The LGBTQ community has come a long way in the past couple of decades. This is largely due to a cohort of organizations that provide resources to the people who identify as such. Whether that's healthcare, counseling, employment resources, or communities, Boulder has a plethora of resources that help people succeed and be healthy, whether that's physically, emotionally, or socially.
We figured it's a good idea to consolidate many of those resources into a post that people can refer to when they need something.
Boulder LGBTQ Social Resources
Ok, shameless self promotion. DV8 Distillery isn't quite a Boulder gay bar, per se. We are a music venue and distillery that throws eclectic, underground events for people who enjoy dancing, drinking, and socializing. The best way to describe our space is somewhere between an LGBTQ bar and Burning Man. DV8 prides itself in being a safe space for exploration, connection, dance, art, music, responsible drinking, play, and amusement.
We host a bunch of different parties, such as raves, bands, drag shows, comedy shows, burlesque, kink parties, and more.
Boulder CO Guerilla Gay Bar
The Boulder CO Guerilla Gay Bar is a social group that plans pop up events all across the city. They throw events at Trident, Supermoon, DV8, and more. They don't require you to be any denomination to attend either, so whether you're LGBTQ or just an ally, they encourage you to attend any of their events.
Prop Gay is another social group that plans events around Boulder that are gay-friendly.
Boulder LGBTQ Legal Resources
OutBoulder has a great list of legal resources that help empower LGBTQ folk:
City of Boulder Office of Human Rights
The City of Boulder Office of Human Rights has three work areas: (1) Human Rights Ordinance: Prohibits unjust housing and employment discrimination. (2) Failure to Pay Wages Ordinance: Provides protection for workers who are not paid or are underpaid. (3) Community Relations Program: Builds relationships among the various communities in Boulder by fostering interaction and respect.
303-441-3140 1101 Arapahoe Ave, Second Floor, Boulder, CO
Colorado Name Change Project
Attorney Emma Shinn founded the CNCP to assist transgender individuals with the complex process for updating their legal name and gender marker in Colorado.
Colorado Legal Services
The mission of the Colorado Legal Services Center is to provide comprehensive civil legal services of the highest quality to as many low-income and vulnerable groups as possible. You must complete an application on their website in order to receive services.
Community Mediation Service
Disputes involving landlords and tenants, roommates, neighbors, seniors, parents and their teenage children, teens and their teenage parents, victims and criminals, schools, nonprofit agencies, City of Boulder, race and cross-cultural relations, and human rights are handled by the City of Boulder Community Mediation Service.
Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice
With the assistance of the TPRJ in the 20th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the district attorney's office delivers a high-quality diversion program that emphasizes accountability and prevention, applies restorative justice practices and principles, implements services that are matched to needs, and decreases recidivism risk to effectively accomplish community safety.
Upsolve - Free Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Filing
Founded in 2007, Upsolve provides free bankruptcy filings to low-income families. Thousands of families have so far been able to free themselves of debt at no cost.
Workforce Boulder County, a Colorado Workforce Center, provides a range of services to job seekers and businesses.
Connecting Colorado is a free service provided by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment, which enables job seekers to post their resumes and search for job opportunities at no charge.