Coming Out, Safety, and Health

Coming Out

Safer Sex & Sexual Health

Sexual Health Awareness and Disease Education (SHADE)

SHADE offers medically-accurate information about sexual health, and provides free safer sex supplies to students. All SHADE resources are developed to be LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Boynton Health

Boynton Health provides comfortable, culturally responsive healthcare for LGBTQ+ patients. Boynton offers contraception, pregnancy testing, HIV and STI testing and treatment, PrEP, and gender-affirming hormone provision. Learn more on Boynton's Safer Sex 101 webpage.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood has information and videos on Safer Sex.


Bedsider has a friendly interface for looking at many different contraceptive methods and comparing them to one another. A great resource if you are just starting to explore contraceptive methods.


Although more youth-directed, Scarleteen is a good starting point that includes LGBTQIA specific concerns and uses inclusive language.

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) & HIV


The Colorado Department of Health and Environment created, a website covering more common and less common STIs.

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth created a factsheet about STDs & HIV.


If you need support or resources related to sexual assault, relationship violence, and/or harrassment/stalking, please contact or visit the Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education.

If you are feeling unsafe in your relationship/living environment now, please call 911.

Dangers of Conversion Therapy

Last updated: June 10, 2021