Youth members with the Triangle-area iNSIDEoUT march in the NC Pride Parade in Durham. Photo Credit: iNSIDEoUT.

The youth-run and -led iNSIDEoUT is looking for new adult board members. Now in its fifth year, the group provides local Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area LGBT youth social, support and activism opportunities.

The organization is working to file its 501(c)3 non-profit status with the IRS. To do so, they need to assemble a board of directors.

“Board members must be familiar with and respectful of genuine youth leadership, willing to support youth as they set their own agenda, and will ideally represent a diversity of races, classes, and cultural backgrounds,” the group says in an email to supporters. “Board members should be sensitive to the ways in which race, class, age and other factors intersect in the lives of individuals and communities, and committed to building an organization that adequately represents the diversity that exists among young people in our area.”

The group adds, “While the youth have authority over the programming and day-to-day activities of iNSIDEoUT, the adult board may decide to take on additional projects that aim to support lgbtq-a youth both in and out of schools.”

Positions sought after include a treasurer, fundraising coordinator, public relations officer, youth representative (between the ages of 18-21) and a legal advisor.

Those interested should send a short statement describing their interest and any relevant experience or other information to insideout180@gmail.com. Interested persons should also indicate which position they prefer to fill. The group notes that people of color, transgender and transsexual people and queer individuals are “especially encouraged to apply.”

info: insideout180.org

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.