DURHAM, N.C. — iNSIDEoUT and Upsidedown have reported that they have exceeded their goal of reaching $5,000 and received $5,377 through a crowd-funding campaign to support its youth programming.

It recently held a middle school GSA forum that they deemed successful, netting over 50 people in attendance. Discussions centered around equal access, intersectionality, mental health, tolerance, teacher support, bullying and harassment, creating safe spaces, GSAs and their place in the schools and more.

The organizations provide resources for LGBT youth, as well as support and activities to empower its members.

info: insideout180.org.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.