The stunning avalanche of action set in motion by the U.S. Supreme Court's inaction on same-sex marriage last week shows just how quickly this country can change. So why, nearly fifty years after Colorado became the first state in the union to legalize abortion, have we not put this equally sticky ... More >>
For some reason, women who desire to take care of their bodies -- especially through preventative measures -- are terrifying to some large corporations. Yesterday, five of the nine Supreme Court justices decided that Hobby Lobby was human and that women were not, ruling that certain kinds of compani ... More >>
This Friday, July 12, the 2013 edition of the Apocalyptic Ball -- dubbed The Awakening -- will take over the Denver Mart. A blowout fundraiser featuring dozens of diverse performances from local and national drag stars, burlesque dancers, comedians, musicians and more, the night aims to entertain a ... More >>
For Gay Fantasia, opening this weekend at Naropa University's Nalanda Campus, the audience has a chance to be direct participants in the production. The piece -- which binds the last days of Harvey Milk together with the beginning of the HIV and AIDS crisis through a personal story -- is presented i ... More >>
In what U.S. state is it illegal for a man to have sex with a fish? If you want to know the answer -- and are looking for something both fun and educational to do Thursday night -- Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has you covered. It's hosting a sex-trivia night at Hamburger Mary's Club M a ... More >>
Here are the stats: For the fifth year in a row, Briceson Ducharme, aka Ginger Sexton, has been in the running to be a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race. Now, as the show heads into its fifth season, Ms. Sexton is tossing her hat in the ring for the fifth time. And she's not just tossing it -- she's ... More >>
Race for the Cure.For many years, the regional Planned Parenthood headquarters was Westword's neighbor, and we had a front-row seat for the picketers who harassed employees of an organization that does so much more than providing abortion services.
Even if you miss out on a Mondo t-shirt for amfAR, there are still ways to observe World AIDS Day locally. Here's how to help let the world know that HIV/AIDS isn't over, because yeah, it's not:
From 7News coverage.The arrest affidavit that's led to the arrest of Benjamin Janicki, nineteen, is a horror show for any parent -- or any human being with a functioning moral compass. At this point, the Denver District Attorney's Office has charged Janicki with sexual assaults on three chil ... More >>
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to BCAP.Eat out for a good cause today, when both Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant, 2010 16th Street in Boulder, and Aji Latin American Restaurant, 1601 Pearl Street in Boulder, will donate 15 percent of the day's sales to the Boulder ... More >>
Darren Garcia reportedly had a three-letter secret he didn't share with his customers.It's my understanding, reached via careful research conducted in the name of journalism, that some prostitutes have specialties beyond the old in-n-out. But if the Denver District Attorney's Office is correc ... More >>
Theres a party at the end of this rainbow.
Letters from the week of October 2, 2008
"V" Is for Vagina
Every once in a while, asking a stupid question pays off. As evidence, consider the following Q&A with guitarist Simon Taylor-Davies of Klaxons, a buzzy British band profiled in Westword’s October 4 edition. In about half of the pieces about this particular STD and cohorts James Righton and Jamie ... More >>
Boulder parents get their panties in a twist over a high-school sex talk.
Ace Young wants to keep his private parts private.
Get some Juice at the Hip-Hop Flix Film Series.
It Is What You Think It Is (Self-released)
Unblinking Beirut imagines an era when AIDS poisons intimacy.
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event
The Vagina Monologues brings female genitalia out in the open.
What to see on "A Day Without Art."
"Prevention Option for Women: Equal Rights"
From the week of March 23
Winning the Governor's Mansion could be a religious experience for the GOP.
Performance artist Cristofer Lix talks and sings about living with AIDS.
FIREBRAND STEVE ARRINGTON, NOW IN ILL HEALTH, RECALLS THE GHOSTS OF AIDS BATTLES PAST.
A DISPUTE OVER AIDS TESTING ENSNARES A HEALTH OFFICIAL FROM COLORADO SPRINGS.
THE STATE AIDS COUNCIL LOSES YET ANOTHER DIRECTOR.
SEX IS BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY RISKY BUSINESS FOR YOUNG GAYS.
LANCE CLEM, FORMER HEAD OF THE GOVERNOR'S AIDS COUNCIL, CLAIMS A DISPUTE OVER FEDERAL FUNDS COST HIM HIS JOB.
From the week of January 5