Photo by Bryan Oller / Studio 80Six.

A Farewell Report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Big Something intern Ruby Kimberly put together this report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and its impact on the Pikes Peak Region in particular. She spoke with Director Mary Lou Makepeace, Program Officer Chris Robertson and members of the community as they gathered recently to bid farewell to the staff of the fund, which has had a presence in Colorado Springs since 1994.

 

4 Responses to A Farewell Report on The Gay and Lesbian Fund

  1. amy kaiser says:

    sooooo very good! Indeed!

  2. Mary Heimerman says:

    Thanks so much to the Gay and Lesbian Fund for all the wonderful contributions you have made to Colorado Springs area communities. Thank you for the tangible and intangible.

    It’s sad to see one more decent local organization “consolidated”. I believe this is a mistake, and I’m sorry to see it happen to you too.

  3. Mary Ellen says:

    Great job on this piece. I so appreciate this followup. I hope you’ll check in with The Gay & Lesbian Fund in 6 months in Denver and tell us what’s going on. We’ll need that connection.

  4. terri says:

    Excellent, well edited piece.

News

Getty Images
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.
 

Getty Images
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
 

NPR
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That’s made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
 

Arts & Life

February 26, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It’s “a lot of fun to watch.”
 

Music

Netflix
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The show’s distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
 

Courtesy of the Artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · See the trippy new video for “Rainbow” from People Get Ready’s album Physiques.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The Montreal band mines the built-in tension between its many sources of effervescence and the darker shading in its words and backgrounds.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab