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.
My last day will be this Thursday, July 9 after four years of incredible, heart-warming, fulfilling work at Out Boulder. The community -- YOU -- is what has made my work what it has been. Out Boulder has been my home and you have been my family. From Speaking Out to Health & Wellness programming, from Pridefest to Trans Awareness Week, I have been honored to be part of such great offerings to our community.
The picture above was a rally in front of the Courthouse in Friday night! Thank you to so many of you who “came out”. The United States Supreme Court finally caught up with the reality of our lives and acknowledged that our relationships are steeped in love, centered in commitment and anchored in authentic partnerships. We've always been in committed loving relationships but never had the rights and responsibilities associated with marriage. It's a brand-new day!
Out Boulder Celebrates Ruling on Marriage Equality
BOULDER, CO. – On this historic date of June 26th the United States Supreme Court with a 5-4 decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case ruled that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right that cannot be denied by any government in this country.