LGBTQIA Resources

The Center – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center

the_center_lgbtqiaThe Center is the only statewide, nonprofit community center dedicated to providing support and advocacy for Colorado’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) population. They have an on-line listing of LGBT-friendly health-care professionals. The Center works with doctors, hospitals, health care practices, and the community to instill greater knowledge of and sensitivity toward the unique health care needs of the LGBT community, and to ensure higher-quality health care for all gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Colorado. One of the greatest resources we provide to our community is our health-care The_center_colorado_LGBTprovider list. This is an extensive list of health-care professionals in Colorado that have filled out a survey that asks about their experience with and sensitivity to the LGBT community. Each provider’s survey results are reviewed by The Center to ensure that he or she is in tune to the needs of the LGBT community.  Also see: The Denver Metro Area Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Elder Resource Guide, which was created to help LGBT elders and their loved ones identify agencies and businesses that are welcoming to the LGBT elder community.

Colorado AIDS Project – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health in Colorado

colorado_gay_lesbian_health_care_actThe mission of Colorado AIDS Project is to equitably meet the evolving needs of people affected by HIV through prevention, care and advocacy across Colorado.

Our Vision for the future. Colorado AIDS Project envisions a future where all people living with HIV and AIDS have equal access to high quality primary and specialty medical care that is caring and culturally competent; where HIV-related stigma and homophobia is erased; and where those at-risk have access to accurate information so that transmission of the disease is lessened/ended…

Denver Colorado AIDS Project

Denver_colorado_aids_projectDenver Colorado AIDS Project is a 28 year-old community based organization that helps those living with HIV/AIDS, and those at risk, to make healthy choices for a self sufficient, enhanced quality of life. DCAP provides innovative, individualized services to those most in need, educates high risk populations, and advocates for social and health care equity.

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado
Gender Identity Center logoThe Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized in 1978 and incorporated in June 1980.  The organization was formed to provide support to anyone gender variant in their gender identity and expression.   The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is also an informational and educational resource to the community at large. The Gender Identity Center of Colorado is available to anyone, male / female / other, who can benefit from its services or resources, including spouses, significant others, parents, and siblings.

One Colorado – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Health in Colorado

one_colorado_lesbian_gay_bisexual_healthThe One Colorado Education Fund LGBT Health Study was initiated as a way to further understand what has been anecdotally described and to empirically document the lived health-care experiences of LGBT Coloradans so that, together, health-care systems, health-care providers, and LGBT people can begin to address these disparities….One_Colorado_lesbian_gay_health_research

“Invisible: The State of LGBT Health in Colorado” study found that LGBT health needs overlapped with the universal themes of affordability, access, and quality. Similar to their heterosexual and non-transgender counterparts, LGBT Coloradans worry about paying for their health-care needs and struggle to finance their care. But unlike their heterosexual and non-transgender counterparts, LGBT Coloradans report challenges to accessing LGBT-friendly care from providers, and some members of the LGBT community decide to hide their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression to ensure they will be treated with respect by health-care professionals.

Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists

denver_rocky_mountain_association_black_psychologistsThe Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists was established in 1977. The chapter has engaged in numerous activities in pursuit of the goals outlined by the national organization. Some of our activities include: recruitment conferences and scholarships designed to increase the enrollment of Black students in graduate programs and to provide support for them while they are in the programs; sponsorship of a major annual conference that addresses mental health issues from a Black perspective. Other integral roles of the chapter are consultation and collaborations with community groups in the pursuit of common goals….

It Takes a Village – People of Color

It_takes_a_village_lesbian_gay_people_of_colorIt Takes A Village is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization whose mission is to reduce health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver/Aurora, Colorado metropolitan area. Our name is based upon our principle that the consciousness of people of color can best be raised by working with leaders from the community and including those leaders and agencies which have a history and natural inclination to work best with the communities they serve….

Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Issues (SAGE) of the Rockies

SAGE_of_the_rockies_gay_lesbian_eldersThe Center is an affiliate of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders), the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the older members of the LGBT community, and our program was officially named SAGE of the Rockies. Our program embodies the principles and values of SAGE as reflected in all we have to offer.

Hey Denver – Free Confidential and Bilingual STD Testing in Denver

Hey_denver_STD_screening_coloradoWe believe that all men should live healthy sexual lives. We believe that sex is good. And we believe that no one is better qualified to make healthy decisions about your sex life than you. To that end, HeyDenver is a resource designed to help men who have sex with men have healthy fulfilling sex lives. At HeyDenver we provide free STD screenings including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, and HIV. HeyDenver is GLBTQ friendly and primarily serves men who have sex with men in the Denver area.

Human Rights Campaign – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Colorado

human_rights_campaign_coloradoHuman Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Colorado alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. Find out more about what HRC is doing for LGBT equality in Colorado and how you can get involved with the Colorado community.

Colorado Prime Timers – Mature Gay/Bi Men of All Ages

Colorado_prime_timers_gay_menThe Colorado Prime Timers are an active, vibrant organization with approximately 160 members. While most of our activities occur in and around the Denver area, we have members from a number of other Colorado cities and towns plus several other states including Florida. Whether you’re a long-time member or just going to be in the Denver area for a short time, plan to join us at one or more scheduled activities.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center at CU Boulder

gay_lesbian_bsiexual_transgender_queer_resource_center_boulderSince its inception in March 1995, the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Resource Center (GLBTQRC) has been here to help gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and allied (GLBTQIA) students at the University of Colorado Boulder. We provide: a) information dissemination and referral; b)    educational, cultural, and social programming; c) advocacy and voice for the GLBTQIA community at the University of Colorado Boulder…

Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado

gay_and_lesbian_fund_coloradoAt Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, we believe that our state is a better place to live, work, and play when every person has the opportunity and resources they need to thrive. No matter the color of our skin, the cultural traditions we follow, our sexual orientation, or the religion we subscribe to, we can all agree on what is important in life: safe neighborhoods in thriving communities, healthy and strong families, opportunities that help us all grow and succeed, and a bright future for our children…

Gill Foundation Advocates for LGBT Equality

Gill_foundation_advocates_for_LGBT-equalityThe Gill Foundation has been an advocate for LGBT equality. Today more than ever, we are committed to securing equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of sexual orientation and gender expression. We advocate for equality by partnering with LGBT nonprofits – both state and national organizations – that work every day to bring about equality. We build a better Colorado by partnering with hundreds of organizations that share our commitment to improving the quality of life for people across the state. We engage donors when we educate and energize them about the wide variety of LGBT nonprofits that further equality through their hard work every day….

The GLBT Colorado Bar Association

GLBT-Bar-Logo-web1The Colorado Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (“GLBT”) Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students and allies who provide a GLBT presence within Colorado’s legal community.  We exist to promote the recognition of civil and human rights; promote sensitivity to legal issues faced by the GLBT community; assure the fair and just treatment of members of the GLBT community; provide opportunities for GLBT attorneys, judges, and law students and allies to interact in a professional setting; build alliances with other minority bar associations and legal organizations; and enhance the practice and professional expertise of lawyers who serve or who are members of the GLBT community.

Colorado Anti-Violence Program

COAVP The Colorado Anti-Violence Program envisions a Colorado where Transgender, Gender non-conforming, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer people have the power to determine the conditions of their lives, are valued for who they are, take responsibility for each other’s safety, and live their lives free from violence.  We seek to live in a society where all sexualities, gender expressions, and gender identities are embraced and celebrated as valuable identities that make our communities vibrant. CAVP aspires to create a culture of liberation where people are inspired to heal the wounds of injustice and end the cycles that continue them.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado

ACLUThe ACLU of Colorado is the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. We’re a private institution funded exclusively by the generous donations of our supporters. Our mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy. Here’s how our staff of eight full-time employees fights for your rights, and the rights of all Coloradans, in each of these three arenas:  Litigation and Legal Advocacy, Public Policy and Legislation, and Public Education.

Urban Peak Youth Outreach

Urban_PeakUrban Peak helps homeless youth and youth at risk of being homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a safe community, empowering them to become self-sufficient adults.  Facilities located in both Denver and Colorado Springs.  Services include:  overnight shelter, case management, medical clinic, job training, GED classes, counseling, scholarship and mentor-ship, referrals for counseling and family reunification.

Out Front Magazine – LGBT News Organization

OutfrontOut Front Colorado remains one of the nation’s oldest continuously running, independently owned and operated LGBT newspapers. And with that honor comes pride and gratitude, as well as responsibility.  Since 1976, no other news organization has served the LGBT community of the Rocky Mountains with such dedication.  We take seriously our responsibility to provide information, be a forum for communication and give back to our community through various avenues.

Denver Element – Gay Men’s Resources

Denver_elementDenver Element promotes the journey of mental, physical, and social well-being for all gay/bi men. We achieve this by providing opportunities for community building, personal growth, HIV and Substance use prevention, education, and the celebration of life.  They envision a community where all gay men are empowered and inspired to create a life they love living through well-being & connection.

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