A back to school resource guide for northern Colorado LGBT youth

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October 3, 2011 | 9:36 am
(Updated: February 25, 2013 | 6:33 pm)

It’s back-to-school days – or “golden rule days” – for many of us. If you are wondering where to turn for support, help, or answers to your LGBT questions, we’ve got you covered.

For many out-of-town students attending school in northern Colorado, being so far from home can certainly feel scary. Being without your network of family, friends or local LGBT community resources around you to count on for support can make things even tougher. And there are others who are returning to school and questioning their sexual or gender identity for the first time.

Where do you get the answers and support?

I remember having these same feelings when I was returning to school.

Back in the day, we had no student support organizations in our schools like GSAs, LGBT resource centers or community organizations to turn to for support.  We were lucky if our communities had an LGBT community center to turn to for help.

School was not a very positive experience for me.

Things are very different now, thank goodness. As I shared above, if you are new to northern Colorado and attending school here, or a resident here and returning to school but discovering who you are or have questions there are plenty of great resources to help and support you.

No matter where you live and attend school, no matter your age or grade, there is help available; don’t ever feel like you have to go it alone.

Below is a list of resources in communities on the Northern Front Range. But please, if you live outside of one of these counties and want help and support, call the one closest to you and they will help you locate an agency or resource in your area.

LARIMER COUNTY

Lambda Community Center
970-221-3247

http://lambdacenter.org

Colorado State University
GLBT Resource Center
970-491-4342

http://glbtss.colostate.edu

Front Range Community College
Gay Straight Alliance
970-204-4342

http://frontrange.edu/Current-Students/Student-Life/Larimer/Clubs-and-Organizations/Gay-Straight-Alliance.aspx

Northern Colorado AIDS Project
970-484-4469

http://ncaids.org

BOULDER COUNTY

OutBoulder GLBT Community Center
303-499-5777

http://outboulder.org

St. Vrain Valley Safe Schools Coalition
Boulder County Public Health
303-413-7512
http://bouldercounty.org/ help/health/pages/svvssc.aspx

University of Colorado at Boulder
GLBTQ Resource Center
303-492-1377

http://colorado.edu/GLBTQRC/index.html

Boulder County AIDS Project
303-444-6121

http://bcap.org/index.html

WELD COUNTY

Lambda Community Center
Weld County Outreach Office
970-221-3247, ext. 2

University of Northern Colorado GLBTA Resource Office
970-351-2906

http://unco.edu/glbta

Aims Community College
Gay Straight Alliance
970-339-6394

http://aims.edu/student/studentlife/resources/gay_straight_alliance.htm

Northern Colorado AIDS Project
970.580.4498

http://ncaids.org

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