Transgender Resources in Colorado
In an ongoing effort to meet the needs of our community, we offer the following list as a resource to our members and readers. Please remember that we are here for you!
Of course the first place that comes to mind is the Gender Identity Center of Colorado located in Denver. They have recently expanded their services focusing on Counseling, Support, and Education. They offer low cost counseling and guidance in transition by professional Social Workers. The counseling is available now over Skype with the first two appointments in person. Karen Scarpella, PhD leads the clinical team and supervises all counselors. A Speakers Bureau offers speakers to educate any group about Transgender or related subjects. Contact them to schedule an informative presentation. They also sponsor Gold Rush each year which is a Gender Identity conference focused on Education, Support, and Advocacy. Support groups meet at least twice a week and special events occur throughout the month. They have drop in hours now six days a week including Saturday. They have a list of Homeless shelters, food, and clothing charities that accept transgender. The website has many resources including area services. For more about their services visit their website or call. http://gicofcolo.org/ or 303-202-6466
The next go to place in Colorado is the GLBT Center who offers weekly transgender social and support programs, a transgender speaker’s bureau, and ongoing educational and networking sessions throughout the year. They have a Jobs program, SAGE for the older crowd, and more. They are well funded and offer Rainbow Alley for the younger generations, 17 and under. For more visit their site, http://www.glbtcolorado.org/TransgenderPrograms.aspx
TransAction is the next place on the list located in east Denver off Colfax Ave. Join their exciting, fun, and educational programs where they share information, support each other and learn how to stay healthy, safe, and proactive. They meet every Wednesday from 4-6pm and Thursday from 3-5pm (group en Espanol). They also provide a Seeking Safety group on Tuesdays at 1 pm to help if you have experienced trauma, addiction or domestic violence. Free HIV and STD testing is offered every day from 10am until 3pm. For more information, contact Nevaeh Anderson at 720-243-0934 or go to the drop-in center at 1477 Lima Street, Aurora, CO 80010. Their website is http://www.ittakesavillagecolorado.org/programs/transaction.htm
PAGE, Peak Area Gender Expressions is the group in Colorado Springs. They offer support groups for transgender people, friends and family. This group is socially focused with opportunities to express yourself in public outings with experienced individuals of like mind. They also have resources concerning transgender issues including, health, legal, activism, and shopping in the Colorado Springs area. They meet 7pm the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at the Colorado Springs Pride Center, 719-471-4429. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Pueblo Trans Support Group - Pueblo now has their own Transgender Support Group: Meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday 6pm @ 3939 W. Pueblo Blvd. Pueblo, CO 81005; 719-543-6460. Meeting located at St. Peter the Apostle Episcopal Church on the corner of Pueblo Blvd and Oneal Ave. Moderated by Rev John Mark Hild Pastor, this is a safe and moderated open drop in support group for those who may be questioning their gender or feel that their gender or sexual identity falls somewhere outside of societies perceived parameters of gender. This is a safe space and forum for those who identify as Gender Queer, Gender Variant, Bi-gendered, Pan-gendered, Trans Butch, Trans Fem., Transgender, Transsexual, FTM, MTF, or identify with multiple genders or shun all labels.
The GLBT Center, Northern Colorado is the place to go in Fort Collins. They offer support groups and other social activities in the Fort Collins area, for more see the links below to find the most up to date meeting info and support groups, please contact Heather at 970-221-3247. http://www.glbtcolorado.org/transgender/ or http://www.glbtcolorado.org/northern-colorado/northern-colorado-programs/
Out Boulder now has Transgender support meetings every other Wednesday that are independent to the CU GLBT support groups. http://www.outboulder.org/content/boulder-trans-group-meeting
One Colorado is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families. They work toward this goal by effectively advocating for LGBT Coloradans and their families, lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, relationship recognition, and LGBT health and human services. Their vision is a fair and just Colorado.
http://www.glbtrc.colostate.edu/ - In association with OneColorado
The Open and Affirming Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Support (OASOS) Program offers free and confidential services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersexed, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth, including: peer support groups in Boulder and Longmont, advocacy and a variety of support/counseling services, referrals to health and community services, free testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and more. Located at 529 Coffman Longmont, CO 80501, Call (303) 678-6259, or visit web link below.
The Colorado Anti-Violence Program offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, and questioning (LGBTIQ) victims of violence and hate crimes, as well as educational resources for the community. Located at 1600 Downing Street Denver, CO 80218. Call (303) 839-5204, or visit web link below.
Project Visibility is an award-winning training for service providers that highlights the lives, needs, and concerns of local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) elders in Boulder County. The training consists of a 20-minute video, power point presentation, and discussion. Located at 3482 North Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80304. Call (303) 441-3583, or visit the web link below.
Tau Sigma Kappa (TSK), the Colorado and Wyoming chapter of
Tri-Ess, a national organization for the support of heterosexual cross-dressers. The TSK
Chapter was formed in 2001. It's mission is to provide a welcoming social and
educational environment for heterosexual cross-dressers (CDs) and their families.
TSK provides a secure environment where personal privacy is guarded and enables CDs
to explore their particular lifestyle with an accepting and understanding group of people. They also focus on helping spouses, significant others, children and other family
members achieve an understanding of a family member's need to cross-dress.
The Mile High Transgendered Meet-up 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 safety. We do not open the group to single men unless sponsored by a group member. You can sponsor an SO or family member into the group by simply contacting them directly. This is a social group designed to assist each member to meet others with similar needs and interests.