A judge has ordered that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood stop discriminating against gay couples seeking wedding cakes. The judge's ruling (on view below) is in response to a complaint filed by same-sex couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, who said that Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips refused to ... More >>
Comedy festivals are the perfect antidote to a nasty breakup. Not only because laughing activates several different sections of the brain, strengthening neurons that lead to insight and emotional balance, but because so many comedians love to bitch about heartbreak. Like Morrissey records or the fil ... More >>
The days of Internet dating being the domain of basement dwellers, antisocial misanthropes, virgins and folks who are unlucky in the looks department (mix and match any and all of these) are effectively over, and today it seems like everyone is meeting and dating -- and venting about meeting and dat ... More >>
Grouper, which launches in Denver today, is the latest social networking site that aims to connect people with similar interests in a possibly romantic way. But Grouper founder and CEO Michael Waxman insists it's not a traditional dating site; this "social club" tries to keep the Internet part of th ... More >>
It's been a long time coming. After a bill to legalize civil unions in Colorado fell short in both 2011 and last year, the measure finally passed the Colorado House today. Next, the legislation heads to the desk of Governor John Hickenlooper, who's promised to sign it. This breakthrough delights B ... More >>
The entire world is embarrassed for Manti Te'o right now. The Notre Dame linebacker thought he had a girlfriend, then thought she died of leukemia, and anyone who heard his sad story really bad for Te'o -- until word got out that his beloved girlfriend was actually an emotionally disturbed 22-year-o ... More >>
Tired of the perilous world of online dating? The Art Connection is offering a way to actually meet people in person, in a secure environment, and even if romance doesn't result, at least art will. See also: - A Great! First Date, new local online dating site, is about deeds, not words - Ask the Cr ... More >>
When you go through a really bad relationship breakup, you need three things (four, if you smoke weed): Netflix, booze and frozen yogurt from Pinkberry. Netflix is for watching horrible movies with Jason Momoa (hopefully he'll be wearing eyeliner), the booze is so you can drink away the memories of ... More >>
Katie and Tom. Katy and Russell -- everybody's breaking up these days, it seems. Hell, even Adam Levine traded in one Victoria's Secret model for another. Break ups aren't just relegated to the super couples or the superstars, obviously. Everybody's been been on the receiving end of being dumped -- ... More >>
The idea that online dating sucks for straight people is as old as online dating itself. A few weeks ago, as I watched Luciann Lajoie explain in great theatrical detail the (however brief) life of a frantic serial online-dater in Date, I was reminded of just what terrified me so much about online da ... More >>
For this week's cover story, "Money can buy you love, if you have a contract with this Harvard MBA," I spent roughly a month working with local matchmaker Jamie Richards. We've already covered her tips on finding a matchmaker, taking a profile picture and creating an online dating profile. But now w ... More >>
Before I began working with Jaime Richards, one of the matchmakers in this week's cover story, I had to dig deep. Really deep: It's common practice for date coaches and matchmakers to ask their clients for letters of recommendation, but they're not the kind you're thinking of. In preparation for our ... More >>
Adam Norrell, human.Adam Norrell likes the words "snazzy" and "sparky." He says them more than you'd expect from a 34-year-old software nerd from Castle Rock, especially when he's describing his new online dating site, the snazzily named Vlirty. Norrell came up with the idea for Vlirty, which ... More >>
Michael BrosilowEd Kross and Amy Roeder of The Second CityIf you're looking for the perfect date night destination, keep on looking. Love, Sex & The Second City isn't a show for a first date. Because it's about first dates -- and why we never make it to that second one... or the third... or t ... More >>
Marcus Richert's Lee-Lee's Quest isn't a game you play because it's going to move you or impress you with its visuals or even offer a challenge -- you'll play it because it's weird, humorous, self-referential and just plain bizarre. It shouldn't come as a surprise seeing as how it's coming to ... More >>
Pat Steadman.Update below: Today, in all likelihood, SB 172, intended to legalize civil unions in Colorado, will be okayed by the state senate, following debate yesterday that warmed the heart of its sponsor, Senator Pat Steadman. Next, however, the bill must be approved by the Republican-con ... More >>
Isn't his outfit a little gay?It's never too early to plant the seeds of life-long sexual neurosis; in this day and age of growing tolerance toward the scourge homosexuality, we've really got to step up our efforts to instill deep self-hatred in our children at an early age. That's where Chas ... More >>
Jordan LaRousse and Samantha Sade run the Oysters & Chocolate erotica empire from their home base in Boulder, and they're celebrating the release of their second book, Mastering Your Man from Head to Head: How to work your man below the belt, between the ears, and beneath the sheets for excep ... More >>
Bill Ritter is the only the latest Colorado governor to prompt affair rumors.Yesterday, former Denver elections commissioner Jan Tyler, currently a blogger for Examiner.com, penned an item entitled "Is Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Having an Affair with Stephanie Villafuerte?" At this writin ... More >>
Here's a girl who's ready for just about anything.The principal at Lafayette's Angevine Middle School has reportedly asked parents to urge their kids not to wear colored jelly bracelets to class -- and those who do will be asked to remove them. The reason: The colors are said to denote assort ... More >>
Recently, a Denver music scene personality (who asked to remain anonymous, for obvious reason) reached out to me to tell me his tale of getting dumped via Twitter. It's as tragic as it sounds. The guy didn't get dumped via direct message (Twitter's version of e-mail, a private, two-way communica ... More >>
French singer-songwriter Sebastien Tellier isn't shy about talking about either his sexuality or Sexuality, his new album, throughout which he delves into matters of the flesh with great delight. But he also sees the sacred side of salaciousness, as he makes clear in a December 4 Westword profile ... More >>
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As part of his never-ending fight against gays, car dealer Will Perkins gets himself "arrested" in Vail.
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