Close
Politics

Front Range Queer Climbers creates community for LGBTQ+

Front Range Queer Climbers creates community for LGBTQ+
  • PublishedOctober 2, 2023

[ad_1]

The group climbs at gyms across the Front Range and gives its members a community that didn’t exist a few years ago.

GOLDEN, Colo. — A rainbow of colors splatters the walls of The Spot Bouldering Gym, each signifying a different climb. For climber Gracey Henoch, the spectrum of people climbing around her is just as interesting as the climbs themselves.

 Every time Henoch visits The Spot, she makes an effort to meet at least one new person. Over the years, she’s created a community and a support system for herself.

“Climbing became that same release of like – I’m freaking out about school or work or life, and then I come here and I’m like, ‘oh, rocks!’ And I get to see my friends,” Henoch said.

Some of those friends have something in common – identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Henoch is one of the founding members of Front Range Queer Climbers. The group climbs at gyms across the Front Range, but they do more than just climb. Henoch said this is the first queer climbing group that has gained traction in the Denver area, giving LGBTQ+ climbers a community that didn’t exist a few years ago.

“The community and friendship and feeling safe in a space [comes] first and then climbing,” Henoch said. “So, they really prioritize the people of it.”

More 9NEWS stories about LGBTQ+:    

> Top stories from 9NEWS curated daily just for you! Sign up for the 9NEWSLETTER right now to get can’t-miss stories, Next and Broncos content, weather and more delivered right to your inbox. 

SUGGESTED VIDEOS: Feature stories  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

Watch more from 9NEWS on the free 9NEWS+ app for Roku and Fire TV.      

9NEWS+ has multiple live daily shows including 9NEWS Mornings, Next with Kyle Clark and 9NEWS+ Daily, an original streaming program. 9NEWS+ is where you can watch live breaking news, weather updates, and press conferences. You can also replay recent newscasts and find videos on demand of our top stories, local politics, investigations and Colorado specific features.      

To download 9NEWS+ on Roku search for KUSA.       

To download 9NEWS+ on Fire TV search for 9NEWS.     

RELATED: Watch 9NEWS for free on ROKU, Apple TV, Fire TV 

[ad_2]

Source link