Stories From The Center on Colfax

Thank you for your support of The Center on Colfax! We are a trusted leader on LGBTQ issues and the place to come to connect with Colorado’s community. We believe that everyone’s voice matters and we are at our best when we are strong, united and empowered. At The Center on Colfax, we make meaningful connections so everyone can be part of our safe and brave community.

We invite you to spend a few minutes with the videos below, which are created by the people that make The Center on Colfax's programs a vital resource for Colorado’s LGBTQ community.

2018 FORM 990

Welcome Message

Welcome to the 2018 Annual Report from The Center on Colfax. CEO Debra Pollock reviews highlights from 2018.

Rainbow Alley

Meet Isaiah, one of Rainbow Alley’s youth staff. Isaiah describes Rainbow Alley’s safe and brave space for LGBTQ youth. Youth visited Rainbow Alley more than 4,400 times in 2018.

SAGE of the Rockies

Carmelita is part of the community of older adults who participate in activities from SAGE of the Rockies, including Silver Sneakers® exercise classes, men’s and women’s coffee groups and other educational and social activities.

Volunteer Programs

More than 550 volunteers contributed over 18,000 hours of service to The Center.

Health Education

Healthcare Enrollment Program Manager, Ron DeVries, talks about the importance of appropriate healthcare coverage and the people he helps through The Center’s healthcare enrollment program. Ron helped 345 people find health insurance in 2018.

Transgender Program

Sable describes The Center’s Transgender Program provides information and referrals as well as support groups for people with questions about their gender identity. In 2018, 1,456 folks took part in Center programs.

RANGE Consulting

Learn about how The Center helps make a more fair and inclusive work environment for Colorado’s LGBTQ citizens.

Legal Program

The Center’s Legal Program is there to help community members in search of legal assistance with issues such as workplace discrimination and housing. In 2018, the Legal Program referred 161 clients to LGBTQ-friendly attorneys.

Colorado LGBTQ History Project

During 2018, David and the History Project collected oral histories from LGBTQ community members and trained individuals on the techniques of collecting these valuable historic resources.

LGBTQ Family Program

The Center welcomed families to participate in our annual Dia de los Muertos celebration in 2018, enjoying music, dance and traditional crafts as well as honoring LGBTQ ancestors with traditional ofrendas. Families also enjoyed events such as our Winterfest celebration.

Denver PrideFest

DJ Sinna-G shares her experience at Denver PrideFest. The Center’s annual festival attracted 425,000 visitors in 2018. It’s the largest celebration of LGBTQ pride in the Rocky Mountain region. The festival features three stages, including our popular Latin Stage.