Denver Gay/GLBT Resources

Denver and Colorado boast a wealth of gay resources and organizations to meet the needs of the largest gay and LGBTQ+ populations in the country:

The Alexander Foundation:
The Alexander Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, all-volunteer organization whose sole focus is to give back to the LGBTQ+ community of Colorado.

Cinema Q
CinemaQ continues to present the year’s best in LGBTQ+ cinema from around the world via Virtual Cinema and celebrates the organizations in our own communities whose tireless work supports Denver’s vibrant LGBTQ+ scene. At CinemaQ, outstanding films and discussions elevate the diverse perspectives, issues, and icons relevant to today’s LGBTQ+ community.

Colorado Health Network (formerly Colorado AIDS Project): 
Since 1983, Colorado Health Network (CHN) has sought to innovatively and equitably meet the evolving needs of individuals in Colorado living with and at risk of acquiring HIV and other health conditions. Colorado Health Network is a statewide organization and currently serves over 5,250 individuals living with HIV by providing a broad spectrum of holistic support services including medical and oral health care, case management, behavioral health services,  housing assistance, nutrition services, and emergency financial assistance. 
Founded in 1981, the objective of the Colorado Gay Rodeo Association is to elevate the image of gay women and gay men in the sports field of rodeo and the promotion the Country/Western life lifestyle. The CGRA is the longest continuous running gay rodeo in the United States.
The CO LGBTQ Chamber strives to promote professional development, business diversity, and personal enrichment. They work to advance Colorado's LGBTQ and LGBTQ-supportive businesses through shared knowledge, leadership, and support. 
By empowering and mobilizing people at the grassroots level, HRC Colorado aims to create impactful change, providing advocacy for HRC’s mission and work on the ground. HRC Colorado is a dedicated team of volunteers who use their experience and talents to develop a more affirming, inclusive, and equitable community.

Colorado LGBT Bar Association:
The Colorado Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (“LGBT”) Bar Association is a voluntary professional association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students and allies who provide an LGBTQ presence within Colorado’s legal community. 
Colorado Prime Timers are an affiliate of Prime Timers World Wide, an active organization of mature gay men and admirers.
LGBTQIA+ Initiative of the Colorado Democratic Party. The National Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots network connecting LGBT Democratic activists across the United States.

Colorado West Pride:
Colorado West Pride is the largest pride organization on the Western Slope of Colorado. We throw several events a year, including PRIDE! We work to build a positive environment for the LGBTQ community.

The Denver Element:
The Denver ELEMENT is a program of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare serving the gay community in Denver by providing behavioral health and HIV prevention services.

Denver Health LGBTQ+ Health Services:
Denver Health’s LGBTQ+ Health Services is committed to a decentralized model of health care for LGBTQ+ people across Colorado – meaning that any LGBTQ+ person should be met with open, excellent, affirming care. 

The Denver Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Commission (LGBTQ) Commission partners with the community to advance social, economic, and political equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people using its unique position within the City and County of Denver.

DPH provides a wide range of services that promote, improve and protect the health and well-being of the residents of Denver and beyond.  These include:  HIV/STD testing in community and commercial venues, STD Clinic, Immunization and Travel Clinics, TB Clinic, Health Promotion, Smoking Cessation, Comprehensive HIV Care in ID Clinic, Prevention and Training Center, Birth and Death Certificates. 

Eagle County Pride:
The Front Range Bears is a social club for hirsute gay men and their admirers, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The group originated in 1990 and was incorporated in 1993. Members of the Front Range Bears plan a variety of gatherings and events all year round where bears can come together and enjoy each other’s company.

The Gill Foundation
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Gill Foundation is an American philanthropic foundation. It is one of the largest funders of efforts to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States.

Greater Denver Gay Couples' MeetUp
Created in 2010, this MeetUp helps Denver's gay and same-sex couples find one another and make new friends by attending dinners, outdoor activities, cultural events, and other social gatherings together.

HeyDenver is a non-profit community-based organization that provides free and confidential sexual health services, outreach, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing. They are an extension of Colorado Health Network, a statewide organization that serves over 5,000 individuals living with HIV.

Established in 1973, the ICRME is the oldest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender organization in the state of Colorado. Many of the major cities in the western United States and Canada have a Court System in their community, and ICRME is a chapter in The International Court System.

Inside Out Youth Services:
When Regina Dipadova founded Inside Out in 1990, it was in the heyday of Focus on the Family and Colorado Springs’ reputation as a city of hate. Dipadova recognized that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, queer, questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQIA2+) youth in the Pikes Peak region are at highest risk in their peer group for various health-related problems, including drug and alcohol abuse, school drop-out, physical abuse, sexual abuse, homelessness, and suicide. 

To address the needs of the LGBTQIA2+ community Dipadova worked with the El Paso County Department of Health and Environment’s (EPCDHE) McMaster Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment to start the Inside Out Program for LGBTQIA2+ youth.
The Log Cabin Republicans are America’s oldest and largest organization for LGBT conservatives with members in all 50 states and chapters in over 30 (including the Colorado Chapter). The name of the organization is a reference to the first Republican President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a Log Cabin. For more information on the National organization visit

Matthew Shephard Foundation:
The Matthew Shepard Foundation is an LGBT nonprofit organization, headquartered in Casper, Wyoming, which was founded in December 1998 by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their son, Matthew. The Foundation runs education, outreach, and advocacy programs.
As the Mile High Freedom Bands approach their 40th season and beyond, the organization is as strong as it has ever been. With nearly 150 members on their rosters, around 20 performance events each season, thousands and thousands of audience members at our events, MHFB is thriving. Day in and day out, the MHFB is focused on living up to their mission to make positive contributions to the Denver and Colorado LGBTQ+ community and allies through musical events and activities that engage, excite, educate, and entertain audiences while supporting performers of all abilities.

The MHFB is a member of the international Pride Bands Alliance (formerly LGBA), Association of Concert Bands, Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, and the Colorado Nonprofit Association

MSU Denver LGBTQ+ Student Resource Center:

The LGBTQ Student Resource Center is a tri-institutional office serving students, faculty, and staff of all genders and sexualities on the Auraria Campus.

Since its founding in 1992 as Colorado’s first campus LGBTQ+ support organization, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center has fostered acceptance, understanding, and personal growth through community education, engagement, and support services.

Northern Colorado Equality:
Northern Colorado Equality is a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2015, NoCo Equality has been driven by the same ideals the organization was initially founded upon: support, empowerment, and progress for the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies.

One Colorado:
One Colorado is dedicated to advancing equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans and their families.

Out Boulder County:
Out Boulder County educates, advocates and provides programs, services and support to Boulder County's LGBTQ communities.

Delivers meals to men, women, and children coping with life-threatening illnesses.

PFLAG Denver: 
PFLAG Denver dates its founding to February 1980, when some 35 concerned parents and gay and lesbian family members met to organize a local chapter. PFLAG Denver is a member of PFLAG National, which has nearly 500 affiliates located in every state.

Queer Asterisk:
Queer Asterisk is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming.

Southern Colorado Equality Alliance:
The mission of the Southern Colorado Equality Alliance is to bring LGBTQ and ally communities in Southern Colorado together through education, advocacy and empowerment for support and inclusion.

Telluride AIDS Benefit:
The TAB staff, board and volunteers are a group of individuals dedicated to fighting HIV and AIDS until we reach the goal of ZERO new infections in the state of Colorado, across the country, and then the world. This is an attainable goal.
In 1999, the Two Spirit Society of Denver formed to confront and combat issues of homophobia, racism and oppression from the Native American community, the non-Native American communities and the GLBT community at large.

Transgender Center of the Rockies:
The Transgender Center of the Rockies provides holistic gender-affirming services to support transgender and gender-expansive individuals. Their goal is to empower you to live whole and authentic lives. They provide social-emotional support and substance use treatment for the adult Colorado trans community with clinical groups, individual counseling, peer-led support groups, employment, PreP case management, and community events.

University of Denver Pride Portal:
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning and Ally (LGBTIQ&A) communities are a vital part of and contribute significantly to Inclusive Excellence at the University of Denver. LGBTIQ&A students, staff, faculty, alumns and friends represent a "rainbow" of intersecting social dimensions including ability, class, race/ethnicity, age, nationality, religion, and a host of other identities.

In addition to resources, events and organizations across the University (check out the DU Pride Portal ), the University of Denver offers a variety of programs and services that support and empower LGBTIQ&A communities as they thrive, succeed, and help make DU inclusively excellent!

Vivent Health:
Vivent Health is a relatively new organization founded on the combined expertise of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Rocky Mountain CARES, St. Louis Effort for AIDS and AIDS Services of Austin. Together, we are working towards a world without AIDS. And we’re committed to being a respectful, caring partner serving everyone affected by HIV through our comprehensive, integrated prevention, care and treatment programs.

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