Out Boulder County

The vision of Out Boulder County is that Boulder County serves as a model of equality, respect, and well-being for LGBTQ people. Our mission is to educate, advocate and provide services, programs and support for Boulder County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.

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Pride Festivals

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
Gays/Lesbians
At-Risk Populations
Ethnic/Racial Minorities

Description

Each year Out Boulder County produces 2 separate Pride celebrations: Longmont and Boulder. These festivals bring together thousands of individuals and businesses to celebrate the LGBTQ community and strengthen us as we move forward toward full inclusion in society.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This past June over 2,000 people gathered in Longmont for Pride which was double the number who attended in the previous year. Additionally, we programmed an entire week's worth of events leading up to the festival itself.

Boulder Pridefest grows each year and we anticipate that happening again in 2017.

Transgender Programs

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children ages 5 to 21
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Out Boulder County provides support groups in Boulder and Longmont for Transgender, GenderQueer, GenderFluid and NonBinary community members. We serve over 30 people a week through these two groups. Additionally, we have social programming that includes a pool party and a barbecue.

There is a Trans Steering Committee that is responsible with staff support for planning and presenting Trans Awareness Week each November.

Out Boulder County manages a page on our website for transgender medical services in Boulder County.

We have a 13 to 18 trans support group that meets twice a month.
We partner with TYES for programming for youth between 6 and 12 years of age.

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Evidence of Program's Success

This is a brand new program. We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of people reaching out for connection and attending groups.

Speaking Out

Class

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Gays/Lesbians
General Public/Unspecified
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

Speaking Out is an all-volunteer LGBTQ and Allied educational speakers' bureau. Speaking Out conducts approximately 60 community speaking engagements annually in local middle school, high school, and college classrooms. Speaking Out also talks with business, organizations and community groups.

By utilizing storytelling and personal connections, Speaking Out's mission is to cultivate awareness and understanding of LGBTQ lives and experiences.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Long term success for this program is the complete acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and young adults in Boulder County. Indicators would be a decrease in the higher levels of risk shown by LGBT youth in the Boulder County Youth Risk Behavior Survey as well as lower and then no reports of increased harassment by other students.

OUT Youth

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Children ages 5 to 21
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender

Description

Based on the "best practices" resiliency model, the goal of Out Boulder County's youth programming is to help youth thrive and flourish in their personal lives, and in the broader community, now and in the future. OUT Youth offers opportunities for leadership, social justice education and advocacy, volunteerism, social events, and special projects.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Out Youth graduates will see their experiences as strength in their personal development.

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