Resources for Our Community
Western Equality is proud to provide our community with valuable programs and advocacy that enhance the lives of all citizens and help ensure we're creating a fair community for all.
Western Equality has worked over the past five years to develop a comprehensive directory of businesses and professionals on the Western Slope who are open and willing to include LGBT people in their practices. This resource directory includes mental health, medical, legal providers, and welcoming faith communities. The project is ongoing and evolving as we canvas the Grand Valley.Western Equality is Continually looking for any provider, caregiver or agency that has or is providing services to the GLBT community. If you know of any business that is GLBT friendly please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Western Equality is also looking to further expand the resource Guide to include any buisness national or local that provides partner benifits here in the Western Slope. Please help us to expand the guide by emailing us at email@example.com
Referral information for faith, medical, legal, and mental health providers is now available and may be obtained by stopping in or calling our office at (970) 242-8949.
JOURNEY TO A HATE-FREE MILLENNIUMPresentations of this award-winning film have been made to more than 1000 residents in the Grand Valley at over 45 locations. To learn when the next showing will be, or to schedule a presentation please call the Western Equality office at (970) 242-8949.
CONFIDENTIALLY REPORT A BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIMESWestern Equality works in cooperation with the Colorado Anti-Violence Program to provide a better response with law-enforcement, so that, the LGBT citizens are not left out of the justice system. The toll-free number for the Colorado Anti-Violence Program, which is a 24/7 service, is 1 (888) 557-4441, and Western Equality's phone number is (970)242-8949. No crime against us is too small to ignore. Together we will educate, support and provide resources to make our communities safer for all.
Western Equality is a proud partner in a statewide effort to reduce chronic disease and death directly related to tobacco use in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities of Colorado. Learn more at http://www.glbtcolorado.org/.
Western Equality's rural library project houses nearly 1000 titles of interest to our members and the community at-large. This collection has just been doubled with a generous donation from Boulder Pride. Our collection includes a wide array of both fiction and non-fiction titles, videos, and more.
Categories include cultural/historic, humor, political, poetry, relationships, and religious/spiritual. Our video library also contains a wide array of topics, including political and documentary films.
We now have the entire Library stored in a database program. This has made it easier to locate any book title. It helps us track the books and to check them in or out as you need them. We are now able to tell you if a book is in the collection and if it is available to loan.
Check out the entire list of books available by clicking Library. Anyone can check out materials, and the public is also welcome to use the lending library.
We're Radio Active!Family, Friends, and Neighbors airs the 3rd Monday of every month at Noon on KAFM, 88.1 FM. The show covers such diverse topics suh as gay history, coming out and its psychological ramifications, political movements, hate-crimes, same-gender marriage, faith issues, safe schools, elections, LGBT contributions to the arts, health issues, and much more!
You can also listen to Family, Friends, and Neighbors online by downloading form the list below or listening to KAFM live on the Internet.
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Mesa County has been identified as one of the counties that are at highest risk for suicide attempts. Moreover, LGBTQ persons—particularly youth—are much more likely to attempt and complete suicide. Western Equality works alongside the Suicide Prevention Coalition, local schools, and other providers to prevent this.
Youth members of Western Equality have been working with the Suicide Prevention Foundation to update their website to include a message aimed at the GLBT youth
To learn more about our work, call us at (970) 242-8949.
Additional resources are available from the Suicide Prevention Foundation
CRISIS HOTLINE:The Trevor Helpline is the only national 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention hot line focused on GLBT youth issues. Their phone number is 1 (866) 488-7386.
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