The Grant-Humphreys Mansion was named the Best Venue for an LGBTQ-Friendly Event in a national conference sponsored by Unique Venues, according to a news release from History Colorado.
The award is given annually to a venue in the United States that best caters to the LGBTQ community. Nominees are selected by local community members, peers and vendors according to the release. History Colorado, a nonprofit museum, runs the Grant-Humphreys property which is located at 770 Pennsylvania St. and was built in 1902.
“So many of the events we host are celebrations of people’s important life moments, and we have taken significant steps to ensure that everyone feels welcome to celebrate their most special days with us,” said Rita Rollman, director of the Grant-Humphreys Mansion in the release. “This award is a powerful affirmation that we are doing work in ways that are truly inclusive and are meaningful to our community.”
Grant-Humphreys is a certified LGBTQ-friendly vendor, and staff have taken classes on sensitivity awareness, business coaching and facility features. The venue also has a zero tolerance policy toward homophobic behavior and language.
The venue has inclusive policies such as using same sex event photos in it publications, working with LGBTQ-friendly vendors, as well as having gender-neutral changing rooms and bathrooms. It also hosts an LGBTQ wedding show called “Pride and Unprejudice.”
The award was given at a conference held in Portland on Oct. 23.
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