Welcome to GLS!

Welcome to the home page of the Gay and Lesbian Sierrans (GLS) — an activity section of the Colorado Sierra Club.

GLS Purpose

Past Outing Photo The purpose of the Gay & Lesbian Sierrans is to involve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in conservation and environmental efforts by creating outdoor, social, and activist opportunities for GLBTQ members of the Sierra Club and the greater Colorado community.

Our priorities are:

  • Increasing awareness and appreciation of the natural world by planning and conducting outings and social events, environmental education programs, and conservation activities.
  • Enlisting the people, energy and resources of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in the causes of conservation and environmental responsibility.
  • Providing outreach for Sierra Club membership and environmental efforts within the GLBT community.

Outings and Events

Past Outing Photo

The GLS Section schedules a variety of outings such as::

  • day hikes
  • peak climbs
  • camping and backpacking
  • bicycle rides
  • river trips
  • cross-country skiing
  • snowshoeing

In addition to outings, we participate in service projects such as conservation and rehabilitation efforts and trail work.

We plan social activities:

  • out-to-dinner nights
  • potlucks
  • movie nights
  • cultural events, museum trips
  • field trips to education, government and industrial facilities

Our Outings Leaders have additional training and education opportunities:

  • Basic First Aid, CPR Training
  • Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder
  • Conservation crew leader training
  • Special “Leaders Only” training outings
  • Sierra Club Leadership Training

Get Involved!

The GLS is led by great volunteers. We are always looking for new outings leaders and event organizers who share our passion for the outdoors. Would you like to organize a hike on your favorite trail, or take a fun group to a great restaurant or movie? Organizing these events is easy.

GLS Meetup Group — Join our Meetup group to stay informed about upcoming outings and events. This is the best way to stay up-to-date on GLS activities.

Note: You do not need to be a member of GLS or the Sierra Club to participate in our outings and events. But your membership provides financial support for our conservation and educational programs.

Make a Donation to GLS

PayPal Payment — You can make a donation to GLS using PayPal. It is quick, easy and completely secure. And, if you are paying by credit card, you don't even need a PayPal account to make a payment. Just enter the amount of your donation below and click the Donate button to get started. If you would like to designate portions of your donation for special GLS projects, please use PayPal's "Add special instructions for the Merchant" to indicate your preferences.

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