We are currently collecting submissions for Backwords 2017! If you have any poems, short stories, drawings, collages or any other art that you would like to share, please email them to: insideoutamy[@]gmail.com.
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!
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
My name is Jasper and I am on the iNSIDEoUT Board. The board just had a great meeting to plan for our Senate meeting and the Adult Ally Brunch (You are invited! Please come!) As always, we rely on the generous support of our adult allies to keep iNSIDEoUT running and to help the queer and trans youth in the triangle and beyond. Please help us reach our goal of $2500. Donate Here.
Save the Date!
Adult Ally Brunch
November 6, 2016
At the former Carrack Art Museum,
New home to the Durham Artists Movement (DAM)
111 West Parrish St., Durham, NC
Read more about DAM here.
Insideout enthusiastically invites you to our Adult Ally Brunch! Brunch is free and all are welcome to attend! Stay tuned for more info here.
Thank you to our 2016 supporters of our amazing Decade Book! Order yours today here. This incredible 150+-page book documents and celebrates our first 10 years of youth-led LGBTQ activism and community-building in North Carolina. Decade Books make great gifts for current students, iNSIDEoUT alumni, and all supporters of queer youth liberation here in NC! This is a great opportunity to own a piece of North Carolina’s amazing LGBTQ history.