Rockin on in 2018…

We have big plans for this Spring! We hope you will join us! See below for details, and email boardinsideout[@] with any questions.

Fabufest – February 10-11
Fabufest is an overnight retreat hosted by iNSIDEoUT for LGBT+ and allied youth ages 12-19. Through a variety of workshops, games, and other fun activities, participants learn more about the LGBTQ+ community and get the opportunity to meet other queer/allied youth in the area! The theme of the event for 2018 is power, so we will be discussing related topics such as oppression, activism, and spreading power through some knowledge! This year’s Fabufest will take place in Hillsborough, NC, from 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 10th, until 8:00 AM on the following day, Sunday February 11th (the specific location will be provided to those who register). We hope to see you there!
Register online:

We meet twice a month, just to hang out. Contact us for location details.
Hangouts are from 3-5pm on the following dates:
Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 10
Mar 24
Apr 14
Apr 28

Upsidedown is our group for youth 12 and under. We meet twice a month before Hangout, for friendship, fun, activism, and more. Join us from 1-3pm on the following dates:
Jan 13
Jan 27
Feb 24
Mar 10
Mar 24
Apr 14
Apr 28

Senate Meetings
Want to help lead iNSIDEoUT? Come to Senate Meetings! iNSIDEoUT is an organization comprised of a network of Gay-/Queer-Straight Alliances and other similarly minded groups; these participating groups are collectively referred to as “The iNSIDEoUT Senate”. At Senate meetings we decide what iNSIDEoUT will do, get input from you and your GSA/QSA, and discuss how iNSIDEoUT can support you.
Senate meetings are 5:30 to 6:30 on the following dates:
Jan 20
Mar 17
Apr 21

Thank you for your support!

We’ve had an amazing 2017. To help us keep the party going, make a tax-deductible contribution today. To contribute online, visit Network for Good at the link below. Please consider making an automatically recurring donation. We are more than halfway to our goal of $5000, and have received a matching donation up to $5000. Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar.

Or, mail a check made out to Insideout, to:

P.O. Box 25429
Durham, NC 27702

Youth and Adult Meeting

Youth and Adult Meeting
Join us December 3
LGBTQ Center of Durham
114 Hunt St.

Learn how to support your queer students and how to get connected to other GSAs, QSAs, and queer youth groups!! GSA and QSA advisers are STRONGLY recommended to come so if you know any, LET THEM KNOW! Queer youth, ally youth, adult queer, adult ally, senate and board members for Insideout180, and lastly GSAs and QSAs advisors are welcome! #thisisgay

Join us for Senate Meetings – Help decide what Insideout will do, let us know what’s happening in your school, and stay connected.
November 5, 4-6pm
December 3, 2-4pm (We invite all GSA/QSA teacher advisors to this networking meeting on December 3).

And Hangout – Hang out with other youth in a judgement free space. Make art, read, chat, snack, endless possibilities and low pressure.
November 11, 3-5pm
December 9, 3-5pm

Oct 14 we’ll have a Queer Youth Parade to the LGBTQ Center’s 2nd Anniversary party. Join us!
1.) 1pm-3pm : make Queernival decorations at the Rainbow Room (304 E. Trinity Ave.)
2.) 3pm : March from Rainbow Room to Motorco (723 Rigsbee Ave.)
3.) Enjoy the block party ! ❤️????????????????
Facebook Event

Oct 28 is Queernival!
12-5pm, 304 E. Trinity Ave.
Queernival is a free outdoor street fair celebrating queer youth liberation! On October 28, youth of all ages, adult allies and organizations will come together to celebrate, educate, organize, throw pies, and get our dance on!

Sign up to host a booth here.
Facebook Event

Queernival from iNSIDEoUT on Vimeo.

Fall Plans

We are back from our Board retreat and ready to rock and roll (scroll down).

board retreat 2017

Here are some of our plans:
Contact insideoutamy[@] for location details.

Senate Meetings: September 16 from 5-6pm and September 30 at Night at the Lock-In

The Senate is another organizing group made up of members from local GSAs and QSAs. All youth are welcome at Senate meetings, even if you don’t have a QSA, aren’t in school, or have never been before. More info: here.

Liberate Pride NC Lock-In
September 30, 8PM – October 1, 8AM
There will be movies, video games, board games, pizza and a maybe a chance to win a cash prize for your GSA/QSA.
(P.S. We’ll also have our second Senate meeting at the lock-in so bring your friends and your school.)
This event is for any youth age 19 or younger, and requires parental permission. The event will be in Durham, specific location details sent to registered participants. Register here. Parental Release Forms here: 18+ / Under 18.

Hangout, 3-5pm
September 23 (Topic: RESISTANCE)
October 14
November 11
December 9 (Topic: Ice Cream Social)
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.

And Queernival 2017!
October 28, 12-5pm
304 E. Trinity Ave. Durham
More info here.

Hangout and Upsidedown Kickoff September 23


We have resumed Hangout 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 3-5pm. Join us! All youth are welcome. Future Hangouts: Sept 23, Oct 14, (Oct 28 is Queernival!), Nov 11, and Dec 9. We will not hang out on September 9th because that week we will be away at our board retreat. But we hope to see you September 23 for the next Hangout. Email insideoutamy[@] for location details.


Upsidedown is having a Kickoff on September 23 from 12-2pm! Take this 3-minute survey to let us know what you want the kick-off to be like! We may go bowling, hiking, picnicing, or to Chucky Cheese! Upsidedown is for all youth 12 and younger. Let us know what you want to do here.

Annnd, we’re back!

Hangout and Upsidedown Resume Saturday, August 26
Email insideoutamy[@] 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.