LGBTQ+

At The Other Road Counseling, we are a queer-affirming and safe space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. At our practice, we acknowledge that LGBTQ+ Coloradans are at a higher risk for experiencing mental health issues. We see you, we are here for you, and most importantly, we hear you. We believe that each person has a unique story to tell and we want to listen to yours. We are excited to share our expertise with you. Come as you are!

  • We work with children, adolescents, and adults
  • We specialize in gender-affirming clinical treatment of gender/body dysphoria, trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, grief and loss.
  • We utilize strengths-based, trauma-informed, and person-centered, evidence-based treatment modalities.
  • We provide a queer-informed framework
  • We emphasize queer resilience and vitality

LGBTQ+ Resources

  • Below are some resources that we have collected for our queer friends and allies in the Northern Colorado region.Resources Loving More

    PO Box 1658

    Loveland,CO 80539

    970-667-5683

    www.LoveMore.com

    -An organization dedicated to support, education and awareness of polyamory as a valid choice in loving relationships and family lifestyle.

    OUT Boulder County: Boulder and Longmont

    303.499.5777

    https://www.facebook.com/OutBoulderPride

    -Provides education, advocacy, services, and support for Boulder County’s LGBTQ communities, with transgender programs, a youth film project, trans adult and youth support groups, community cafes, art projects, yoga classes, and community activism.

    PFLAG

    PFLAG Fort Collins/Northern Colorado

    305 West Magnolia Street

    PMB 117

    Fort Collins, CO 80521

    970-407-0300

    pflagnoco@gmail.com

    -PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) persons, their families and friends. Families and allies of LGBT+ 2nd Monday 7pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Collins.

    The Center on Colfax (Denver)

    1301 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218

    (303) 733-7743

    https://www.facebook.com/CenterOnColfax

    Engages, empowers, enriches, and advances the community through statewide advocacy and nationally recognized cultural and educational programming. Provides transgender programs, SAGE of the Rockies (offers activities and events that focus on health, housing, legal and financial planning, legacy, and social connection, specifically for LGBT persons age 50+), legal program, Rainbow Alley, PrideFest, LGBT Family Program, RANGE Consulting (for HR training and consulting), and Colorado LGBT History Project.

    Planned Parenthood Fort Collins

    825 South Shields St, Suites 4-7

    Fort Collins, CO 80521

    970-797-1841

    www.PlannedParenthood.org

    -Planned Parenthood offers numerous services for the gay community including STD and HIV testing and prostate and testicular cancer screenings.

    SILK – A Social Group for Lesbians in Northern Colorado

    Fort Collins, CO

    www.meetup.com/SILK-Colorado

    -Celebrating FIVE amazing years of community and connection in northern Colorado!  SILK was founded on January 24, 2008 and was one of the first lesbian Meetup Groups in Colorado! We maintain an active membership of singles and couples and we total well over 200 women – we add new friends and faces every week!

    SPLASH- LGBTQIA+ Youth

    Larimer and Weld Counties

    https://www.facebook.com/SPLASHnoco/

    -A space where youth 12-18 can feel safe to connect with other alternative youth. This is an inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly space where all youth are welcome to drop in.

    We have parent resources as well.

    Rainbow Elders Boulder County

    303-441-4518

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/Rainbow-Elders-of-Boulder-County

    -Boulder County Area Agency on Aging maintains a confidential email and surface mail list of self-identified LGBT elders (age 60+) and professional allies. Sends monthly notices of activities of interest, including community events. Annually hosts “The Lavender Gala.”

    OASOS Programs: Boulder and Longmont

    303-579-2676

    www.facebook.com/OASOSatBCPH

    -Provides positive support and fun for LGBTQIA+ youth 13-18 (12 with parent/guardian permission), with peer youth groups, leadership opportunities, advocacy, support and referrals, and trainings on LGBTQIA+ health and inclusion for school staff, students, health care providers, and other youth-serving professionals.

    Trans Youth Education & Support of Colorado

    https://tyes-colorado.org

    (720) 443-7708

    TYES empowers and supports families and caregivers of gender expansive youth by providing resources, education, outreach, and advocacy, in order to create supportive environments that allow youth to experience the joy of authenticity.

    BConnectedColorado

    www.meetup.com/Denver-Metro-Bisexuals-Social-Club/

    -This group is for any and all bisexuals (as well as pansexuals–we just decided to go with a more familiar label for the group) in the Boulder, Longmont, and Denver area who want to meet other polyamorous or non-polyamorous bisexuals to socialize and have community with. All genders are welcome. Hosts two events a month (give or take). A night out in Denver at Ace Eat Serve, and an in-home potluck brunch in Longmont, open to anyone in the LGBTQ community, called Queers & Quiche. Meet-ups at coffee shops, craft nights in Denver, and First Fridays at Tracks.

    Queer Dharma Group and Forum

    www.facebook.com/Boulder-Queer-Dharma-Group-544588655674966/

    www.boulder.shambhala.org

    -The Boulder Queer Dharma Group meets on the third Sunday of the month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Boulder Queer Dharma is a forum created to study and practice meditation and Dharma as well as to contemplate and discuss topics relating to LGBTQ interests/concerns and to socialize in a welcoming, supportive space. All are welcome, regardless of meditation experience, spiritual or religious tradition, age, gender, or sexual identity.

    Do you love reading as much as we do? Here are some essential books on the queer/LGBTQ+ experience and finding resilience:

    Boy Erased

    by Garrard Conley

    Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program, Garrad Conley was supposed to emerge heterosexual. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness.

    Lot

    by Bryan Washington

    Bryan Washington’s brilliant, viscerally drawn world vibrates with energy, wit, raw power, and the infinite longing of people searching for home. With soulful insight into what makes a community, a family, and a life, Lot explores trust and love in all its unsparing and unsteady forms.

    Untamed

    by Glennon Doyle

    In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, activist, speaker, and bestselling author, Glennon Doyle explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet others’ expectations and start trusting the voice deep within us.

    Sissy

    by Jacob Tobia

    A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it’s like to grow up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.

    Romance in Marseille

    by Claude McKay

    The pioneering novel of physical disability, transatlantic travel, and black international politics. A vital document of black modernism and one of the earliest overtly queer fictions in the African American tradition.

    Gender Outlaw

    by Kate Bornstein

    On one level, Gender Outlaw details Bornstein’s transformation from heterosexual male to lesbian woman, from a one-time IBM salesperson to a playwright and performance artist. But this particular coming-of-age story is also a provocative investigation into our notions of male and female, from a self-described nonbinary transfeminine diesel femme dyke who never stops questioning our cultural assumptions.

    Becoming Nicole

    by Amy Ellis Nutt

    The inspiring true story of a transgender girl, her identical twin brother, and an ordinary American family’s extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.

    ‘Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio’

    By Rigoberto González, Illustrated by Cecilia Concepción Álvarez

    This bilingual book explores Mother’s Day from a boy’s point of view as he deals with classmates making fun of his mom’s partner, Leslie. He also learns how to show his appreciation for the women in his life who love him.

    From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

    By Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Wai-Yant Li and Kai Yun Ching

    This book tackles the topic of gender fluidity for children and encourages them to explore their identities.