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About Engender 2021


May we be held in our fullness...

A full human experience includes ups and downs, highs and lows, gains and losses. 

Over the past year and a half, many of us have had to navigate our hardships and triumphs in isolation. We’ve been required to carry our joys and sorrows separate and apart from each other. 

This year’s Engender ceremony will create a sacred space to honor the fullness of our experience as individuals and as a community. Together, we will recognize our capacity to love in the midst of what we’ve endured. 

Engender, Queer Asterisk’s annual fundraising gala, is an offering of reflection and solidarity to the community. The event is an opportunity to come together and directly support our ongoing counseling, programs and educational trainings.

Last year’s ceremony, “Ribbons of Resilience”, harnessed hundreds of messages from online participants in support of Queer Asterisk’s growth and resilience and raised critical funds to expand our therapeutic services by 50 percent. This year, that growth has continued: 1,000 clients in 2021; half are youth and their families.

Learn about Queer Asterisk’s resilience through 2021 and co-create a moment of rest, reflection and acknowledgement of what we have been through together.


About Queer Asterisk

Queer Asterisk is a Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming. We envision a vibrant community that embraces authentic expression and transformation, where individuals with dynamic and intersecting identities can thrive.

This year has brought unprecedented needs for mental health services as the pandemic continues. Our community has been disproportionately impacted. ENGENDER: A Fuller Circle brings an opportunity for us to gather, share and support our work.