A youth focused and centered organization based in Southwest Colorado, Ignacio Out & Equal Alliance was created to include every aspect of the LGTBQ+ community. Their mission is to support, empower, educate, and advocate for the LGBTQ+ and two-spirit community members, their families, and allies in the Southwest by providing a safe and inclusive environment.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Southwest Rainbow Youth Co-Founders realized that everyone could use help, especially in our current times. They have been a crucial partner with local schools and organizations on LGBTQ issues within a disproportionately underserved part of the state in rural Colorado where few resources currently exist.