Babes Around Denver began in the fall of 2002 when a group of women were discussing their desire to get together for happy hour on a regular basis. Given the lack of women’s venues, Dede Frain, consummate networker and tireless organizer, sent a single email invitation for a “December Happy Hour”. After the second happy hour, Dede realized that the network was growing fast and she officially started First Friday in March 2003! First Friday has grown dramatically over the last 10 years with attendance now exceeding1,500 women, ranging in age from 21 – 80+ EVERY month. Everyone is welcome at First Friday and the diversity of our guests is truly amazing.
BAD partners with several strategic charities including The GLBT Center of Colorado, The National Center for Lesbian Rights and One Colorado. We also support and promote many non profit and political events in the Metro Denver area and this fosters our mission of connecting the community. We just hosted our 128th First Friday and IT’S STILL THE LARGEST AND LONGEST RUNNING MONTHLY WOMEN’S PARTY IN THE NATION. We continue to appreciate the loyalty and support we have received from the entire LGBT community in Colorado.