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Support Mountain Pride now through December 5th, Colorado Gives Day!

Our mission and vision

Supporting LGBTQIA+ communities across Colorado

Our Mission is to continuously improve the lived experience of our LGBTQIA+ community.

Our Vision is to embrace, strengthen, and celebrate the diversity of our LGBTQIA+ communities across the mountains of Colorado through education, connection, advocacy and access to resources.

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We extend support through four key pillars


Provide comprehensive LGBTQIA+ educational opportunities to promote acceptance and understanding—continuously identifying and creating needed educational opportunities.


Provide the LGBTQIA+ community with a broad spectrum of programs, safe spaces, events, and opportunities to connect.

Advocacy & Activism

Encourage all individuals to express their unique voices and authentic selves in order to effect positive change and safer spaces in our communities.


Provide a vast array of resources that compliment our core program areas and seek additional support, service, and connection when and where it is needed.

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🏳️‍🌈 YOU BELONG HERE: Today & Everyday 🏳️‍⚧️

This Giving Tuesday, help us reinforce the idea that everyone, regardless of who they are or who they love, belongs. Your generosity is a declaration that our community is strong, resilient, and united.

This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to be a part of something truly transformative. Your support has been the backbone of our local LGBTQ+ nonprofit, but as we navigate through the unique challenges we face, securing the necessary funds becomes increasingly crucial.

Together, we can make a lasting impact. Please visit the link in our bio to contribute a gift that is meaningful to you and shows that you believe in a world where everyone belongs.
🌈 This #SmallBusinessSaturday, Mountain Pride is grateful to our business sponsors and friends championing the LGBTQ+ community. 🏳️‍🌈✨ 

This holiday season, join us in celebrating diversity by shopping small and supporting the amazing businesses that stand by us!
On a holiday that often erases or simplifies Native American/First Nations history, Mountain Pride seeks to offer the opportunity for community members to learn more about the intersections of LGBTQ+ and indigenous identities.

In some tribes and First Nations, stories are passed down of individuals who had special standing because they were LGBTQ. Their status among their people came from their dreams, visions, and accomplishments that revealed them as healers and societal or ceremonial leaders. In other tribes, LGBTQ people had no special status and were ridiculed. And in still other tribes, they were accepted and lived as equals in day-to-day life.

The term Two Spirit derives from niizh manidoowag (two spirits) in the Anishinaabe language. Adopted as part of the modern pan-Indian vocabulary in 1990 during the third annual inter-tribal Native American/First Nations Gay and Lesbian American Conference, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, it refers to individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, transsexual, or gender-fluid. At the same time, many tribal members prefer to use words for gender variance from their own people’s language. The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) gives dozens of examples, including winkte/winkta (Lakota/Dakota), badé (Crow), mixoge(Osage), and nàdleehé (Diné).

Photo Credit: Tomas Karmelo Amaya

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🍂✨ It's Giving... THANKS✨🍂

Another incredible Friendsgiving in the books! 🌈🦃 This year, our Friendsgiving blossomed into a spectacular gathering with over 80 amazing friends at the Brush Creek Pavilion!

From the delectable dishes to the fabulous drag bingo hosted by the one and only Shirley Delta Blow, it was a night filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable memories. 🍽️

We're overflowing with gratitude for the support from Vail Valley Cares! 🙌 Their generous grant made this unforgettable night possible, and we're incredibly thankful for their commitment to fostering community events.

Special thanks also go to Reconnected for being fantastic partners, volunteers, and for their unwavering dedication to bringing our community together. 🤝✨

Here's to the season of gratitude, friendship, and community! 🧡👫 Thank you all for making Friendsgiving a cherished tradition that continues to grow and bring joy to our hearts. 🍁🍂
Dear friends of Mountain Pride, 

I didn't always know I was queer, and I certainly never thought I'd be trans. I grew up somewhat sheltered and religious, so the language to describe the things I was thinking and feeling never really existed for me. I have picked up and tried on almost every label you can think of and came out several times as several different things before settling into the queer label. I feel as if it gives me the freedom to grow and evolve and find myself over and over again, and not be stuck to a specific definition, which I believe is the greatest service of love you can do for yourself. 

I often think about how my life would have been different if I had had access to language to describe my experiences, Mountain Pride as a resource, and people to share them with when I was growing up here in the Valley. I don't think it would have taken a pandemic and a lockdown for me to get in touch with myself enough to come to the realization that I needed to be living my life differently. I would have realized a lot of things much sooner.

That's why I am so proud to be part of Mountain Pride. They provide visibility and tools so that other people don't have to find all the information on their own, like I did. Through Mountain Pride, I have found community and belonging in a way that I don't think I would have found on my own. Every event I go to feels like coming home to my family.

I am a proud queer and trans individual. And I am honored to be able to add my voice to the chorus that Mountain Pride has helped to assemble. I make it a personal goal of mine to be as visible as possible in my day-to-day life, so that the youth of our community have someone they can point to, and find comfort in the fact that there is someone out there just like them. 

I hope you will consider supporting Mountain Pride this giving season with a gift that is meaningful to you! 

🏳️‍⚧️ Kai Burner
As we honor Trans Day of Remembrance, we unite to honor the beautiful lives lost, celebrate the strength of our community, and amplify the voices that persist in the face of adversity.

Trans Day of Remembrance is a solemn reminder of the struggles our community faces. But it's also a call to action — a call to uplift trans voices and stand together against discrimination and violence. Let's make our solidarity visible, our love loud, and our commitment unwavering.

In commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance, let's not only mourn but also inspire change. Let's be the allies our trans siblings need. Let's build a world where every trans individual feels seen, safe, heard, and celebrated.
Today we remember the lives tragically taken and all those forever impacted one year ago at Club Q on November 19, 2022. 

We remember five beautiful community members: 

🤍Ashely Paugh (she/her) 
🤍Daniel Aston (he/him) 
🤍Raymond Green Vance (he/him) 
🤍Derrick Rump (he/him) 
🤍Kelly Loving (she/her) 

Today and every day, we remember vibrant lives taken by anti-LGBTQ+ violence and honor them by deepening our commitment to creating a community where every LGBTQ+ person is safe, celebrated, empowered, and loved.🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

Art by: Jennifer White-Johnson (she/they) @jtknoxroxs
In 2021, a survey revealed that about a third of LGBTQ+ Coloradans lacked a sense of community. Belonging is crucial for positive health outcomes, particularly for marginalized groups. Mountain Pride is actively working to create a community where everyone belongs.

Your support directly impacts daily activities like school clubs, support groups, and community events, serving a record number of individuals this year. This giving season, we're grateful for the connections made, thanks to supporters like you. 

We hope you will consider making a donation that is meaningful to you, whether $5 or $500, to ensure our free programs continue making an impact.

Visit the link in our bio to schedule your donation 🔗
#Repost @minus18youth 

Trans Awareness Week is a great opportunity for trans allies everywhere to level up their allyship!

Whether you're just starting on your allyship journey, or you're a seasoned ally - take this time to listen to trans voices and learn how you can really SHOW UP.

This week and every week! 
🏳️‍⚧️ Raise up Trans Voices
🏳️‍⚧️ Educate yourself on trans issues, pronouns, trans history
🏳️‍⚧️Create inclusive spaces
🏳️‍⚧️Speak up and advocate for Trans people
Family and Allies play a pivotal role as a supportive first line of defense and can significantly enhance the overall well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals and greatly influence their mental health outcomes. 

Join us for a parents and allies peer support group this Thursday, Nov 16th from 6-7pm! 

Register using the link in bio to receive information about the group!

Peer support empowers its participants with the tools and understanding needed to stand firmly in their allyship, ultimately enabling them better to assist their loved ones on their unique journey.

This group is dedicated to placing the experiences and emotional needs of family, care givers, trusted adults and friends with transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse loved ones at the forefront. Whether you are a partner, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt/uncle, teacher, coworker, or friend – if you’re connected to someone going through these experiences, this group is tailored for you.
🌈 Introducing an exciting new twist to the third annual Mountain Pride Friendsgiving Feast - Drag Bingo with the fabulous Shirley Delta Blow!

Join us this Sunday, November 12th, at 3 pm for a spectacular celebration featuring games, music, delectable food, and more. All are invited, including LGBTQ+ community members, allies, friends, families, and individuals of all ages. We'll share a mouthwatering potluck, enjoy entertaining games, win prizes, and create lasting connections.

🕒 Event Schedule:
3 pm | Doors Open
Around 4 pm | Dinner Served
5 pm |  Drag Bingo with Shirley Delta Blow!

🍽️ Be a part of the feast by signing up to bring a dish using this link:

If you can't contribute food, your presence is more than enough!

We're truly grateful for the generous support of Vail Valley Cares, making this heartwarming community gathering possible.
Join us on Saturday, Nov 11th, from 9am to 11am for an inclusive day of fun with  community and allies as we spend the day volunteering to support The Community Market  Gypsum, which helps families and individuals who are facing food insecurity in our community.

Register here using the link in bio!
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