Our greatest resource is each other.

Loving Beyond Understanding is proud to offer…

Our purpose is to empower and support our LGBTQ+ community. We do this in three ways. First we create spaces engineered specifically to meet needs by empowering our community and providing them with resources and experiences to develop groups and events that enable them to connect. Second, we offer resources and trainings designed to empower community members and allies to improve their own environments to be better responsive to the needs of queer people. And lastly, we invest in goals oriented around health equity, addressing the glaring gaps in mental and physical health settings that often leave queer people behind.  

Social Support Programs & Activities for All Ages & Intersections
The Center – LGBTQ+ Drop-In, Resource & Meeting Space
Gender Diverse Cultural Awareness Training Series
LGBTQ+ Counseling & Peer Specialist Services
T40 Trans Electrolysis Clinic
The Rainbow Closet
Elders Support and Preteen Support

If you need something that we don’t offer, we want to hear all about it.

Community engineered collaborative spaces geared towards fostering social support

Social support and connection every day for all ages & intersections, a place to get away and get resourced near campus, free shopping for clothing and gender-affirming gear, LGBTQ+ specialized resource navigation, free harm reduction supplies & testing, LGBTQ+ meetings & events. The RainbowCloset is open every week to shop for free gender affirming gear in a safe and

We offer training for…

GenderDiverse Cultural Awareness Training for mental & medical health providers, service agencies and communities, with LGBQ+ and Trans-nonbinary expert facilitators. In a compassionate, non-judgmental environment, get actionable tools, personal learning, and an understanding of the invisible power dynamics that keep us from relating across difference - so you can love first, understand later, and improve the safety and experience of your LGBTQ+ clients, family and friends.

We offer programs for…

All ages, genders, and intersections of LGB+ and Trans-nonbinary people, and Parents of LGBTQ+ youth. See our Program section and explore the Happenings atThe Center to find the right things for you from Little Unicorns to SilverFoxes and everyone between, in Grand Junction and in rural communities across the Western Slope. TransParents, Coffee with Queers

We offer services for…

LGBTQ+trained & affirming mental health Counseling & Peer Support,lived-experience LGBTQ+ Peer Training cohorts, subsidized for the uninsured orcovered by our partners at The Second Wind Fund, or soon to be Rocky Medicaidbillable. T40 Trans-for-Trans electrolysis clinic.

With your support we can do anything

At Loving Beyond Understanding, we know the transformative power of community and collaboration. Your contribution enables us to meet the intersecting needs of our community, promote access to resources, and protect queer spaces like The Center. Please help us achieve our mission to be a platform for queer people to thrive.