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Inside Out Youth Services opens ‘Queer Prom’ closet and food pantry

Inside Out Youth Services opens 'Queer Prom' closet and food pantry

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., (KRDO) - Inside Out Youth Services, an organization that serves the LGBTQ youth in the Pikes Peak region in Colorado, is bringing limited in-person programming back with COVID-19 precautions in place. In the Spring of 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they moved all their programming online.

Young people, 13-24 are invited to drop in for Queer Prom preparations, which includes a hair and makeup tutorial and an opportunity to pick up gender-affirming prom clothes for free. Their food pantry will also be open.

Drop-in hours at the Inside Out Youth Services center at their location at 223 N. Wahsatch Ave. start Friday, June 11 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. In person drop-in hours will resume June 25, every Tuesday and Friday the organization will meet in person. Mondays and Thursdays will remain virtual.

Queer Prom will take place at the Hillside Community center on June 18 from 7pm to 9:30 pm. Due to COVID-19 precautions, they are keeping their space limited.

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