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LGBTQIA+ Resources
in Southwest Colorado

Queerness, for us, means any person falling underneath the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and adjacent communities.

Below are links across La Plata County and surrounding areas for the LGBTQ+ population, parents of LGBTQ+ youth, those in difficult situations and folks who would like more community connection for the Four Corners queer and ally population.  This list is always growing; let your friends know!


Resource Bulletin

Events, meeting groups or issue-specific support in Southwest Colorado and Four Corners Region for the 2SLGBTQIA+ and other vulnerable communities.

Ongoing Monthly Meetings

1st Thursday, 3rd Sunday

5:30-7:00PM
Transgender &
Gender Expansive Meetings


4STAR, 4Corners Support for Transgender people, Allies,and Relatives, serves the Four Corners region’s Transgender, Gender Expansive, and Intersex population and their families via support, information and networking.  Their bi-monthly support group is a simple gathering of local Transgender, nonbinary, gender-fluid, or otherwise identifying community members to connect, receive support, network and build community.


4Star Website 

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Wednesdays, 7-8pm

Queer & Sober AA


This is an AA group cultivated with queer people in mind.  While adhering to the twelve step program, Queer and Sober AA understands an organization (Alcoholics Anonymous) founded by beliefs of "god" or institutional religion can be off-putting in the queer community.  Without judgement, this group follows the readings, traditions, steps, and step work of AA, but removing rigid interpersonal challenges leaving many queer individuals ostracized in traditional AA. Short story: If you are LGBT+ in Southwest area and would like to live a sober life, this is the digital meeting group for you. 


Google Meet Link
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Tuesdays • 4:30pm
Oak Tree Youth Services

Young People in Recovery


Oak Tree Youth Resources offers a Young People in Recovery meeting for young voices in all areas of recovery.  If you are age 14-22 (or any young person) and are struggling with addiction, mental health problems or crisis, or any other issue you would like to seek out support from your peers about, this is a good meeting place.


Oak Tree Youth Services Website
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June 28 - August 9

Every Friday, 5:30-6:30pm

Healthy Relationships Support Group for the LGBTQIA+ Community


Let's talk about relationships and how to navigate them after trauma. In this peer-based support group we will talk about DV in LGBTQIA+ relationships, healthy forms of communication, grief, fear/ guilt,  identifying healthy relationships and most importantly self compassion. Each participant will receive a self care bag with a book, journal, and notepad. This support group is open to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community who is a survivor of domestic violence. 


Alternative Horizons Website
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June 26 - August 7

Every Wednesday, 5:30-6:30pm

Healthy Relationships Support Group for Indigenous Survivors


Alternative Horizons will be offering a 6-week support group for indigenous survivors of domestic violence. This in-person support group will be centered around healthy relationships. Topics will include identity, current and historical trauma, relationships with others and self, gender norms/expectations, and healthy communication. Come learn about healthy relationships in a safe space. Healing takes time and we welcome you wherever you are in your healing journey.


Alternative Horizons Website
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Hey you.
Yeah, you.



Let's actually
quit nicotine.




Do you vape? Lots of us too.  We don't necessarily love it, either.  Did you know LGBTQ+ individuals are targeted much more aggressively in tobacco and alcohol advertising?  The Alliance is taking a stand against the LGBTQ+ community being used as a target for addiction.  Learn more about everything Colorado is doing to combat big tobacco, advertising effects on the queer community, and creating healthier coping skills in quitting  with the Colorado Quitline through Tobacco Free Colorado.


How do we quit? By educating ourselves on the facts, being kind to ourselves, and remembering we are in this together.  You are stronger than your addiction, and there is a future after quitting nicotine.   Some of The Alliance's very own board members are quitting right there with you!  


Check out the video, Skylar is Stronger Without Tobacco to hear a first-hand account of tobacco use within the queer community.


Direct Links:

2SLGBTQIA+ Community and Nicotine

Tobacco Free Colorado

Colorado Quitline

Outside Links

Organization websites and helpful links across Southwest Colorado and the Four corners.

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The G, a part of Fort Lewis College focuses on events for the students at Fort Lewis, but also educating the public surrounding the school - all while inviting allies and supporters to see what the LGBT student population have been working on.  The G has put on art showcases, drag shows, etc, while also providing support across communities, safe genderqueer spaces, and exclusively queer events.   The G puts themselves at the forefront of queer education in the area

Oh, Planned Parenthood.  We love you.  Free HIV testing, education, and resources.  Gender-affirming healthcare.  Harm reduction services like fentanyl testing strips and safe-sex-before-and-after-care.  You offer so much to the LGBTQIA+ of Durango, La Plata, and the Southwest at large.  Thank you PPDGO!







The RYC provides resources to LGBTQIA+ youth and parents in Durango Colorado and Southwest Colorado, including support groups, educational opportunities, and social events.  Their passion for creating spaces for education and growth within our community is beyond inspiring.  Thank you RYC for all that you do!

The Hive offers art, music, and skate lessons while facilitating a sober conscious space for kids and teens to be themselves;  Utilizing their space for all types of creative endeavors, we consider The Hive to be a community pillar.  Punk shows, comedy, drag, and indoor skating, you could say they have fun.







Oak Tree Youth Resources has worked with hundreds of youth who cannot live at home due to many reasons, such as parental substance abuse, neglect, turning age 18, or youth pregnancy.  Oak Tree supports youth with their basic needs, education, employment, and housing instability.  They work to make a difference for the youth in the SouthWest.

4STAR, 4Corners Support for Transgender people, Allies, and Relatives, provides twice a month support groups as well as periodic networking, problem solving, and education for people living in the 4 Corners on what it means to be a transgender man or woman or a gender expansive person, and how to create inclusive policies for schools, work places, health care and community services.

 

Our mission is to create communities where each individual is celebrated for who they are and helped to get their needs met.  







Sexual Assault Services Organization 24 Hour hotline • 970-247-5400; Confidential, anonymous services.  SASO provides advocacy through those in need of resources surrounding S/A.  Support groups, cultural outreach, and well researched information on the facts vs myths of sexual assault can be found here.  The link above will direct you to the Durango SASO website.

The Alphabet Mafia, founded in 2023, works in conjunction with Sasha's Rainbow of Hope in providing quality events with a focus on sobriety, connection, and gratitude in Farmington, NM.  From movie nights to volleyball meet-ups, the Alphabet Mafia is hard at work in connecting rural queer community members.







Sasha's Rainbow of Hope is an LGBTQIA organization in Farmington, NM provides quality connections with the queer population in Durango.  Affiliated with the Alphabet Mafia, both of these organizations are hard at work to provide events, culture and friendship throughout Northern New Mexico and beyond.  

Alternative Horizons is the primary nongovernmental provider of nonresidential services for survivors of domestic violence in La Plata and San Juan Counties, providing help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  This organization is incredible in providing advocacy, support, and resource to those experiencing DV and other forms of abuse.







Ignacio Out and Equal Alliance is a 2SLGBTQIA+ organization in Ignacio.  They have worked diligently in supporting their queer community of Ignacio, the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, and surrounding areas.

TW / In the Weeds is a network of restaurant workers, managers, and owners aimed to decrease Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and benefit the mental health of the service industry through a top-down, middle-out, bottom-up approach in the community.  Please visit their website if you are a service worker or restaurant owner looking to stay healthy or keep staff healthy.







La Plata Family Centers Coalition (LPFCC) is a non-profit in Durango Colorado that serves the area in providing accessible services to empower and build stronger communities.  Whether it is their exhaustive resource list or their community garden, they are working to make La Plata County a brighter place!

Manna Soup Kitchen is quite possibly one of the best resources in the area for accessible groceries and other necessary items needed for daily living.  We cannot thank them enough for their tireless efforts in helping our unhoused, food insecure, and low income community members.  Thank you Manna!







Extension link for Tobacco Free Colorado, and even a link (also on website) relating to the LGBT population and tobacco advertising. Please use this link to access resources related to quitting smoking, vaping, finding smoke-free housing, community, and so much more.  Colorado is truly taking charge in fighting against nicotine addiction, and we're with them.

Tobacco use runs rampant within the LGBTQIA+ communities.  We want to find a way for better habits.  But how?  Learning how it started, why vulnerable communities are targeted, and arming ourselves with knowledge, that's how. 







The New York Public Library has released a Transgender & Non-Binary focused book list for Adults, Teens, and Kids.  These books deal with themes relating to being trans or gender-nonconforming and are written by members of the community.

This list is offered through Durango, Colorado's own tourism website.  Not all businesses have been thoroughly checked, so please visit carefully.  The Alliance is working on an exhaustive list of businesses who have passed Ally Business Training programs - we'll keep you posted!








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Useful documents, etcetera.  Our resource page will keep growing as long as we are an organization.  Keep checking back!


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