by the Upsidedown Kidspace to say hi during the Festival!

Durham Pride
Upsidedown and Pride Planning
Sept 22, 3-5pm
Help us plan for Pride at our Pride Planning Hangout and Upsidedown Kick-off.
There will also be a Senate meeting for GSA leaders and advisors from 4-5pm.
All ages welcome.
304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham

iNSIDEoUT Seeks Adult Staff for 2018-2019

iNSIDEoUT seeks adult staff for the 2018-2019 school year to work directly with youth in our programs. We have several positions available, including some volunteer opportunities and some opportunities for paid work. Volunteer adult staff are needed to supervise iNSIDEoUT Hangout (ages 13 and older), The Cypher (youth of color only, all ages), and Upsidedown (ages 12 and younger). We also seek paid facilitators to visit schools to help train and support students in Gay-Straight Alliances.

We are having an adult staff interest meeting
Saturday, August 4, 2-3pm
304 E. Trinity Ave. in Durham

There is a mandatory orientation retreat for all adult staff on August 25, 12-5pm. To be considered for adult staffing positions, please complete the online form at this link before August 12 at midnight:

Thank you!

Happy Summer!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our 12th Annual Banquet and Gaiety, where we raised several hundred dollars for our activities in the coming year. Check out our amazing 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 iNSIDEoUT Boards in the photo below. We are ready to go! Next up: camping trip in August for next year’s Board members. We’ll tell you our Fall plans after that.

Adults who are interested in getting involved, please contact There are some adult volunteer opportunities over the summer.

See you in September!

April Update

Insideout is honored to receive the Norris Wicker Youth Human Rights and Advocacy Award from the Durham Human Rights Commission. There we are in the photo receiving the award with grace.

Read on for information about

Queer Prom
Twelfth Annual Banquet and Gaiety
Middle and Elementary School Gay-Straight Alliance Meet-Up
Backwords, The iNSIDEoUT Zine
iNSIDEoUT Board Applications for 2018-2019
Hangout and The Cypher
Final Senate Meeting
Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Queer Prom
Queer Prom is April 28, 7-10 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church, 304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham. Featuring DJ Vespertine. We need adult chaperones! Sign up to chaperone here.
Facebook Event

Twelfth Annual Awards Banquet and Gaiety
May 12, 12-2pm
The Scrap Exchange
2050 Chapel Hill Rd.

Join us as we celebrate this magnificent year for LGBTQ youth activism and awesomeness. Nominate your friends, teachers and anyone else for an award. We give awards to youth, adults and organizations who have supported queer youth this year. We want to know what you’ve been up to in your school. Nomination form is here. Featuring music by Emily Musolino. Check out Emily’s recent interview on The State of Things. Delicious brunch provided. Banquet is free to attend. Suggested donation: Adult: $25 Youth: $3. We are accepting donations on our website: We need adults to volunteer! Contact if interested. Facebook Event

Middle and Elementary School Gay-Straight Alliance Meet-Up
April 28, 1-3pm
At Pincho Loco Ice Cream
1918 Perry St.

Are you a middle schooler or younger youth in a Gay-Straight Alliance, or who wants to start one? Do you not have a Gay-Straight Alliance but want to meet other youth who do? Come to our meet-up! All youth middle-school-age or younger are welcome.

Backwords, The iNSIDEoUT Zine

ATTENTION ALL HOMO SAPIENS! Are you creative? Do you like to draw? Are you a king/Queen with your words? Well DM your art or poems to @insideout180 or email for it to be published in Insideout’s magazine BACKWORDS. And if you’re shy, you can always remain anonymous. Shh. More info:

iNSIDEoUT Board 2018-2019

We are now accepting Board Applications for 2018-2019. Being on the Board is awesome you get to make the decisions about what Insideout does. There is a weekend camping retreat at Kerr Lake that is mandatory for board members August 24-26, 2018. There is a mandatory parent meeting for all interested applicants and their parents/guardians, Saturday May 5, 4-6pm. Deadline May 4 at midnight. Apply here.

Hangout and The Cypher

Hang out with us Saturday, April 14, 3-5pm at Hangout. The Cypher meets after that from 5-6pm. The Cypher is a music group for youth of color only. The Cypher will also meet April 28, 5-6pm. We will not have hang out that day because of Queer Prom. Hangout and The Cypher meet in the Rainbow Room, 304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham.

Final Senate Meeting

The final Senate Meeting of the year is April 21, 5:30-6:30 at the Rainbow Room. The Senate is for youth from all schools and G/QSAs to come together. Contact for more info. All youth are welcome!

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

We need an accountant/bookkeeper to help us take over the world! Please spread the word and let us know if you are interested and qualified. We also are having an interest meeting for volunteer staff members who will work directly with youth as advisors in 2018-2019. These are both volunteer positions with an expected  commitment of 5 hours per month. We also need prom chaperones and other event support, and adult board members. Contact if you are interested in any of these.

Thank you, as always, for your love and support!