We are a trans-founded, queer-led platform for accessing the LGBTQ+ community.

Our mission at the QU is to 

make community accessible. 


Through online spaces, in-person events, and partnerships, we bridge the gap between queer self-expression and finding identity in a larger community.

We're turning shame into pride and fear into curiosity.

meet our founder.

Kai Walsh (they/them) founded the Queer Umbrella in 2020 after their own experience being non-binary trans masculine and trying to find community. After graduating from the University of Denver, their mission has been to find and create LGBTQIA+ community locally and globally — whether that be through conversation, grassroots action, or supporting national legislation — and to ultimately promote social change that helps queer people feel seen in today’s world. They are the youngest member on the Queer Business Alliance Board of Directors, Founder and CEO of Kai Consulting, a digital marketing consulting agency committed to social entrepreneurship and change. When they’re not challenging the status quo, you can find them skiing and looking for excuses to strike up French conversation.


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