Denver Health LGBT Health Services (303) 602-3760 (LGBTQ Youth)
Colorado Crisis Services: Call 844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 (*Not LGBTQ-specific but LGBTQ-inclusive)
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Call 800-273-8255 (*Not LGBTQ-specific but LGBTQ-inclusive)
Health Care Resources
One Colorado – LGBTQ Health : For young LGBTQ Coloradans, finding a provider who is safe to talk to, respects confidentiality, and is affirming in the treatment of their patients’ individuality is essential for getting the healthcare they need and deserve. The following are resources that can help you find this kind of provider.
Children’s Hospital Colorado’s TRUE Center for Gender Diversity is a comprehensive care center specifically set up for gender-diverse children, adolescents, and young adults. For more information, call 720-777-TRUE (720-777-8783) or email at TRUE@childrenscolorado.org.
Denver Health offers gender-affirming care and has multiple resources for youth in seek of respectful care. For more information or to make an appointment, call 303-602-6819.
The Center has an entire list of gender-affirming care providers, including both mental and physical health. For more information, call (303) 733-7743 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center also offers a drop-in center for LGBTQ youth, Rainbow Alley.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Education (CDPHE) has a list of healthcare resources for LGBTQ individuals (including youth-specific care centers) throughout Colorado. Contact information provided on the list.
OutCare Health has resources for LGBTQ-friendly healthcare providers across the country
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation (TYEF) provides education, advocacy, and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Its mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children. You can find information for parents and legal guardians here.
Some states still require you to have a statement from a medical professional in order to change your identification documents. You can find a template for that statement here.
Colorado Name Change Project: The Colorado Name Change Project can help you find information and forms on how to update your name and gender marker in the state of Colorado. Its goal is to help you better understand and navigate the process of changing your name and/or your gender marker. It has automated the forms needed for an Adult and Minor Name Changes in Colorado and is working on form packages for your Gender Marker Change.
Transformative Freedom Fund: The Transformative Freedom Fund provides financial support for transition-related care to trans* folks in Colorado. The application cycle is open January-April every year and funding decisions are made by mid-June for each funding cycle.