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LGBTQIA+ Resources In Denver & Colorado

Isaac Archuleta

Colorado is full of LGBTQIA+ resources. There are a variety of organizations and resources available to members of the LGBTQIA+ community in and around the state. Colorado has something for everyone, from LGBTQIA+-friendly businesses to social and support groups.

This is part of a series we are doing about all of the resources available to LGBTQIA+ individuals in Colorado. If you’d like to stay up to date on our latest posts, sign up for our email newsletter (in the yellow bar below).

Resources In Denver

Babes Around Denver

Babes Around Denver (BAD) is a dynamic social and events organization that fosters a welcoming and inclusive community for women in the LGBTQIA+ community. Through hosting a variety of entertaining events, including monthly First Friday gatherings, BAD aims to connect like-minded individuals and promote a sense of belonging. With a mission to create safe and fun spaces, Babes Around Denver continues to uplift and empower its members while celebrating diversity and individuality.

The Center On Colfax

The Center on Colfax is a comprehensive LGBTQIA+ community center in Colorado, dedicated to providing support, resources, and advocacy for the well-being and empowerment of the LGBTQIA+ community. With an extensive range of programs and services, including youth initiatives, legal assistance, and health resources, The Center strives to create a safe and inclusive environment that fosters personal growth and community connections. By hosting various events and educational workshops, The Center on Colfax actively engages in promoting social change and equality for all.

They also offer a program for LGBTQIA+ elder individuals.

SAGE of the Rockies is a program offered by The Center on Colfax, an LGBTQIA+ community center in Denver, Colorado. SAGE (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) is a national organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ older adults. The program aims to provide resources, support, and opportunities for social engagement to LGBTQIA+ individuals aged 50 and older.

In addition to this, they have resources dedicated to LGBTQIA+ Youth – Rainbow Alley.

Denver Element 

Denver ELEMENT is a community-based organization dedicated to empowering and improving the well-being of gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GBTQ) men in the Denver area. Through a variety of programs and services, including mental health counseling, substance abuse support, and social events, Denver ELEMENT fosters personal growth, resilience, and connections within the GBTQ community. With a focus on inclusivity, diversity, and holistic health, Denver ELEMENT strives to create a supportive environment where individuals can thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

Denver Mayor’s LGBTQIA+ Commission

The Denver LGBTQIA+ Commission, operating under the Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships, serves as an advisory body to the Mayor of Denver and the city government on matters concerning the LGBTQIA+ community. The commission’s primary goal is to promote social, economic, and political equality while addressing the unique challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals in Denver.

By engaging in advocacy, policy recommendations, and community outreach, the Denver LGBTQIA+ Commission actively works towards creating a more inclusive and diverse environment for all residents. The commission also supports various initiatives and events that celebrate the contributions and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community in Denver.

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village Colorado is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families and children in the Denver metro area. They focus on providing resources, education, and advocacy to empower parents and caregivers, helping them create strong, healthy families. By offering various programs such as parenting classes, support groups, and community events, It Takes a Village Colorado fosters connections, promotes resiliency, and aims to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Through their collaborative approach, they strive to make a lasting impact on the well-being of families and communities in Colorado.

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LGBTQIA+ Resources For All Coloradoans

Colorado LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce

The Colorado LGBTQIA+ Chamber of Commerce (COLGBTQCC) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting and advocating for LGBTQIA+-owned and allied businesses in the state of Colorado. By providing networking opportunities, educational resources, and strategic partnerships, the Chamber aims to foster economic growth and create an inclusive business environment. As a driving force for equality and diversity in the workplace, COLGBTQCC actively supports its members in achieving success while contributing to a thriving and vibrant local economy.

Colorado Name Change Project

The Name Change Project is a dedicated initiative that provides legal assistance to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals seeking to change their names. Recognizing the importance of a name that reflects one’s true identity, the project partners with law firms and volunteer attorneys to offer free, comprehensive support throughout the name change process. By removing barriers and simplifying the legal process, the Name Change Project empowers individuals to live authentically and confidently in their communities.

Colorado Government Website

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) offers a dedicated section focused on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQIA+) health, aiming to address and improve the well-being of the LGBTQIA+ community in Colorado. The CDPHE provides essential resources, data, and information on various health topics specific to LGBTQIA+ individuals, including mental health, substance abuse, and sexual health. By fostering awareness and promoting inclusive healthcare services, the CDPHE works towards reducing health disparities and ensuring equal access to quality care for all members of the community.

The LGBTQIA+ Bar Association

The National LGBTQIA+ Bar Association is a professional association dedicated to promoting justice and equality for the LGBTQIA+ community within the legal profession. As an affiliate of the American Bar Association, the organization focuses on advancing LGBTQIA+ rights, fostering diversity and inclusion within the legal field, and providing support and resources to LGBTQIA+ legal professionals and law students.

The LGBTQIA+ Bar offers various programs and initiatives such as Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, the largest LGBTQIA+ legal conference in the country, OUTLaw, a directory of LGBTQIA+ legal professionals, and advocacy efforts on LGBTQIA+ legal issues. By creating a supportive network and fighting for equal rights, the LGBTQIA+ Bar plays a crucial role in shaping a more inclusive and just legal landscape.

One Colorado

One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQIA+) Coloradans and their families. The organization works towards achieving this goal through various initiatives that focus on health, education, and legal rights.

One Colorado’s efforts include advocating for policies that protect LGBTQIA+ individuals from discrimination, promoting safe and inclusive environments in schools, and ensuring access to quality healthcare services. They also provide resources, training, and support for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, as well as engage in community outreach and public education to raise awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues.

By working with policymakers, community leaders, and partner organizations, One Colorado aims to create a fair and just society where all LGBTQIA+ Coloradans can live openly and safely without fear of discrimination.

Queer Asterisk

Queer Asterisk is a nonprofit organization that provides queer-informed counseling services, education, and community programs to individuals across Colorado. Their mission is to promote mental health and well-being for the LGBTQIA+ community by offering a safe and inclusive space for healing, growth, and connection.

The organization’s team consists of experienced, queer-identified therapists who specialize in addressing the unique mental health needs and challenges faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals. Queer Asterisk offers various services, including individual, family, and group therapy, as well as workshops and training for professionals and organizations seeking to create more inclusive environments. Learn more about addiction counseling at iAmclinic.

In addition to their counseling services, Queer Asterisk also hosts community events and support groups that foster connections within the LGBTQIA+ community and provide opportunities for personal growth and empowerment. Through their work, Queer Asterisk aims to create a more just and supportive society for LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families.

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Resources In Northern & Southern Colorado

Northern Colorado Equality

NoCo Equality is a nonprofit organization based in Northern Colorado that strives to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community. They focus on advocacy, education, and community-building initiatives to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals in the region.

Through various programs, events, and partnerships, NoCo Equality works to raise awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues, provide resources, and foster connections within the community. By engaging with local businesses, schools, and government entities, they aim to drive positive change and ensure equal rights and opportunities for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Out Boulder County

Out Boulder County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community in Boulder County, Colorado. Their mission is to educate, advocate, and provide resources, programs, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.

Out Boulder County offers various services and initiatives, such as support groups, social events, and educational workshops, to foster connections within the community and empower LGBTQIA+ individuals. They also engage in advocacy work to advance LGBTQIA+ rights and fight against discrimination at the local and state levels.

By collaborating with community partners, businesses, and schools, Out Boulder County aims to create a more inclusive and supportive environment, where everyone can thrive regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Rainbow Elder of Boulder

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA) offers a range of services and resources specifically designed for LGBTQIA+ older adults in Boulder County, Colorado. Recognizing the unique needs and challenges faced by this community, BCAAA aims to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for LGBTQIA+ seniors to thrive.

Some of the services provided by BCAAA for LGBTQIA+ seniors include:

  • Project Visibility: This is a cultural competency training program designed to raise awareness among service providers about the unique experiences and needs of LGBTQIA+ older adults. The goal is to create more inclusive and respectful services for this community.
  • Rainbow Elders Social Groups: These social groups offer opportunities for LGBTQIA+ seniors to connect with their peers, make new friends, and participate in various activities and events.
  • LGBTQIA+ Caregiver Support Group: This support group provides a safe space for LGBTQIA+ caregivers to share their experiences, discuss challenges, and access resources that can help them in their caregiving journey.
  • Outreach and Advocacy: BCAAA works to promote policies and practices that protect the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ seniors, as well as engage with local organizations and community partners to ensure their needs are addressed.

By offering these services and resources, Boulder County Area Agency on Aging strives to improve the quality of life for LGBTQIA+ seniors and ensure they have access to the care, support, and community connections they need.

Southern Colorado Equality Alliance

The Southern Colorado Equality Alliance (SCEA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equality, acceptance, and inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community in Southern Colorado. Through advocacy, education, and community engagement, SCEA aims to create a supportive environment where everyone can thrive, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The organization hosts various events, support groups, and workshops to empower LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, fostering connections within the community and raising awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues.

Inside Out Youth Services

Inside/Out Youth Services is a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies aged 13-22. The organization offers various programs and services, such as support groups, leadership development, health education, and social activities, aimed at empowering LGBTQIA+ young people, building community connections, and promoting acceptance and understanding.

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