Welcome to Out Boulder County!

Phone: 303-499-5777 (Boulder) & 720-600-4138 (Longmont) Email: info@outboulder.org

Connecting Boulder County's LGBTQ Community Since 1994

Youth Resources

LGBTQQ+ Youth Resources

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Out Boulder County resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth

Confidential Youth Line 303.704.4618

Boulder Pridehouse
2132 14th St.
Boulder CO 80302

OBC on Main
630 Main St.
Longmont CO 80501

Out Boulder County Youth Groups

Our youth program serves ages 13-18 (youth aged 12 with permission) who are LGBTQQ and allies.

Trans & Gender Expansive Youth: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 4-5:30 pm, Boulder Pridehouse
Arts & Activism: Tuesdays, 4-5:30 pm, Boulder Pridehouse
QTs Queer & Trans Youth: with OASOS, Thursdays, 4-6pm, Longmont YMCA: 950 Lashley
QTPOC youth group: we are in the process of creating programming specifically for queer and trans youth of color. Please contact Michal if you are interested in being involved: mduffy@outboulder.org

One-on-One Youth Support

Homework & Tutoring Support: available by appointment, all volunteers have been screened by background checks and are able to work with youth of all ages. Contact Desi to get connected at: dblackmon@outboulder.org
Referrals to therepists and other medical providers. Conversations with parents and larger adult support systems including teachers, prevention/interventionists, extended family, school administrators, and anyone else requested by the student.

Youth Leadership Development

Youth positions on the OBC Board of Directors
Paid youth internships for the LGBTQQ and Ally Youth Dance, Night of Noise Youth Summit, and other special events as funding allows
GSA community building events and workshops in partnership with OASOS
Youth Planning Committees for LGBTQQ and Ally Youth Dance and Night of Noise

Educational Support/Speaking Out Panels

 LGBTQ and allied volunteers speak on panels of 3-4 about life as an LGBTQA person. Plenty of time for Q&A. Speaking Out is our longest running program and is approved for Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley School Districts. Contact Desi for more information: dblackmon@outboulder.org

LGBTQ 101 & Allyship Trainings:

We offer trainings on sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation for classes, teachers & staff, businesses, agencies, & organizations. A solid LGBTQ 101 with plenty of time for Q&A and a safe space to ask questions and learn about LGBTQ issues and allyship. Contact Michal for more: mduffy@outboulder.org

Local Resources for LGBTQQ+ Youth

Resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth in Boulder County and beyond!

School Resources: Most schools in the area have GSA student groups for students.
Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition: volunteer, working group for LGBTQQ+ students, parents, & staff. mary.campbell@bvsd.org, https://bouldersafeschools.org/  
St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition: volunteer, working group for LGBTQQ+ students, parents, & staff. https://facebook.com/SVVSSC/, https://stvrainsafeschools.org/
A Queer Endeavor (CU Boulder School of Education): supports educators, districts, and school communities to affirm gender, sexual, and family diversity in education policies and practices in BVSD, SVVSD, and Adams 12. aqueerendeavor@colorado.edu, http://aqueerendeavor.org/

Support & HealthTYES- Trans Youth Education and Support: 720-443-7708, reaca@youthseen.org,  https://www.facebook.com/TYESgroup/, https://tyes-colorado.org/  
OASOS- Open & Affirming Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Support: Boulder County Public Health program for LGBTQQ+ youth. 303-579-2676, https://bouldercountyoasos.org/
PFLAG Boulder County: for parents, families, friends, and allies of LGBTQ people. 303-444-8164, info@pflagboulder.org, http://pflagboulder.org/  
Teen Clinic @ Boulder Valley Women’s Health Clinic: 303-442-5160, http://teenclinic.org/. Text free, anonymous questions: “ToTC [your question]” to 66746.

Crisis Resources:
Attention Homes: resources for homeless and runaway youth. 303-447-1207, https://attentionhomes.org/thesource/
SPAN-Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence: support & resources for people impacted by interpersonal violence. 303-444-2424, http://www.safehousealliance.org/
Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley: support & resources for people experiencing domestic abuse. 303-772-4422 (24hr crisis line), 303-772-0432 (office), http://www.safeshelterofstvrain.org/

Hot Lines:
Trans LifeLine: 1-877-565-8860, https://www.translifeline.org/
Trevor Project: Hotline: 1-866-488-7386, Textline: 1-202-304-1200, http://www.thetrevorproject.org
LGBT National Help Center: http://www.glbtnationalhelpcenter.org/
LGBT National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
Statewide Crisis Line: 1-888-885-1222
Child Crisis:  1-303-413-6388
Spanish Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2432
Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-8255

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