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!  Support Group info for Colorado is listed below. If you find an error or omission please email me the info so I can correct this oversight and please be specific. 

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.  In 2015 they are forgoing this event in support of Creating Change Conference.  Support groups meet at least twice a week and special events occur throughout the month.  They have drop in hours now seven days a week 9a -9p, closed the last two weeks of 2014.  Their website includes a list of Homeless shelters, food, and clothing charities that accept transgender as well as many other resources.  For more about their services visit their website  https://gic-colorado.org/   or  call 303-202-6466.

The next go to place in Colorado is the GLBT Center who offers weekly transgender social and support programs, an excellent legal department, 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/transgender/ 

 

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 3-5 pm. 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 Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 South 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.  They also have Support groups for GenderQueer (Building Real Identities anD Gender Expressions BRIDGE group), SOFFA (Family Group), and Military, see below for more details.  Email, cospage@gmail.com for more info and ask to be added to their mailing list. Or Click HERE for Facebook

 

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 on the most up to date meeting info and support groups, please visit  http://www.glbtcolorado.org/northern-colorado/northern-colorado-programs/ 

 

Out Boulder now has several Transgender Support Group meetings and activities, for more visit their website.   http://www.outboulder.org/Calendar/Transgender Or email Sara Connell

 

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.one-colorado.org/

http://www.glbtrc.colostate.edu/ - GLBTQ group with Colorado State Univ. in association with One Colorado

 

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.

http://www.bouldercounty.org/family/lgbtiq/pages/oasos.aspx

 

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.

coavp.org
 

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.

http://www.bouldercounty.org/family/seniors/pages/projvis.aspx

 

PFLAG Denver, offers specialized support for persons striving to understand a loved one’s sexual orientation or gender expression and associated issues, namely:
A New Families Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Tears-McFarlane Mansion at 1290 Williams Street Denver CO.  There is also a Open to All Suppport Group at the same time — at 6:30 PM
These times do occasionally vary, so check the current newsletter, the website calendar, or call to confirm this month’s schedule.  http://www.pflagdenver.org/

SAGE of the Rockies, offers activities and events that focus on health, housing, legal and financial planning, legacy, and social connection, specifically for LGBT persons age 50+.  The Center and OutBoulder are affiliate members of the nation wide network, so this means they administer the programs in their respective communities.  http://www.glbtcolorado.org/sage/

 

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.

http://www.rmtsk.org/

 

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.

http://www.meetup.com/Mile-High-Transgendered/

 

 

Gender Identity Support Groups in Colorado

Gender Identity Center of Colorado
Support Groups (Five different groups)
Please see their website for details.
https://www.gic-colorado.org/services#supportGroups

The (GLBT) Center, Transgender Programs
Please see their website for details on support groups, meetings, and activities.
http://www.glbtcolorado.org/transgender/

The (GLBT) Center, Northern Colorado (Ft. Collins)
Please see their website for details on support groups, meetings, and activities.
http://www.glbtcolorado.org/northern-colorado/northern-colorado-programs/


TransAction
Support groups meet every Wednesday from 3-5 pm at 1477 Lima Street, Aurora, CO 80010.  Their website is http://www.ittakesavillagecolorado.org/programs/transaction.htm


Greeley  Support Group
The 2nd Tuesday of each month. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greeley (UUCG), located at 929 15th St, will be open from 6-8pm to all interested individuals to share and learn about transgender issues. Although group interaction will be once per month, other social inter-community activities will be available for participation. All welcome. (Contact Corina Feather, corigirl_8@yahoo.com, to RSVP or for more information).


Trans-Older Peer Support Group, Louisville
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church,
506 Via Appia Way, Louisville, CO

This peer-led drop-in Trans-Older support group will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month and sponsored by BCAAA, Out Boulder, The Gender Identity Center of CO, and The GLBT Center. NO GROUP DEC 24!

For further info contact: LGBT Program Specialist at the Boulder County Area Agency on Ageing at 303-441-3583, infoLGBTelders@bouldercounty.org, or Nicole (Garcia) at 720-936-9873.  Confidentiality IS respected.
Co-facilitators: Nicole Garcia (MA NCC) and Dana Wallingford.


Longmont Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Support Group
Spreading the word! Support group for trans, genderqueer, gender fluid, gender non-conforming, and questioning folks in Longmont, held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 4-6 pm at 1500 Ninth Avenue. The group is facilitated by transgender and gender non-conforming leaders in the Longmont community. Contact
Sara Connell with questions.

Pueblo Trans* Support Group
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month in the basement of St Peter's Episcopal Church, 3939 W Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81005 at 6:00pm. Genderations is a group committed to providing support to gender variant individuals across the spectrum including folks that identify as trans, transgender, transsexual, drag King/Queen, cross dresser, MTF, FTM, gender queer, etc.

Transgender Support Group for Military Veterans
in Colorado Springs, their first meeting is Friday, October 3rd, 9am-10am!

Dr. Brann will be facilitating a new Trans support group “Transitions” just for our military veterans in Colorado Springs!  All transgender, gender fluid, and gender curious veterans are welcome. Participants need to be a veteran and will be asked to register with Veteran’s Affairs (VA) upon arrival if you have not already done so. Please contact Paul if you have any questions about this group: Paul pgross719@gmail.com, 719-354-1967 or email: cospage@gmail.com

Family Support Group in Colorado Springs

This support group is specifically for family members and friends of Transgender (TG) people.

This is a safe place to speak freely and confidentially. We will discuss our fears and concerns about loving and living with someone who is Transgender. Whether your loved one is questioning, “In the closet”, transitioning or anywhere on the gender identity spectrum, we will share experiences and encouragement.

To ensure open dialogue, we are asking that TG people not attend the family only meeting.  This is free to all who attend.

Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesdays of every month at 7pm.
at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church
1102 South 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
http://ppmcc.org/
(About 3 blocks south of Cimarron St (Highway 24) They meet down the hall past the sanctuary. Please enter the building quietly as there will be a group meeting in the sanctuary that starts earlier than our meeting.


Peak Area Gender Expressions (PAGE) group
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 7pm
Meets in the front area at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church
1102 South 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
http://ppmcc.org/
(About 3 blocks south of Cimarron St (Highway 24)

They usually have a guest speaker and a pot luck meal.  For more info contact,
cospage@gmail.com

Building Real Identities and Gender Expressions (BRIDGE)
A support group for teens through 30's age group.
Meets quarterly(February, May, August & November) at 7pm.

Contact BRIDGE Facilitators: Mel & Nick
e-mail: bridgefacilitators@gmail.com
Facebook: search for BRIDGE genderidentities for meeting dates.

Meets at Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church
1102 South 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
http://ppmcc.org/
(About 3 blocks south of Cimarron St (Highway 24)

 

 



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