Please help keep classes free
Our goal is to decrease physical and mental health disparities and reduce isolation by connecting LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ people to supportive queer resources and each other. We offer a variety of wellness movement classes, community building activities, educational events, and cultural celebrations rooted in a value system of community caring and justice. All these offerings are in a variety of welcoming, affordable, and accessible locations throughout South Minneapolis home to some of the worst disparities in the state.
Although our instructors are paid, our passionate leadership members and organizers are all volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours over the last decade.
2018 was the last year Allina funded the Backyard initiative project, which included OIBY. Knowing that we were facing the end of our grant from Allina we became a 501c3 non-profit so that we could fundraise on our own to sustain our programs.
Let's Make A Change
Here are some ways you can donate: