Mariposa = Butterfly = Transformation
MARIPOSA envisions an open and safe community for all — connecting LGBTQ+ individuals with each other and the world around them.
We are a local LGBTQ+ resource that, through our programs and activities:
nurtures respect for self and others
provides educational opportunities
seeks collaboration with others
values compassion and integrity
promotes self-acceptance and wholeness.
In the second half of 2019 and before the COVID-19 pandemic, “Mariposa: Embracing Wholeness” had made a commitment to the Althea Center to offer programming for First Wednesday Diversity Dialogues 10 times a year (monthly except January and July). In addition, from our beginning just three years ago, we have worked to create engaging public events for the larger Denver community.
Now we have brought together 13 nonprofit partners to create a 4-week program series in September 2020, “LOVE ACROSS BORDERS: Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue.” With this effort, we want to create a Win/Win/Win/Win scenario. We want to be able to give small stipends to the asylum seekers who will be sharing their migration stories (they are not allowed to work) and to the entertainers whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the pandemic. We want to support a Latinx-owned business and their employees, and some of our community’s food trucks, too. And we want to have this programming professionally recorded (our biggest expense), so a quality product can be shared on Althea’s YouTube channel.
In order to create such a Win/Win/Win/Win scenario, we need your generous support.