Resources for the LGBTQ+ Community
Community Connections is here to serve the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning) community by connecting all who call Thornton home to vital resources. If you are in need of additional resources, including mental health, food, or housing, we are just a call or click away. Contact us Monday-Friday 8 a.m to 5 p.m. at 720-977-5800 or Connections@ThorntonCO.gov to chat with one of our team members and hear about resources that are available to you.
If you are a nonprofit that serves the LGBTQ+ community specifically, please reach out to us at Connections@ThorntonCO.gov to be added to our list.
PFLAG Denver meets people where they are and provides support for people who are LGBTQ+, as well as their families and allies, and offers education and advocacy for the community.
The Center on Colfax
1301 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218
The Center is a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ people and provides advocacy, education, and legal help for the community and their families.
TYES supports families and caregivers of gender expansive (non-binary & binary transgender, gender fluid, gender questioning, genderqueer, agender, bigender, pangender) youth by providing peer support to parents and caregivers, as well as social support to the youth and their siblings.
1155 Sherman St., Ste. 311 Denver, CO 80203
Queer Asterisk provides queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programs to the LGBTQ+ community.
Transgender Center of the Rockies
3460 S. Federal Blvd. Sheridan, CO 80110
The Transgender Center of the Rockies provides a wide variety of gender-affirming health services to the transgender community, including counseling, support groups, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and more.
The Denver ELEMENT
4242 Delaware St. Denver, CO 80216
The Denver ELEMENT provides safe counseling, PrEP, and other mental, physical, and social well-being programs for gay and bisexual men.
Legal & Advocacy
303 E. 17th Ave., Ste 400 Denver, CO 80203
One Colorado is the state's leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families.
Transgender Law Center
The Transgender Law Center is the largest trans-led organization that provides legal services to transgender and gender nonconforming people.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU helps the LGBTQ+ community by providing advocacy and legal services for people who have been mistreated or harassed based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or HIV status.
A study of youth in grades 7-12 found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth were more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual peers. (Source: CDC.gov) In a national study, 40% of transgender adults reported having made a suicide attempt. 92% of these individuals reported having attempted suicide before the age of 25. (Source: thetrevorproject.org) Support and life-saving, life-affirming programs that are safe, accepting, and inclusive are vital to many LGBTQ+ people, both youth and adults. We are committed to making sure that every person has the resources they need to stay afloat during times of crisis.
If you are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, contact 911 immediately.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-24.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Online chat is available.
Colorado Crisis Services
Colorado Crisis Services offers confidential crisis support, information and referrals 25 hours a day, 7 days a week. Online chat is available.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
The LGBT National Hotline provides a safe, anonymous, and confidential space for LGBTQ+ individuals to speak on different issues and concerns. including, but not limited to, coming out issues, gender and/or sexuality identities, relationship concerns, bullying, workplace issues, HIV/AIDS anxiety, safer sex information, suicide, and much more. Available Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. MST.
The Trans Lifeline is a fully anonymous and confidental hotline run by trans and nonbinary volunteers for people in crisis who are trans, nonbinary, or questioning their gender identity.
Any of the community-based resources or service providers listed on the Thornton Cares website (http://thorntoncares.com), or to which City staff has provided a referral by email, phone or otherwise, should not be seen as an endorsement or recommendation by the City. Nor can the City guarantee the availability of any such resources or service providers.