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Manhattan Middle School

This week, the community spotlight turns into a FLOOD LIGHTS and they are all aimed at Manhattan Middle School, the amazing young people that attend the school, and the absolutely revolutionary, loving faculty and staff that make Manhattan a place of equality, respect, and well being for all that enter the school.  

Manhattan Middle School held an assembly for their entire student body this past Friday with the intention to educate and empower each and every one of the students to create a culture of love and support, one of true camaraderie. Where curiosity about the things that make us different is valued over picking on, or making fun of those differences.  

Approximately 450 people gathered in the Phoenix auditorium and actively engaged  with a variety of messages highlighting the impact that words and phrases like "That's so gay" and "That's so retarded" as well as the richness in being of different cultural and ethnic heritage.

We were treated to a wonderful concert by the school's own choir and by the acclaimed Denver Gay Men's Chorus too!  Immediately following, students returned to their classrooms to craft the strategy to stamp out bullying in their school.
As Kathleen Sepeda, member of Out Boulder's board of directors put it, "something beautiful happened at Manhattan Middle School this past Friday, and it is inevitable to feel excitement for all the infinite possibilities that lie ahead.   It takes only one very courageous school to set the tone"  Manhattan Middle School has stepped up to that challenge and takes the lead in the effort to create truly safe and embracing Boulder Valley Schools.  

Manhattan Middle School Phoenix, shine bright and continue to R.I.S.E!

       ( Respect, Individual Responsibility, Safety, Excellence)

 

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Mission: to provide a venue for screening the works of established and emerging gay, lesbian, bisexual, trangender and queer video and film makers or others who portray our community in a positive and affirmative light;to bring noteworthy films by local, national and international talent to Front Range audiences, including films that may not otherwise see distribution in area theaters; and,  to provide the GLBTQ community an avenue for countering invisibility and misinformation by providing a forum for viewing films that depict our lives and loves, and for discussing t

Mission: "Boulder Bacchus" is an informal group interested in investigating the world of wines in a social setting.
It is open to all GBLT persons and friends.
Email: Boulderbacchus@yahoo.com 
Hours: All wine tastings are held on the 1ST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00 p.m. 

Mission: The mission of the Boulder County
AIDS Project is twofold: to provide support, advocacy and education to those in
our community who are infected with or affected by HIV and to serve as an
outreach and information center to prevent further transmission of HIV and
AIDS.

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Contact: Nancy Grimes, LGBT Program Specialist

Phone: 303-441-3583

E-mail: infoLGBTelders@bouldercounty.org

Facebook: Rainbow Elders of Boulder County

Website: www.projectvisibility.org 

Mission: Promotes the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth, staff, and parents in the Boulder Valley School District.
Phone: 303-494-8171
Email: bouldersafeschools@yahoo.com 

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Phone: 303-442-5160
Email: info@bvwhc.org

Mission: The Colorado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to ending violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of Colorado and ensuring the highest quality services are provided to victims of bias, domestic, sexual, and enforcement violence.
Phone: 303-839-5204
Email: info@coavp.org

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Address: Center for Community (C4C) N450 
Phone:  (303) 492-1377 
Email: glbtrc@colorado.edu
Hours
: 9:00-5:00 Monday through Friday  

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For more information on activities and to get on the mailing list, please visit their webpage.  

The OASOS program aims to increase healthy behaviors and decrease risky behaviors among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ) youth through support, advocacy, and education.
Phone: 303-678-6139

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Mailing Address: PFLAG Boulder County
Post Office Box 19696
Boulder, Colorado 80308
Phone: 303-444-8164
Email: info@pflagboulder.org

 

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Address: 1030 Boston Avenue, Longmont 
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