LGBTQ+

This month, we say thank you and goodbye to host Steve Mills. In his last interview, he talks to Jessica Weissbuch, the founder of Brave Trails, which is a summer camp specifically for LGBTQ+ youth. 

Sarah and Ian Hoffman discuss why they decided to write three children's books about gender. "Jacob's New Dress," "Jacob's Room to Choose," and "Jacob's School Play Starring: He, She, and They" share the stories of gender nonconforming youth with the hope of promoting understanding and preventing bullying. 

Dimensions in Diversity with Anne Friedman

May 11, 2021

On this month's Dimensions in Diversity, Steve Mills interviews Anne Friedman, the executive director of Gay for Good about coming out at a later age and the importance of finding an LGBTQ+ community. 

This month on Dimensions in Diversity, Jocelyn Careno, a senior at Aspen High School, spoke to us about the benefits and struggles of growing up as LGBTQ+ in Aspen. In a city that claims itself to be enlightened and welcoming, she has some notes. 

Dimensions in Diversity with Julian Parish

Mar 1, 2021

Steve Mills interviews Julian Parish, who works for Raytheon as a consultant in Denver, CO. Julian is also a trans man and discusses how he discovered his true self and provides advice for trans youth and their parents. 

Dimensions in Diversity with Maya Lindgren

Feb 2, 2021

This month on Dimensions in Diversity, Steve Mills and Halle Zander interview Maya Lindgren, a senior at Roaring Fork High School about what it's like to be young and gay here in the Roaring Fork Valley. While highlighting the differences between generations, the group talks about how coming out is different from one decade to the next. 

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KVNF's Gavin Dahl speaks with two reporters at Paonia-based nonprofit magazine High Country News about their latest stories focused on specific Colorado communities: in Gunnison County and the Wet Mountain Valley.

This month on Dimensions in Diversity, Steve Mills interviews Kim Zimmer, the Technology Integration Specialist at Aspen High School. They discuss the school's Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Kim's journey to the Roaring Fork Valley, and what it's like for LGBTQ+ students to come out at Aspen High School. 

In the last Dimensions in Diversity of 2020, AZYEP's Project Coordinator Halle Zander turns the tables and interviews Steve Mills, co-founder of Gay for Good Rocky Mountains and host of this program. Together they talk about community service, finding identity, and how to build community. 

On this episode of Dimensions in Diversity, Steve Mills interviews local therapist Janet Gordon about how LGBTQ+ students can combat isolation during COVID-19. 

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's Dimensions in Diversity host Steve Mills talks with childrens book author Cathy Heyliger about LGBTQ+ allyship and her book "Love is..." Support for this program comes from AspenOUT.

AZYEP Celebrates Pride Month

Jun 12, 2020

In lieu of this year's high school alternative prom and as a way to support youth GSAs in their organizing efforts, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program hosted a Pride Month Radio Show - celebrating Queer People of Color. AZYEP took requests from kids and played two hours of music by Queer artists, many of which are people of color. This show is supported by AspenOut and includes messages of hope for LGBTQ+ youth.

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After 13 hours of testimony, state lawmakers have rejected six bills from Republicans that were heavily criticized by members of the LGBTQ community. KDNK's Scott Franz has more.

During the 2020 Aspen Gay Ski Week, AZYEP talks with Remington Scott Kienbusch about their advice for LGBTQ+ youth growing up in rural Colorado, the evolution of drag comic Mariam T., and the history of drag performance. This project was produced by AZYEP's Halle Zander. Support for Moments of Hope comes from AspenOUT.