Homophobia in popular culture began to fade in the '70s, and for the most part was dead and gone by the '90s. With music, it began with disco and was stomped to death by riot grrrl. In film it was exposed with Boys in the Band, and deemed pass√© with My Own Private Idaho. Art and fashion have been g ... More >>
We've been following the story of Coy Mathis, a transgender six year old from Fountain who prompted a complaint over access to the girls' bathroom at her elementary school. Now, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund has announced that the Colorado Civil Rights Division ruled in Coy's favor ... More >>
Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>
Yesterday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed civil unions into law; for our coverage, click here. In honor of this historic step, we've assembled photos and information about famous same-sex couples who've legally committed to each other, either through marriage ceremonies in areas where doing so is ... More >>
This Monday, January 21, Members of Colorado's Mile High Freedom Band will be joining the Lesbian and Gay Band Association to perform in the Presidential Inaugural Parade. Chosen from more than 2,800 marching band organizations across the country, this will be a celebrated second round for the music ... More >>
In 1987, ACT UP -- the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power -- was born in New York City, an activist-centered response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic that was largely going ignored by the American government. Through How To Survive A Plague, a documentary opening Friday, October 12 at the Denver ... More >>
Fight Back Colorado, a group devoted to defeating anti-civil union lawmakers, has announced its first target: Representative Robert Ramirez, a Westminster Republican who narrowly won his race two years ago and who Fight Back Colorado says flip-flopped on civil unions. The group has sent mailers to v ... More >>
A new group called Fight Back Colorado has a message for the lawmakers who voted to kill a bill to legalize civil unions: Watch out. The group launched an effort today to defeat those legislators in November's election -- though they haven't yet named names.
Dr. Robert Spitzer's decision to repudiate his own study supporting reparative therapy -- in essence, a "cure" for being gay -- fired up disagreements in our post between Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton and One Colorado's Brad Clark, as well as folks analyzing their views. Here's a provocative e ... More >>
John Hickenlooper and Mike Coffman aren't exactly ideological twins. But at the end of this big political week in the State of Colorado, they both face political fallout, albeit for very different reasons: a special session that failed to pass civil unions and comments questioning Barack Obama's bir ... More >>
Last night, House GOP leadership killed a civil unions bill sponsored by Senator Pat Steadman by preventing a procedural vote that would have brought it to the chamber's floor today. Steadman was severely disappointed by this manner of murder, which also prevented the passage of many other bills. B ... More >>
High-five for gayness!This week we told you about Andy Szekeres, a partner in the political consulting and fundraising firm 3PG, who is indirectly urging the Denver Broncos football organization to make an "It Gets Better" video, much like everyone from the President Obama to Ke$ha to the New ... More >>
"Coming Out To America," this week's cover story, follows two GLBT immigrants as they apply for asylum in the United States. One immigrant, a transgender woman named Kassandra, is afraid to return to her native El Salvador for fear of persecution. And for good reason. A 2010 report by severa ... More >>
Are gays and porn really two of the biggest issues in the upcoming Colorado Springs municipal elections? According to Focus on the Family, they are. As noted by the Colorado Springs Gazette, FOTF has assembled a candidate survey in advance of the April 5 vote -- and three of its eight questi ... 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 >>
Pat Steadman.Colorado state Senator Pat Steadman on Wednesday, commenting on the decision by a federal judge to overturn California's Proposition 8, said it's a lot like fourteen years ago. Fourteen years ago being May 20, 1996, when a U.S. Supreme Court ruling came down against Colorado's A ... More >>
Fireworks were on the agenda last night in Boulder. The setting: CU. The occasion: a debate about same-sex marriage sponsored by the campus Catholic ministry. The opponents: Representatives of Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church, whose web address, GodHatesFags.com, symbolizes the organization's ... More >>
Focus on the Family's James Dobson.The American Psychiatric Association's rejection of therapy intended to turn gay people straight, announced yesterday, is unlikely to change the views of Focus on the Family, the Colorado Springs-based organization, founded by James Dobson, that's made "reor ... More >>
Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery and Stuart Shepard. James Dobson's February decision to step down as chairman of Focus on the Family doesn't mean the organization is abandoning its ideological agenda. Indeed, his minions are as busy as ever attacking governmental actions that don't represent Focu ... More >>
A Flickr photo.A Prop 8 protest in San Francisco. In case you haven't heard, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling hours ago upholding Proposition 8's ban on same-sex marriage, which that state's voters approved in November. (Read all about the ruling in this Los Angeles Times story.) Gay-r ... More >>
From the week of April 28, 2005
Trinidad's transgendered sex-change surgeon knows what her patients are going through.
Rocky Mountain Progressive Network
A brief look at the brewer's past.
The annual PrideFest parade mixes frolics with politics.
The Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community Services Center of Colorado
Rosnik & Associates
Patrick Gourley has seen enough death from AIDS. Now itís time for rebirth.
Since Amendement 2 passed seven years ago, Colorado Springs has learned a lesson in Family Values.
Better Than Chocolate overdoses on the sweetness factor.
International Mr. Leather Bruce Chopnik wants to tell the world: It's a new day for gays and Coors.
The ex-gay movement has its straight man--but ex-ex-gays may have the last laugh.
Dr. Stanley Biber has made 3,500 women--and 300 men.
Get With the Program
As part of his never-ending fight against gays, car dealer Will Perkins gets himself "arrested" in Vail.
Paul Cameron's mission to stop homosexuality is hard to swallow
JAMES DOBSON URGES A LETTER-WRITING CAMPAIGN AGAINST A DPS GAY-HEALTH POSTER.
COORS TAPS INTO LIBERAL "DOMESTIC PARTNER" BENEFITS, STUNNING ITS GAY CRITICS.
COLORADO SPRINGS' HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION SUFFERS A MELTDOWN.