LGBTQ News and Events for February 8th, 2017

Today in LGBTQ History  -  February 8th, 1977: White House aide Midge Constanza meets  with officers of the National Gay Task Force to discuss what the Carter administration can do to further the cause of gay rights.  Constanza is one of the first major advocates for LGBT people in the federal government.  [ Source

Important Announcements:

OBC on Main has a phone number! 
You can call our Longmont Office at 720-600-4138

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Help Us Plan Longmont Pride!

Dear ,

Are you looking to be more involved in Out Boulder County's Longmont Pride this year? Do you have creative ideas about how we can make Longmont Pride even better than our record-breaking event in 2016?

If so, join us for our Longmont Pride Planning Kickoff Party on Monday, February 20th from 5:30 to 7 PM.

We will discuss different groups to work on coordinating performers, running social media for the event, planning the dance party and more!

Please email me at Jmoreno@outboulder.org if you're interested or if you have any questions!

With Pride,

Juan Moreno
Development and Special Events Manager

Boulder Burlesque Presents: 
Leather and Lace, A Benefit for Out Boulder County

Join us as we explore the beauty of Leather and Lace in a Valentine's Day burlesque show. Madame Merci and the dancers of Boulder Burlesque will take you on a journey into the exploration of Love. Out Boulder County will receive 15% of ticket sales.

February 10th, 11th, and 12th 
At Alchemy of Movement
Doors: 6:30p, Show starts: 7:00p

Get your tickets today at www.leathernlace.bpt.me
Youth Haven: A Space For Homeless, Foster Care, 
and Housing Insecure LGBTQ Teens

Need a safe space to hang out? 

Would you like help with foster care, housing, and other support? 

Come have a warm meal, connect with other LGBTQIA teens, and get connected to resources like tutors, health care workers, and workplaces hiring young people. Bus tickets are available to help you join us! 

Text (303) 704-4618, email mratliff@outboulder.org, or add Martha Out Boulder on Facebook if you have any questions.

When: Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 PM
Where: Longmont Public Library, 
      409 4th Ave, Longmont, CO

Basic Services Focus Group to Assess 
Needs for the LGBTQ Community in Boulder County

Please join us for this important focus group to give the Boulder Human Relations Commission information on what basic services (housing, employment, healthcare, etc.) are most essential for LGBTQ people in Boulder County. We need 15 folks in the room.

Dinner will be provided. 

You MUST RSVP to this event before attending. Email Mardi at mmoore@outboulder.org to reserve your spot and have your voice heard!
Speaking Out Winter  Training RESCHEDULED for 2/15


Please join us to be a part of this important volunteer project with Out Boulder County. Speaking Out is our all-volunteer speaker's bureau! We go into schools, nonprofits, and other groups to share our personal stories as LGBTQ people and allies.

Food will be provided, please arrive promptly at 5:30 to ensure we have enough time for a packed night. We'll start together by eating and covering some general announcements for the future of Speaking Out. After that, we will bre ak up into 2 groups, new volunteers and returning volunteers. 

When: February 15th from 5:30 to 8 PM
Where: First United Methodist Church, 
      1421 Spruce St, Boulder, CO

Calling All Youth for the Night of Noise Planning Committee

Join the youth committee and be a part of planning this year's Night Of Noise. Come have your voice heard and help organize an action to raise awareness of anti-LGBTQ bullying, share stories and break the silence after Day of Silence. 

Our first meeting will be at Out Boulder County's office on 463 Main Street in Longmont. 

Email, text or Facebook Martha if you are planning on attending or with any questions at: mratliff@outboulder.org, text (303)704-4618, or add "Martha Out Boulder" on Facebook.

When: Saturday, February 11th from 1 to 2:30 PM
Where: OBC on Main, 463 Main St, Longmont

Come See Sara's LGBTQ 101 
Presentation at This Community Event

Join Sara Connell from Out Boulder at the Women's Wilderness office for LGBTQ 101, an engaging and interactive workshop for people learning how to be more positive and effective allies of the LGBTQ community. 

Learn about: Language and pronouns Identity, including gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation How to be a truly supportive ally! 

Attendees do not need to have any prior knowledge of LGBTQ issues to attend. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in LGBTQ training, but who hasn't been able to bring Sara into their workplace.

Date: Wednesday February 22nd, 6-8 pm 

Location: Women's Wilderness Office, 
   2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder CO 80301 

Queermunidad:  A Group for 
LGBTQ Latinx People Meeting THIS FRIDAY

Nosotros tenemos el orgullo de anunciar nuestro nuevo grupo, Queermunidad! El grupo se une cada segundo viernes del mes en OBC on Main (463 Main St, Longmont) de 6 - 8 PM .
El foco del grupo cambia cada mes. El próximo grupo estará mirando Mosquita y Mari, una película de amor entre dos Chicanas en la escuela secundaria. 

We are so excited to announce our newest continuing group, 
This group will meet every 2nd Friday of the month at the OBC on Main office (463 Main St, Longmont) from 6 - 8 PM.  The focus of the group will be different every month. Next group, we will be watching Mosquita y Mari, a film about queer love between two Chicana high schoolers.

Help Us Plan This Year's LGBTQ Queer Youth Dance!!

Come get involved in planning this year's LGBTQ and Allied Youth Dance! Activities will include planning theme and decorations, organizing music, marketing the event, and planning general activities. 

We have two positions available for paid youth leaders as Volunteer Organizer and Art Director. 

Email, text or Facebook Martha if you are planning on attending or with any questions at: mratliff@outboulder.org, text (303)704-4618, or add "Martha Out Boulder" on Facebook.

When: Saturday, February 11th from 3 to 4:30 PM
Where: OBC on Main, 463 Main St, Longmont

In The Community: Immigrant Issues 
and Allyship on KGNU's Outsources

This week's Outsources show focuses on immigrants and their allies, a topic that has taken on particular salience in the past two weeks. 

OutSources contributors Glenda Russell and Janis Bohan talked with Marco Dorado, Program Coordinator for the University of Denver's Latino Leadership Institute, and Erika Blum, Grassroots Fundraising Manager and Northern Area Support Person with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition! Click here to listen  to their conversation about what's ahead for nonprofits in Boulder County.

Also, don't forget to check out Outsources every Monday at 6:30 PM for more LGBTQ conversations on KGNU!


Denver PFLAG Scholarship Program is delighted to invite you to our annual scholarship program event on February 11th to raise money for our scholarship awards. 

Join us at Artwork Network in Denver for our wonderful program from 7 to 9 PM. Enjoy our amazing auction items, delicious appetizers, two tickets for beer and wine, and lots of fun for everyone. 

You'll love Yolanda Deherrera in full, fabulous drag. And we're excited to present Spinphony Electric String Quartet as our incredible headliner for the evening. Spinphony will light up our evening with mashed-up, rocked-out versions of classical music.


Come see Grant's art, now hanging at OBC on Main!

Half way through his first semester of art school, digital artist and creator of Nogland, Grant Wallich, began to feel the need for a less restrictive, regimented environment and left to follow his own path of learning, creation, and experimentation. Since making the decision Wallich has done numerous gallery showings in Denver and Las Vegas, and a large amount of freelance work.

Wallich's initial artistic endeavors were graffiti and street art, but eventually he found his very own niche in a highly colorful, occasionally grotesque, surreal style. His pieces are thought provoking; often poking fun at the downsides of modern day society.

While Grant's artistic medium is primarily (self taught) digital painting, he also utilizes oil and watercolor painting, pen and ink, airbrushing, sculpting and Photoshop. Nogland creations vary from the nightmarishly morbid, to the whimsically cute. Regardless of the viewer's aesthetic opinion, Wallich's pieces are sure to invoke a reaction, and will leave the viewer with a lasting impression.

PFLAG and TYES Art Therapy Event

During these times of uncertainty and change in our government, the LGBT community needs as many safe places as possible to be in community and to stay connected. Art therapy, whether individual or group, is an effective and important therapy that can help LGBT youth slow down and meditate on how they see themselves fitting into the world.

There will also be a confidential support group from TYES at 2pm at the same venue. The TYES support group is for parents and caregivers of gender expansive youth only. Please call (720) 443-7708 with questions.

When: Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
Where: First United Methodist Church, 
     1421 Spruce Street, Boulder

Community Calendar           

That's not all! Check out these other upcoming events in our community, click on the links below and find out more.

Weekly Events:

2/8:    OASOS Youth Support Group (Wednesdays)

Monthly Events:

Out Boulder County Office Hours  

The following are   the Pridehouse's regular office hours. If you need to visit us outside of these hours please contact  info@outboulder.org for an appointment. 

The Pridehouse is located at 2132 14th Street. 

Out Boulder County on Main is located in Longmont at 463 Main St. Hope to see you soon!   


Both locations are open 

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 4 pm


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