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Annnd, we’re back!

Hangout and Upsidedown Resume Saturday, August 26
Email insideoutamy[@]gmail.com for location details.

Hangout, ages 13+, 3-5pm
Join us to hang out and socialize with other teens. Insideout Hangout is an informal space where teens gather to meet other out and allied teens. There will be snacks, good people, and fun things to do.

Upsidedown, ages 12 and under, 1-3pm
Upsidedown is for youth 12 and under. Some fun things we’ve done: baking cookies and french fries, walked to the LGBTQ Center, Frankie’s Fun Park, camping, time capsule, spray painting, political activism and more.

Upsidedown and Hangout will happen almost every other week.
Hangout 3-5pm, Upsidedown 1-3pm
Aug 26
Sept 23
Oct 14
Oct 28 (Queernival!)
Nov 11
Dec 9

See you in August!

Banquet was amazing! Thank you for helping us raise over $5000!
It’s never too late to donate. You can use this link:

We are off for the summer, but we’ll see you in August.

Please contact us if you are an adult who wants to get involved.

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2017!

Thank you for your support in 2016. We are moving into 2017 feeling powerful!

We have big plans. Here are a few:

Hangouts!
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.

Fabufest
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!




Open House December 18

Come see our space! Join us for an Open House at the Rainbow Room. There will be music, live performances, an open mic, and and a special type of visual art.

This event is FREE! ♥
Sunday, December 18
2-4 pm
Calvary United Methodist Church
304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham

Meet new people and shower queer youth with love and support. All ages welcome. Young and old. Everyone can come! We will serve chips (bbq, sour cream and onion), veggies and fruit. And popcorn. And warm beverages. We would love to see you there. Please invite your friends.screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-6-19-36-pm

Come for support, or to change the world.

Come for support, or to change the world. This Sunday, Nov 20, 4-6pm in Durham. A youth-run meeting for queer youth and youth allies. Join us for our second Senate Meeting of the year, which will be a time for us to connect, share, grieve, laugh, be together and organize. If you want to put some of your energy towards changing the world or just hanging out with other queer teens, this is for that. Email insideoutamy@gmail.com for location details. All youth are welcome.

If you are an adult who wants to help, there is no better way than making a recurring donation online: