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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
WBC's evil Fred Phelps.Earlier this month, we told you about threats by the haters from Westboro Baptist Church to befoul a number of area locations, with several opportunities for bigotry against gays and Jewish residents of Fort Collins planned. If WBC does show up, the Lambda Community Ce ... More >>
An image from One-Colorado.org One Colorado, a new statewide gay-rights organization that's actually an umbrella for a trio of organizations including an advocacy group, a non-profit education group and a political action committee, is attempting to use 53 questions, in the form of a survey, ... 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 >>
The Best and Worst of National News for July according to GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, is out, and Kenny Be -- yes, Kenny Be,Westword's sensitive and insightful staff cartoonist -- is on the hit list. Here's the story from GLAAD's website: THE WORST The Denver Westw ... 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 >>
Soulforce in Colorado, a Denver-based nonprofit dedicated to ending oppression against gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people, has posted a YouTube video of yesterday's protest of the California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage. (For more about th ... 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 >>
Ethan lays it out for Sen. Michael Bennet. Meet Ethan. He's nine and in Mr. Kimmal's third-grade class at the Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment in west Denver. He likes soccer, football, baseball, basketball, swimming and skiing. But his favorite thing to do after school is read, especia ... More >>
Jury selection in the trial of the man accused of killing Angie Zapata, a transgender teenager beaten to death last summer in Greeley, starts Tuesday in Weld County. State anti-violence and gay-rights groups are using the occasion to raise awareness about hate crimes and spread the word about Zapata ... More >>
Dan Savage. Editor's note: Sex-advice columnist Dan Savage recently vowed to respond to any question from a person who'd donated to the defeat of Proposition 8 in California -- and promised to publish the letter of the biggest contributor. That deal prompted this missive: Dear Dan: I saw your of ... More >>
Jared Polis. On Sunday, the front page of the Denver Post's Perspective section was dominated by endorsements of Democrat Jared Polis, who's running for Congress in the 2nd District, and Republican Marilyn Musgrave, making her third re-election bid in the 4th District. Hard to imagine stranger be ... More >>
When Reverend Benjamin Reynolds opened his church to gays, some called it a sin. He calls it a mission from God.
A brief look at the brewer's past.
An anti-Coors ad gets canned by a local publication.
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.
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
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.