With election day less than two weeks away, Colorado is continuing to get a lot of love from both presidential campaigns, and for good reason: The state is divided. This fact was evidenced yesterday by a massive City Park rally for the president less than 24 hours after Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan pac ... More >>
Actor Kal Penn, who is campaigning for Barack Obama nearly full-time, stopped in Colorado yesterday to promote the president on college campuses. While his well-known character in Harold & Kumar may know quite a bit about marijuana, Penn, at a stop at the Auraria campus yesterday afternoon, didn't h ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
Brett Williams loved being in the Colorado State Patrol, where he rose to the rank of captain in twelve years. But he says he knows it isn't possible for him to return to the job. Why not? Because Williams was rejected for reinstatement for reasons he believes were connected to his sexual orientatio ... More >>
A few years after Harold and Kumar visited White Castle -- but before they escaped from Guantanamo Bay -- Kumar Patel's real-life alter ego, Kal Penn, served a two-year-stint as the associate director of the White House's Office of Public Engagement. In 2008, the House and 24 star campaigned in 26 s ... More >>
My nephew in Chicago has a sudden interest in Colorado politics, and he's been closely following the progress of the civil union bill at the legislature -- a proposal resurrected yesterday when Governor John Hickenlooper said he would call a special session to debate the issue.
Reichen Lehmkuhl wants you to come to Telluride Gay Ski Week."This is the first Telluride Gay Ski since the defeat of the marginalizing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy for our LGBTQ U.S. military service members," says Reichen Lehmkuhl, celebrity host of this Telluride Gay Ski Week, in a news release ... More >>
Big pic below.The GLBT Community Color Guard, made up of gay and lesbian veterans, has sought permission to march in the annual Veteran's Day parade before, but the answer's always been no -- until this year. With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, an invitation to take part in tomorrow's e ... More >>
Rev. Mike Morran.At 10 a.m. on Sunday, First Unitarian Denver and seven other Unitarian Universalist congregations will hold services at an unlikely venue: the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol building. The goal, says First Unitarian Denver Reverend Mike Morran, is to affirm family va ... More >>
Luiza Fritz.This week marked the official end of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the policy that allowed gays and lesbians to serve in the U.S. military so long as command didn't learn about their sexuality. Luiza Fritz, who was discharged in 2008 for being a lesbian, would like to continue her servi ... More >>
PrideFest 2010.Denver PrideFest has announced the theme of this year's festival: "These Colors Don't Run: Honoring our LGBT Servicemembers and Veterans." Organizers were inspired by Congress's vote to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which would allow openly gay men and women to serve in the m ... More >>
Not that it comes as much of a surprise when it comes to the woman so possessed with Christ-loving zeal that she walked into a Loveland art museum and smashed a work of art with a crowbar, but Kathleen Folden is crazy -- and in the way typical of evangelical fanatics, she's crazy in an "obses ... More >>
Don't get us wrong: We're celebrating the repeal of the long-lasting, draconian ban on homosexuality in the military; the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, the military's only slightly less brazenly discriminatory concession to the ban, now awaits only President Obama's signature before it's of ... More >>
Mark Udall.These Denver blog posts were just what the web doctor ordered.
5280's Michael de Yoanna notes that Senator Mark Udall hasn't given up on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Mile High Mamas' Amber Johnson wonders: Should parents be required to buy plane tickets for children under age ... More >>
Tony Perkins.Last week, Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council in Colorado Springs, said that if the United States ends the "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military, it could bring back the draft. His reasoning: strapping young recruits won't want to serve next to men and ... More >>
Ken Buck.Dems pounced after Republican candidate Ken Buck likened homosexuality to alcoholism on Meet the Press. And while Buck's spokesman pooh-poohed the controversy, activists like One Colorado's Brad Clark aren't ready to move on.
Clark is among those appearing at a press conference at 1 ... More >>
Ken Buck.From a style perspective, Ken Buck acquitted himself well in his nationally televised debate with Senator Michael Bennet on NBC's Meet the Press yesterday. He came across as forceful and direct, in contrast to Bennet's occasionally halting hemming and hawing.
But Buck made the key m ... More >>
Years ago in an interview with BET, rapper Jadakiss was asked the age old question: Why do you rap? He answered, with shrewd honesty, for the money. Innerstate Ike (aka Michael Hope) works under that same premise. A Coloradan to the core, Ike makes music specifically for the streets and for ... More >>
Tim Tebow and mom for FOTF.Among the most commented pieces on the Colorado Springs Gazette's website in recent days has been an editorial spurred by a Westword post, "Tim Tebow: Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi Reluctantly Predicts Big Things for 'Kid Jesus.'"
Not that Gazette editorialist Wayne ... More >>
Mark Udall doesn't want to ask, and doesn't want you to tell.The last of the week's local-blog wrangling. Happy Friday, all.
Senator Mark Udall on HuffPo Denver: "The time has come to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'"
If a Senate candidate (Ryan Frazier) announces he's now a House candidate an ... More >>