I started interning with Out Boulder two months ago when my dear friend from Naropa University referred me to their organization. I applied online and received a response almost immediately from the Volunteer Coordinator, Nate George, who welcomed me on board within the following week. My first day volunteering was similar to being adopted into a quaint, loving family.
It's time to support Out Boulder County in a BIG Way! We've secured an additional office on Main Street in Longmont. We’ve also changed our name to Out Boulder County to better reflect the work we do in support of the mission of the organization.
Home O' Hope was founded in 2008 from the combined passions of two therapists in the Boulder community, SE Rafferty, LPC, LAC and Amy Winchester, MA, LPC. Both women have similar experience working within the Department of Human Services and Foster Care systems in Boulder and Denver. Before coming together on Home O' Hope, they had independently worked with LGBTQ kids who were struggling with their identities within the system.
This past year has been an unprecedented year of visibility for the transgender community. Janet Mock started her show on MSNBC, the first in history hosted by a transgender person. We also saw trans people honored by awards, shown in film, portrayed on TV, and we even saw our stories told to the next generation through children's books.
Grateful for this lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community,
Grateful for our volunteers,
Grateful for our community partners,
Grateful for our allies,
Grateful for our board,
And grateful for you!
Dave Ensign will be the recipient of this year’s Boulder County AIDS Project Local Legends award for his decades of service to the LGBTQ community in Boulder. He was on the Out Boulder Board for 5 years (Treasurer for 3 years and President for 1 year). Dave has also been the President of the BCAP Board for 2 years, and still hosts Out Boulder’s yearly Garden Party fundraiser, which has continued to be one of our most important events of the year.
In a concerted effort to add additional trans* voices to the public conversation about transgender identities and realities, Out Boulder is launching a Trans* Visibility Bus Board Campaign the week of September 7, 2015. This campaign is modeled after a similar effort conducted in Washington DC in 2012.
“SEA LEVEL IS FOR SISSIES” stared me in the face as I sat behind a blue Subaru waiting for a red light to change on the border of Boulder and Louisville. I could feel my blood pressure rising as my hands gripped tightly to my steering wheel. I started to notice the string of thoughts running through my head.
Sara Connell, Out Boulder's Education and Services Manager received the inaugural Transformation Award from The GLBT Community Center of Colorado last night at their first ever Transgender Program Fundraiser, A Midsummer Night's Dream.