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The Center

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What to expect

Some days, only adults will be allowed in the space, and some days, only youth will be allowed in the space. Please check the calendar below before stopping by. Please contact chelsie@queerfuturesco.org to complete welcome paperwork in advance, or you can complete it at the door.

If you are under the age of 14, you will need a parent or guardian’s signature before participating in Queer Futures programs.

If you are over the age of 17, a staff member or volunteer will need to look up the name on your ID in the Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s database before you can be in the LGBTQIA2S+ Resource Center at the same time as youth under 18. We will check this annually; not every time you attend events.

If you do not have an ID, please contact Chelsie Holmes at chelsie@queerfuturesco.org or by text at 970-430-8939 to schedule an appointment, and she will help you obtain an ID.

Many of our programs are designed for specific age groups. Some days, only adults will be allowed in the space, and some days, only youth will be allowed in the space. Please check the calendar before stopping by.

You will be asked to check in and check out every time you come to Queer Futures. For the safety of everyone, we need to know who is in the building any time youth under the age of 18 are present.

Community partners may rent space at Queer Futures for events and meetings when space is available.

All guests must follow Queer Futures community agreements when in the resource center.

Anyone who is in the space while minor participants are present must complete welcome paperwork, be looked up in CBI by a staff member or volunteer, and must check in and out.

We know that anonymity is an important part of many of our partnering programs. As such, anonymous groups may only meet in the resource center when youth are not present, which will be reflected in the community calendar.

Community Room

  • Fits 30-40 people depending on seating arrangement.
  • Features a projector, screen, and a speaker.
  • Has two couches, a lounge chair, and two desks that can be pushed to the side to create more space if needed.
  • Access to up to 40 folding chairs and 7 round folding tables depending on availability

Conner’s Corner

  • Conner’s room fits 10-15 people. This room is ideal for small meetings, support groups, or activities involving a small group of participants.
  • Access to folding chairs and tables depending on availability.
  • In Conner’s memory, substance use recovery programs may reserve this room at no cost and will receive priority use of the space.

Cole’s Place

  • Cole’s room fits 10-15 people. This room is ideal for small meetings, support groups, and activities involving a small group of participants.
  • Access to folding chairs and tables depending on availability.
  • In Cole’s memory, programs specifically for suicide prevention may reserve this room at no cost and will receive priority use of the space.

Reserve a room

Community Agreements

All guests of Queer Futures, including community partners, must follow the Community Guidelines

These Community Guidelines are developed by and for our local queer community members and are updated periodically

Failure to follow these community guidelines could result in an individual or organization not being welcome back to the resource center.

The Community Agreements are as follows:

  • No violence. Any use of violence, physical or verbal, will not be tolerated.
  • Sober space. No one may use substances or be under the influence at Queer Futures. Smoking is not allowed on the premises.
  • No weapons allowed. Please turn in any self defensive weapons, including knives, when you enter. Absolutely no firearms.
  • Consent and boundaries. Ask before you touch someone. Only an enthusiastic ‘yes’ is a ‘yes.’
  • Confidentiality. Please do not share personal information of other Queer Futures community members.
    • *Some people at Queer Futures may not be out in the community for a variety of reasons. It may be important for their personal safety, housing situation, job, etc. that we not disclose their presence at QF. Ask for consent before you disclose that you saw someone at QF.
  • We keep each other safe. 
    • *If you are worried about someone’s safety or something doesn’t feel right, please speak up. Talk to a Queer Futures staff person or another trusted adult.
    • *Queer Futures staff and volunteers are mandated reporters of child abuse and credible threats of harm to self or others.
  • Excluding staff and family relationships, adults cannot be alone one-on-one with youth under 18 in the resource center.
  • Respect pronouns and chosen names.
  • It is on all of us to ensure all identities are welcome here. 
  • “Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou
  • Be inclusive. 
  • Appropriate displays of affection. 
  • Dress sensibly. Don’t wear hate symbols or clothes that reveal genitals.
  • Be mindful and considerate of others when using explicit language.
  • Respect age restrictions as they are indicated on the community events calendar.
  • Leave the space better than you found it. Please do not steal, do not damage property, and do your part to keep the space clean.