3 ways we're involved with Colorado's LGBTQ community
We believe families are created with love. Because great parents come in all shapes and sizes, Colorado Surrogacy is committed to inclusivity and acceptance. We stand by this philosophy by being involved with and being a strong ally of the LGBTQ community in beautiful Colorado. Here’s a few ways we make this happen.
- We’re members of the Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce which allows us to network and collaborate with a variety of professionals and business owners throughout the Denver metro area. The chamber offers weekly breakfast and lunch networking opportunities and monthly educational meetings. We enjoy participating in After Hours events with the group as well, which is comprised of lesbian, gays, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and their allies. Colorado Surrogacy is co-sponsoring the April After Hours event with another chamber member, Capitol Hill Tavern. It’s a free evening of snacks, drinks and networking.
- We lend our support to the LGBTQ community by attending some amazing annual events. One such event is the Power Gala, where members of the community are honored for their contributions. We get to dress up, eat fancy food, and get in on some silent auction action. We also love being part of Denver PrideFest, a fun weekend filled with all kinds of activities. Our association with the chamber allows us to walk alongside other members in the PrideFest parade. What an incredible event, whose proceeds directly support programs and services right here in our own community. This year we were also thrilled to be part of the Gay Christian Network Conference (nka Q Christian Fellowship) for the first time. Their belief is that every person is a beloved child of God. We were honored to talk with people from various walks of life and denominations about surrogacy as an option for having a family, and meet many new friends that we look forward to seeing again next year.
- Additionally, our Director, Ellen Trachman, was honored as 2017 Legal Volunteer of the Year by The GLBT Center of Colorado. She leads by example, as she donates a significant amount of her time to assist those in the LGBTQ community needing her legal expertise.
Our colorful state is known to have a favorable legal environment for same-sex and transgender surrogacy arrangements. This is great news because, among other things, it allows both parents’ names to be placed on the birth certificate. We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ community and look forward to continuing to create families of all types through surrogacy.