Transgender in Colorado

The following is a list of organizations who support Transgender and Gender Variant individuals in Colorado.  If we have missed your organization or you find an error please let us know.  We strive to keep this list as up to date as possible.  Since we are Colorado’s first Transgender organization we listed ourselves first.

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado located in Denver.  We have recently expanded our services focusing on Counseling, Support, and Education.  We offer low cost (sliding scale) counseling and guidance in transition by professionals. 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 us to schedule an informative presentation.  We also sponsor Gold Rush each year which is a Gender Identity conference focused on Education, Support, and Advocacy.  Support groups meet throughout the week and special events occur throughout the month.  We have drop in hours seven days a week 9a -9p, closed the last two weeks of 2015.  https://giccolorado.org/ or call 303-202-6466.

The GLBT Center 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 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.  For more info: 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.  PAGE website – http://cospage.wix.com/pagecosprings, Email, cospage@gmail.com for more info and ask to be added to their mailing list.

Pueblo Trans Support Group – Pueblo has their own Transgender Support Group: Meets every 1st and 3rd Saturday 6pm at the Colorado Wins building, 304 S Union Pueblo CO 81002 — phone 719-250-8667.  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.

Note the location is not at the church any longer, but at the Colorado Wins building, so remove the sentence following the address.  Thanks again.  Not sure why system won’t connect, but it won’t so I leave this to you.  

NoCoPride is now the place to go in Ft. Collins.  Support groups and other social activities in the Fort Collins area are now found at NoCoPride.com.  Eclectic Transgender Support & Social Group is the place for education, support, and social activities for the Transgender/Genderqueer/Intersex community of Northern Colorado. Eclectic meets 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Dazbog coffee 401 Mason Ct.  Ft Collins. They also have a new public Facebook page “Eclectic of Northern Colorado” find a link on the nocopride page.

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

Survivors Organizing for Liberation (SOL) formerly known as 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 SOLcolorado.org or 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 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. 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 Support Group at the same time – 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/  There are 6 other groups within Colorado so check the main website for a list, Greely is the newest and may not be listed on the website, email: pflaggreeley@gmail.com or call 970-673-7674.

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 transgender.  You are welcome whether you identify as a Crossdresser, FTM or MTF Transsexual.  This group is moderated to ensure safety.  They do not open the group to single men unless sponsored by a group member.  You can sponsor a Significant Other 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/