For the better part of three decades, Kathy Griffin has been performing standup -- but the two-time Emmy winner may be best known for her television domination. With more than a dozen comedy specials under her belt and multiple TV series with Griffin as the star, the comedian has found success in be ... More >>
Update: Michelle Shocked is sorry. In a statement she sent to Bay Area public radio station KQED earlier today, she insists she isn't homophobic, and says moreover that her words were taken out of context:
"I do not, nor have I ever, said or believed that God hates homosexuals (or anyone else). I s ... More >>
Update:Ex-L.A. cop Christopher Dorner has been the subject of a massive manhunt for more than a week after allegedly killing three , including former Denver resident Keith Lawrence; see previous coverage below. Now, the crisis appears at an end, with charred remains found in a gutted California cabi ... More >>
One of the great historians of our time, Dustin Lance Black is responsible for some great dramatic portrayals of our country's past. Whether his subject is Harvey Milk, J. Edgar Hoover or the California State Supreme Court, Black is painstakingly thorough with his research and masterful with his sto ... More >>
Video below.Gay advocacy group One Colorado has started an online petition to fight against what it calls "scare tactics" by Catholic Charities, whose reps testified at the Capitol last week that if lawmakers legalize civil unions, it may stop providing adoption and foster care services. Why? ... More >>
Our post about the 9th Circuit Court declaring Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban, unconstitutional, focused on the Colorado case that spelled doom for the state's anti-gay Amendment 2 circa the '90s. But could this ruling cause problems for measures like the civil unions bill progressing ... More >>
Yesterday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional California's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. But the ruling, on view below, has a distinctly local flavor, since the jurists' argument is largely based on the U.S. Supreme Court's precedent-setting reje ... More >>
The perfect gay-marriage matchbook. Run for cover before striking.
The open matchbook that is pictured above is my contribution to twelve-year-old Augusta Dexheimer's Wedding Pillow Project. Gus and I go way back: Her parents are former Westword staff writers Eric Dexheimer and Robin Chotzino ... More >>
In the modern world, advertising is one of the most powerful tools available to get one's message out to the public. Urgent issues are spread wide through our wonderful super technology. But just because you can send a message out to millions of people simultaneously doesn't mean it's going t ... More >>
In "Mile Highs and Lows," Westword offers a no-holds-barred look at what goes on behind the locked doors of marijuana dispensaries, whether they resemble swanky bars, sterile dentist's offices or a dope dealer's college dorm room. See our current dispensary list here, and keep reading for the ... 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 >>
The Capitol steps have been busy places lately, playing host to everything from announcements about breathable plutonium at Rocky Flats and a new Bill Ritter and Lance Armstrong-touted pro bike race to the celebration of yesterday's Prop 8 ruling. But at 3 p.m. on Sunday, a group will mark tw ... More >>
Angie Zapata, the transgender Greeley teen who was murdered in July 2008, has been immortalized in song. She's an integral part of a verse of Los Angeles-based Latin band Ozomatli's anti-Proposition 8 song "Gay Vatos in Love."
Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Ozomatli's MySpace page:
Gotta give it up to the men of Ozomatli for having the cajones to embody their convictions rather than merely paying lip service with vacant platitudes, as so many artists do. These cats are putting themselves out there for better or worse. Witness the track "Gay Vatos in Love," from their latest ... 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 >>