A young gay man walks down Pearl street seeing dozens and dozens of flags hung in the windows of every shop and restaurant. He realizes that, even if the world might not be a perfect place right now, that we are slowly moving in the right direction. For him, that flag doesn’t represent Pride. It represents Hope. For him, Hope is a right.
We have received a small grant to support LGBTQ+ veterans. We are planning an initial meeting to hear what local vets want this programming to be. If you are an LGBTQ+ veteran, please contact Michal (email@example.com) so that we can include your input. As we hear back, we will schedule this meeting in order to move forward.
Out Boulder County (OBC) se esfuerza por ofrecer apoyo y programación a todos los sectores de nuestra comunidad local lesbiana, gay, bisexual, transgénero, queer (LGBTQ), y cuestionando, especialmente aquellos que más lo necesitan. Como comunidad que abarca todos los demás grupos demográficos, estamos trabajando para convertirnos en una organización inclusiva que reconozca y celebre nuestra unidad, así como nuestra diversidad.
Out Boulder County (OBC) strives to offer support and programming to all sectors of our local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) community, especially those at greatest need.
It was 1985 and I was walking down Castro Street toward Market on a gorgeous June San Francisco day. I had graduated from High School in Houston, Texas just a week earlier and now I was surrounded by the exact opposite of where I had grown up – a liberal fantasyland which felt truly unreal – yet it wasn’t the rainbow flag festooned boulevard then that it is today; instead, black bunting and sorrow ruled the neighborhood.
I am somewhat competitive in nature so I want to challenge you- call it a dare. But let me tell you why before I tell you what the challenge is. A few months ago, I was talking with some friends of mine who are trans like me, and asked them if they planned on going to one of OBC’s upcoming events.
I joined Out Boulder County as a board member committed to naming and dismantling the whiteness that governs queer spaces in our community. I came to lead a transformation -- not to help Out Boulder County be more inclusive of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) -- but to center the lived experiences of QTPOC in our work. So far, I have been surprised and inspired by how the [predominantly white] leadership of our organization is committed to fostering difficult conversations about racism and whiteness.