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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Local Organizations

*These organizations in Colorado are organized in alphabetical order. Please note that some of these local organizations are part of national organizations (listed below) that may have offices in other areas of the country and the world.

Alexander Foundation

Founded in 1981, The Alexander Foundation is a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through our community, catastrophic, and holiday assistance programs, as well as educational scholarships, the foundation has created a tradition of caring for the LGBT community.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Brothas4Ever

Brothas4Ever is a community of African-American men who love men throughout the Denver metro area, to address health, relationships, emotional needs and substance abuse. The program includes social events, weekly groups, peer outreach and individual counseling.

Colorado GLBT Bar Association

The 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.

Colorado Springs Queer Collective

Colorado Springs Queer Collective fosters community leadership, education, and empowerment. Our mission is to address inequality, re-invest in the local economy, and celebrate the creative contributions of queer and trans people.

Denver Area Tennis Enthusiasts (DATE)

DATE is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender tennis group in Denver, whose purpose is to promote opportunities to play tennis.

Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

DGLCC is a community of business owners and professionals who seek diversity and build strong relationships with one another to maintain and grow prosperous businesses. The DGLCC community is inclusive and supportive by promoting business development and personal enrichment.

Gay & Lesbian Sierrans Colorado

The purpose of the Gay & Lesbian Sierrans is to involve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in conservation and environmental efforts by creating outdoor, social, and activist opportunities for GLBT members of the Sierra Club and the greater Colorado community.

Gender Identity Center of Colorado

The Center provides 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.

Gill Foundation

The Gill Foundation is one of the nation’s leading funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

GLBT Community Center

The Center aims to engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community of Colorado by ensuring that every member of the LGBT community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

GLBT Resource Center at Colorado State University

We support and affirm the diverse identities and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning (LGBTQ), Two-Spirit, and same gender loving people as individuals and as groups, especially as students, staff, and faculty of CSU and their families, friends, and allies, by the cultivation of safe space, educational outreach, advocacy, visibility of LGBTQ issues, information and referral, and academic and leadership opportunities.

GLBT Student Resources at Auraria

GLBT Student Services is a tri-institutional office on the Auraria Campus serving the students, faculty and staff of Metropolitan State College of Denver, Community College of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center.

GLBTA Resource Center at the University of Northern Colorado

The GLBTA Resource Office implements Speak Out Panels in classrooms at UNC, offers Safe Zone trainings throughout the school year, as well as hosting annual programs and events.

Inside/Out Youth Services

Inside/Out Youth Services is the only non-profit organization that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and questioning youth between 13-22 years old in El Paso County.

International Gender Therapists List (Laura's Playground)

This list is a compilation of gender therapists, transsexual therapists, and transgendered therapists both for Male to female (MTF) and Female to male (FTM). If you have a name you can add to the list or someone you can recommend please e-mail Laura Amato at laura@lauras-playground.com.

LGBT Resource Center at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

As part of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC), the LGBT Resource Center is designed to provide resources and information to LGBT students, advocate for LGBT interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and ensure LGBT voices are represented among the campus at large.

Mile High Freedom Band

For over 30 years, MHFB has served the Denver community through music. The generous donations of our Freedom Club members allow us to continue to entertain audiences, serve as positive role models for the LGBT community, and provide musicians of all abilities and identities with a safe and fun environment to express themselves musically!

Mile High Transgendered

The Mile High Transgendered Group is primarily for those who identify as being transgendered. You are welcome whether you identify as a Crossdresser, FTM or MTF Transsexual. This group is moderated to ensure the safety of all of us, but care should be taken to remember that some may use that information to cause trouble. We do not open the group to single men unless sponsored by a group member.

NoCoPride

This website as a place to find a shared calendar of events and comprehensive list of resource.

OASOS Boulder County

OASOS is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) youth 13-18 (12 with parent/guardian permission).

One Colorado

One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families.

Out Boulder

Since 1992 Out Boulder has educated, advocated and provided services, programs and support to Boulder County's LGBTQ communities.

Out Front

Out Front was founded in 1976 by Phil Price. Since then, no other gay media has served the LGBT community with such dedication.

Out in Colorado Fiction

We are a group of Colorado-based authors of GLBT fiction.

Out Spokin'

Founded in 1998, OUT Spokin’ is a GLBT cycling organization. Bicyclists of all abilities train together and participate in cycling events throughout Colorado and the United States.

Peak Area Gender Expressions (PAGE)

Transgender support group.

PFLAG Colorado Springs

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

PFLAG Denver

PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

PrideFest Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Pridefest is an all-ages festival; however, VIP areas are 21+ only.

Project Visibility

Person-centered care for older LGBT adults.

Queer Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder

The mission of The Queer Initiative is to actively pursue the ideals of acceptance and tolerance on the University of Colorado at Boulder (henceforth referred to as the University) campus and larger community through nonviolent and principled means.

SAGE of the Rockies

Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) is the country's largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. - See more at: http://www.sageusa.org/about/index.cfm#sthash.r6Nd3vlq.dpuf

Springs Equality

Springs Equality partners with Allies and other LGBT organizations in the state of Colorado to keep equality awareness alive and to provide understanding and mentorship to those in need.

Survivor's Organizing for Liberation (formerly the Colorado Anti-Violence Program)

Since 1986 Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL) has been dedicated to eliminating all forms of violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities in Colorado.

Tau Sigma Kappa

As the The Society for the Second Self (Tri-Ess) chapter in the Denver metro area, TSK has served its members by providing: support for the Significant Others in our group; serenity for our crossdressing members by helping with techniques and venues; and service to the general community by providing education and visibility into the crossdressing lifestyle.

Team Colorado

Team Colorado USA helps to coordinate and increase participation in LGBT athletic competition in our region, country and world.

TransAction

Provides support, outreach, help finding resources, groups and HIV prevention/care for the Denver metro transgender community. 

Transgender Housing Network

A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash.

Urban Peak

Urban Peak Colorado Springs and Denver emergency shelter, is a 20 bed facility for youth ages 15 through 20.

National Organizations

*These organizations, located outside of Colorado, are organized in alphabetical order.

And Justice For All

And Justice for All (AJA) was founded in mid-1995 to fight for equality for everyone without regard to sexual orientation. AJA seeks to achieve this goal by increasing the visibility and participation of heterosexuals in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement. 

Black Transmen

Black Transmen Inc.® is the 1st National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition.

Black Transwomen

Our united commitment is to ensure safe and affirming social environments for transwomen through visibility, advocacy and outreach. Our Black Transwomen organization is committed to providing the (MTF) male to female community with social and economic programs and resources to empower individual growth and contributions to the greater society.

Brown Boi

Launched in 2010, the Brown Boi Project works to build leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of young masculine of center womyn, trans men, and queer/straight men of color, pipelining them into the social justice movement.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride serves LGBTQ and ally student leaders and campus organizations in the areas of leadership development, support programs and services to create safer, more inclusive LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. It exists to develop, support and give “voice and action” in building future LGBTQ and ally student leaders.

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities.

Child and Adolescent Gender Center Clinic

The Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC), a collaboration between the University of California in San Francisco and community organizations, offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to gender non-conforming/transgender youth and adolescents.

Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project™ is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness and HIV – in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.

Family Equality Council

Family Equality Council is changing attitudes and policies to ensure all families are respected, loved, and celebrated - especially families with parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

FTM International

FTM International Leaders focus on Strong Rights, human rights, multiple oppressions, immigrant rights and anti-oppression work with all our members, families, friends, allies, donors, volunteers, chapter members and leaders.

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Since 1978, GLAD has achieved scores of legal victories to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.

Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network

At GLSEN, we want every student, in every school, to be valued and treated with respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We believe that all students deserve a safe and affirming school environment where they can learn and grow. We accomplish our goals by working in hallways across the country (from Congress and the Department of Education to schools and district offices in your community) to improve school climate and champion LGBT issues in K-12 education. 

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides consultation, training and events designed to help families, educators, professionals, and organizations understand and address the concepts of gender identity and expression.

GenderTalk

This site has a variety or resource relating to gender and transgender identity. FREE podcasts to download or listen to through streaming audio on many topics relating to gender and sexual orientation.

GLAAD

GLAAD serves as the communications epicenter of the LGBT movement, equipping advocacy leaders with the tools they need to communicate more effectively. GLAAD is also reinventing the way social media moves equality forward.

International Foundation for Gender Education

IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course, you!

Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.

Isle of Lesbos

Isle of Lesbos is a place of art, culture, and learning dedicated to lesbian and bisexual women.

Lambda Legal

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

For more than three decades, NCLR has led historic cases, and it is still blazing trails in pursuit of justice, fairness, and legal protections for all LGBT people.

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.

National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network

NQTTCN is a space that prioritizes the needs and vision for healing in Queer and Trans communities in an effort to interrupt the consequences of the oppression these communities experience. It is a way for queer, gender non-conforming and trans therapists across the country to build, resource and support one another as clinicians and healers. NQTTCN will also provide a network of support for QTPoC folks seeking transformative mental health support rooted in social justice and liberation.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender older adults.

Out & Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates educates and empowers organizations, HR professionals, ERGs and individual employees through programs and services that result in equal policies, opportunities, practices and benefits in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Queers United

The activist blog uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.

RAD Remedy

RAD Remedy is dedicated to connecting trans, gender non-conforming, intersex, and queer folks to accurate, safe, respectful, and comprehensive care.

Rainbow Law

Free and affordable LGBT legal documents.

Susan's Place

We stand at the crossroads of gender, balanced on the sharp edge of a knife.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.

Trans People of Color Coalition

Trans People of Color Coalition exists to advance justice for all trans people of color. We amplify our stories, support our leadership, and challenge issues of racism, transphobia, and trans misogyny.

Trans Youth Equality Foundation

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.

TransActive Gender Center

TransActive Gender Center provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender diverse children, youth and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TransLatin@ Coalition

The Trans-Latin@ Coalition is an organization form by Trans Latin@ immigrant leaders who have come together in 2009 to organize and advocate for the needs of Trans Latin@s who are immigrants and reside in the United States.

TransMentors International

TransMentors International is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 which provides aid, support and assistance to Trans-identified individuals.

TransYouth Family Allies

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.

Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

True Child

TrueChild helps donors, policy-makers and practitioners reconnect race, class and gender through "gender transformative" approaches that challenge rigid gender norms and inequities. We are especially interested in the impact of gender on at-risk communities, including those that are of color, LGBTQ, or low income.