Off-Campus Resources

Denver and Colorado have many resources and supports for the LGBTQ+ community.  Though not always specific to the Trans Community, the below resources are locations for support with health and well-being, legal advocacy, and community care.  If there is a resource or organization that has been pivotal in your life, please let us know and we can add them to the list. Email us at 

Denver & Colorado Resources

  • Community Programs & Partnerships

    The Center on Colfax, One Colorado, and Youth Seen

    The Center on Colfax

    The Center on Colfax opened in 1976 and has grown to become the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region, giving voice to Colorado's LGBTQ+ community and playing a pivotal role in statewide initiatives to reduce harassment and discrimination. Today they are focused on fulfilling our mission by ensuring that every member of the LGBTQ community has access to the programs and resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.

    Transgender Programs at the Center on Colfax

    The Center's Transgender Program is a welcoming, affirming space for transgender and gender diverse individuals to get together and build community. There are a number of weekly and monthly social support groups to attend and connect with others. They offer engaging classes, such as yoga or art workshops, as well as host community discussions and provide fingerprinting services on-site.

    Rainbow Alley (LGBTQ+ Youth) at the Center on Colfax

    Rainbow Alley is a safe, brave space where LGBTQ youth (ages 11-21) and their allies find support and acceptance. They provide a drop-in space, youth-led events and activities, counseling and support groups, health services and life skills—all in a warm and welcoming environment. Services and events are free.

    One Colorado 

    Colorado Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Network at One Colorado

    A coalition of student-initiated and student-run clubs with a goal of empowering LGBTQ+ and allied students to combat bullying and harassment in their schools. While primarily focused on middle and high school students, they also provide opportunities for college-level GSA leadership development, mentorship opportunities, resources for both students and educators in all levels of education. 

    Youth Seen 

    Youth Seen works with communities and stands as a leader in our local Colorado area, and beyond, for establishing partnerships with groups who specifically tailor their resources, education and outreach to youth and young BIPoC + LGBTQIA+ community. Youth Seen strives to highlight the intersections that many communities of color face when addressing social issues that impact families that identify under the umbrella of LGBTQI. Youth Seen is the primary organizer for Black Pride Colorado

  • Legal Advocacy

    One Colorado, and Colorado Name Change Project

    One Colorado 

    One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families. They effectively advocate for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ+ health and human services.

    Colorado Name Change Project

    The Colorado Name Change Project connects folks with information and forms on how to update your name and gender marker in the State of Colorado. Their goal is to help you better understand and navigate the process of changing your name and/or your gender marker. They have automated the forms needed for an Adult and Minor Name Changes in Colorado and are working on form packages for Gender Marker Change. They also provide educational workshops and are sometimes available to provide financial assistance for name change fees and fingerprinting.

  • Mental Health & Recovery Support

    Envision: You, Mile High Behavioral Health Care & The Denver Element, and Transgender Center of the Rockies

    Envision: You 

    Supports, educates, and empowers members of Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community who are living with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. Envision:You educates the public about and builds awareness of mental health and substance use disorders and treatments; provides education, training, and resources to expand the availability of culturally affirming treatment services; and advocates for changes to local and state-wide policies to advance equity for LGBTQ+ individuals living with mental health and substance use disorders. Envision:You also collaborates with partners and allies to enhance training, research, education, and resources to support LGBTQ+ Coloradans in achieving optimal mental health and wellbeing.

    Mile High Behavioral Health Care & The Denver Element

    Mile High Behavioral Healthcare brings a caring, seamless continuum of behavioral healthcare to the most vulnerable in our community—offering affordable care and housing services with focused programs to address life challenges. They also house multiple LGBTQ+ social and community-based support programs including Transgender Center of the Rockies, The Denver Element and Denver Pique Social Group.

    Transgender Center of the Rockies 

    The Transgender Center of the Rockies provides holistic gender-affirming services to support transgender and gender-expansive individuals. Their goal is to empower individuals to live whole and authentic lives. They provide social-emotional support and substance use treatment for the adult Colorado Trans community with clinical groups, individual counseling, peer-led support groups, employment, PreP case management, and community events.

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National Resources

  • The Trevor Project

    Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ young people under 25. Their trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgement-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386. Text-based chat and other support resources also available.

  • Trans Lifeline

    A grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to Trans people in crisis – for the Trans community, by the Trans community. Calls and support are free.

  • National Center for Transgender Equality

    NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors, a volunteer staff of one, and donated office space, they set out to accomplish what no one had yet done: provide a powerful transgender advocacy presence in Washington, DC. Today, NCTE is a team of hardworking staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people.

  • Matthew’s Place – Matthew Shepard Foundation

    An online village designed to provide young people with the resources they need to thrive in this world, make a difference, and gain tools to lead healthy, productive, hate-free lives. It provides a wealth of materials including regular blogs from a dedicated group of young people making a difference in their own communities. Matthew’s Place is a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998.

    Matthew’s Place features interviews with individuals in the LGBT and allied community and an in-depth list of shelters, outreach centers, and empowerment programs that are welcoming of youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

  • Trans Youth Family Allies

    A TransYouth Family Ally (TYFA) is any person or organization who is supportive of Trans, gender variant and gender questioning children and their families and can uphold the mission of TYFA. An ally is someone upon whom the organization can depend to be a consistent witness, expert or other professional representative who will not only endorse the message and mission of TYFA, but will do so unequivocally. They also have resources for parents and families of transgender youth and young adults.


    Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization.

    PFLAG is the first and largest organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.