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On January 11, 2013 By Jake Brownell
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Advocate, a national LGBTQ politics and culture magazine, released it’s annual “Gayest Cities in America” list this week, and you’ll be surprised to know that Colorado Springs clocked in at #13 (besting Denver by nearly 10 spots, and only barely trailing Oakland and Minneapolis). The rankings are supposedly based on criteria […]
On December 5, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
During last month’s general election, Americans voted into office more gay and lesbian lawmakers than ever before. And in states like Wisconsin, Oregon and Colorado, gay and lesbian officials will hold some of the highest positions of power. Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at what’s driving the change.
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Civil unions supporters in Colorado won big during last week’s election, successfully targeting and ousting three Republican lawmakers over their opposition to civil unions. And as Bente Birkeland reports, many in the GOP feel the issue contributed to their losses.
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On November 7, 2012 By Noel Black
It’s not every day that a local professor gets named to the research advisory board of a foundation created by, arguably, the biggest pop star in the world. Such is life for CJ Pascoe, assistant professor of sociology at Colorado College.
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Pueblo City Council last night voted to extend benefits to domestic partners of city employees, the Chieftain reports…Dozens of personnel and several fire engines are at work containing a 400-acre wildfire on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park…About 1800 enthusiastic supporters turned out at the Fountain Middle School gymnasium as First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off a two-day campaign swing through Colorado in support of the President.Continue Reading →
Two of the four candidates in the race for the 3rd congressional seat will take part in a debate tomorrow night in Pueblo…Pueblo City Council plans a public hearing tonight on benefits for domestic partners, and is expected to vote on the measure…and, Vestas Wind Systems lays off additional workers in Colorado.Continue Reading →
Pueblo’s City Council decides to vote October 9th on benefits for domestic partners…The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $200-thousand dollar grant to conduct a feasibility study on locating a spaceport in Denver.Continue Reading →
On September 25, 2012 By newsroom
Pueblo’s City Council plans to vote on the issue October 9th.Continue Reading →
On September 20, 2012 By Craig Richardson
Colorado College Economics and Business Professor, Lt. Col. Jim Parco (Ret.) presents a micro lecture on the relationship between the perception of the warrior ideal and the argument against the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.Continue Reading →
On September 18, 2012 By Andrea Chalfin News Dir.
A statewide gay rights advocacy group is trying to use the failure of a civil unions measure last legislative session to flip control at the Colorado statehouse. Republican house leaders blocked the bill from receiving a vote on the house floor, which forced a special session. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the […]Continue Reading →
The Environmental Protection Agency has given final approval to Colorado’s strategy to reduce air pollution, which relies heavily on switching some coal fired power plants to natural gas…Pueblo City Council voted last night to postpone indefinitely a decision on city employee benefits for domestic partners, the Chieftain reports…Colorado government leaders have marked 11 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a service that also recognized the victims of the Aurora theater shooting and historic summer wildfires.Continue Reading →
On August 29, 2012 By Craig Richardson
Colorado College Sociology Professor C.J. Pascoe discusses the roots of bullying and its relationship with the enforcement of masculine stereotypes in young men and boys.Continue Reading →
Time is running out for residents living in and around the Waldo Canyon burn area to take advantage of a flood insurance waiting-period waiver…Pueblo City Council is set to consider extending city benefits to same-sex domestic partnerships, the Pueblo Chieftain reports.Continue Reading →
Citizens Project was created 20 years ago in response to Colorado’s Amendment 2 and the climate that made its passage possible. Executive Director Kristy Milligan came by to talk about the mission of the organization and a few of the many ways that Citizens Project has contributed to civilizing Colorado Springs.
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On June 7, 2012 By Craig Richardson
Alex Ilyasova, English professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs examines the gender dynamics of power and masculinity via the framework of the Dykes on Bikes trademark case.
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The effort to revive a stalled civil unions bill has run out of steam at the Colorado Capitol. The measure died last night in a Republican-controlled House committee. The 5 to 4 party line vote came on the first day of a special legislative session called to deal with civil unions and several other stalled […]Continue Reading →
On the final day of the state’s legislative session, Governor John Hickenlooper called for a special session to address civil unions. The decision came a day after Republican leaders in the house filibustered the civil unions bill and killed at least two dozen other measures along with it. Bente Birkeland has more from the […]Continue Reading →
Governor John Hickenlooper has called for a special session regarding civil unions…and, about 50 Air Force personnel and two C-130 cargo planes have left Peterson Air Force Base for a four-month deployment.Continue Reading →
A bill that would have allowed civil unions in Colorado failed in the Republican controlled house late last night despite having enough GOP votes to pass. It happened after a dramatic fallout on the chamber floor, when Republicans recessed the house for several hours as Democrats were trying to call up the bill. Bente […]Continue Reading →
A civil unions bill cleared the House Appropriations committee 7-6, with Republican Representative Cheri Gerou of Evergreen voting with Democrats. Several amendments to the bill were also approved in committee, including exemptions to social workers, mental health professionals, and on religious grounds. The bill now moves on to the full House, where it needs […]Continue Reading →
As George Benson and the late Whitney Houston each sang, the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. But it may seem like our children these days are faced with more challenges than ever before. This month, we’re taking a look at the issues kids […]Continue Reading →
A measure to allow civil unions in Colorado cleared its first hurdle in the Republican controlled house judiciary committee. Many in attendance say they were shocked when the same committee that defeated the bill last year moved it forward. The measure passed when one Republican lawmaker switched her vote from no to yes, but […]Continue Reading →
Colorado Springs recently played host to Lady Gaga’s favorite Drag Queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist, Sharon Needles at Bubbles Nightclub. We met with Sharon backstage at Bubbles where she shared her thoughts about Colorado Springs (including Ted Haggard and Garden of the Gods), her place in the drag universe and her […]Continue Reading →