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.
Durham

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: insideout180.org/banquet-2018. We need adults to volunteer! Contact insideoutamy@gmail.com 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.
Durham

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 boardinsideout@gmail.com for it to be published in Insideout’s magazine BACKWORDS. And if you’re shy, you can always remain anonymous. Shh. More info: insideout180.org/backwords

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 boardinsideout@gmail.com 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 insideoutamy@gmail.com if you are interested in any of these.

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