Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund Launches New Website Formally Aspen Gay Community Foundation

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The Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund is proud to announce their new website (http://www.rfglcf.com). The RFGLCF, formerly the Aspen Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, has been serving the gay & lesbian community of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond since 1996 as a non-profit organization. The RFGLCF produces many events throughout the year, including Aspen Gay Ski Week each January, which brings thousands of gay & lesbian skiers to the mountains of central Colorado.

Amancio: Two Faces On A Tombstone,

The Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund is proud to announce their new website (http://www.rfglcf.com). The RFGLCF, formerly the Aspen Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, has been serving the gay & lesbian community of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond since 1996 as a non-profit organization. The RFGLCF produces many events throughout the year, including Aspen Gay Ski Week each January, which brings thousands of gay & lesbian skiers to the mountains of central Colorado.

The group's mission is to promote tolerance, understanding and diversity through education, community action and service.

The group has recently embarked on a new endeavor to work with kids in area schools. They have partnered with the valley-wide TEACH program in the Roaring Fork School District to help fund training for kids and adults who are learning the principles of diffusing situations of racism, genderism, sexism, ageism, bullying and homophobia. RFGLCF Program Director Bryan Gonzales, is currently one of the certified TEACH trainers who is going out to area schools to bring these principles to students in the schools from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.

The RFGLCF is working on an event for Fall 2009 concerning homophobia and its manifestations in the western U.S. During this event, they will show a recently produced documentary entitled "Amancio: Two Faces On A Tombstone, " about one man's quest for justice in the death of a gay man in the Colorado River basin, to be followed by a Q&A with Denise Palazzo, a leading conflict resolution educator with a strong interest in opening up dialogue between and among youth and adults with diverse interests and backgrounds.

Please logon to: Aspen Gay and Lesbian Events to see a complete listing of gay & lesbian social events and happenings in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, recent photos and local resources, as well as ways to volunteer and donate to the cause.

Additionally, the RFGLCF is now holding bi-weekly support group meetings in their offices in Aspen, Colorado. Currently, they are involved with an HIV support group, which meets twice per month, but are willing to have any other community-oriented related meetings on their premises, especially for those groups who are marginalized by society.

For more information on the Roaring Fork Gay & Lesbian Community Fund, any of its programs or to schedule an event of gay/lesbian interest, please contact Program Director, Bryan Gonzales, at (970) 925.4123.

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