Thank you for your support in 2016. We are moving into 2017 feeling powerful!
We have big plans. Here are a few:
Insideout will be meeting regularly every other Sunday in Durham, beginning January 8, from 4-6pm. Upsidedown, our group for youth 12 and younger, will meet before that, from 2-4pm. Join us! Hang out, meet new people, be fully yourself, and change the world. All are welcome! The complete Hangout calendar is here.
iNSIDEoUT’s Fabufest is an annual overnight retreat for queer and allied youth. It will be from Friday, February 24 at 7pm until Saturday night, February 25 at 9pm. We’ll have workshops about activism, solidarity, knowing your rights and how to be safe and powerful fighting back in this political climate. The event is FREE and all youth ages 13-19 are welcome. Younger youth are invited to join us Saturday afternoon for lunch and an activity, from 12-4pm.
Prom and Gaiety, etc.
We’ll have more events in the Spring, too, such as Queer Prom (May 20) and our Youth Awards Banquet and Gaiety (May 27). Mark your calendars! We’ll also be creating Backwords, our annual zine, and planning Queernival, a Southern Celebration of Youth Liberation. Get in touch and come to Hangout if you want to help! See you soon!
And as usual, we will continue to organize young people, provide space, and advance the needs and priorities of queer youth in our community in a comprehensive, holistic and intersectional way.
Adult financial support makes it possible. You can donate below, and read our December fundraising appeal from a parent of a trans child here. It is never too late to contribute. Thank you!