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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Queer & There

Re: “Transgender military ban eloquently dragged by U.S. District Court judge, and other notable LGBTQ legal news

Looks like Colorado State's 1993 Amendment 2 Anti-Gay law all over again, and that cost our state about 50 million in revenue from the boycotts. What ever happened to all persons having the right to "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" according to the US Constitution? Where is my "Religious Liberty" Trump Administration?

I guess it's okay for the GOP to grope minors and abuse Women and Women's Health Care Rights, the Catholic Church Clerics to molest and rape children, but God forbid a loving LGBTIQ should want to adopt and have a family of their own since they too have Family Values. Hypocrisy at it's finest!

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Posted by guruD on 09/21/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Drag Queen Story Time attracts 280 attendees, few dissenters

So many keyboard activists that were against this out of fear. Kudos Queens! Muah!

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Posted by Audrey Hatfield on 09/07/2018 at 4:59 AM

Re: “Club Q’s Drag Brunch serves entertainment with a side of eggs

Enjoyed the write up about these queens. Drag Brunch is here! Kudos to Nick Grezecka for the affirming venue!

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Posted by Ed Sanders on 08/26/2018 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Leah López, a lesbian married to a man, struggles to find a seat at the LGBTQ table


You're not alone. I'm quite sure there is a sizeable number of women caught in marriages that are wrong for their sexual orientation. The same goes for a fair number of men.

You can stay married and still love women. That's your choice. Don't let anybody else define you. You define yourself.

Posted by Bill W. on 07/05/2018 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Leah López, a lesbian married to a man, struggles to find a seat at the LGBTQ table

sgree totally with >eah Lopez. i;m a lesbisn married to s msn. I had no idea fgrowing up in forties and fifties sbout lesbians.I msrried a man in my twenties and lived rest of my life,ostensibly straight. But i knew thst I loved my man because of shared interests and values but my core love is for women. I pay no attention to the those LGBQT folks who make themselves the judges of who is and isn;t in the . the group." snd allowed"" to be s lesbian. While the majority reject us I've found a few friends who accept me and my self perception and that is a great comfort.

Posted by bjeeanne on 07/04/2018 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement from U.S. Supreme Court

this is what happens when morons don't think elections really matter. a plutocratic religious freak supreme court will change America for the next 30 years. great job Bernie biotches!!! not only is the p@$$y grabber ruining America for four years he will set us back for decades now.

elections matter... get over your petty whiny stupid hurt feelings and vote for what will be best for the country!!! the old farts won because they know the importance of elections and maintaining their voting bloc. get a clue, especially all you white women... women's rights... good luck!!! back to the kitchen and being subservient to your man like the bible says... enjoy the next few decades and you don't get to whine one bit if you didn't vote for Hillary!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 06/29/2018 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement from U.S. Supreme Court

Let miss Justice with blind eyes decide by toasting the quarter up in the air, head for conservative and tails for liberal.May all have their equal chance.

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Posted by LIMA-CHARLIE on 06/28/2018 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Gender Euphoria and a Tribute to Paris is Burning for Pride

Your strength, courage and bravery amazes me. Thank you for sharing yourself with us in so many ways <3

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Posted by Zenthia Rocque on 06/18/2018 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Masterpiece Cakeshop case deepens divides as many misunderstand its meaning

if protected classes can be discriminated against why don't we start seeing signs that say:


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Posted by happyfew on 06/15/2018 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Masterpiece Cakeshop case deepens divides as many misunderstand its meaning

The real point that seems to be consistently missed is that this was an artistic freedom issue. The ruling states: 'An artist cannot be forced to paint, a musician cannot be forced to play, and a poet cannot be forced to write'.
You cannot force an artist to create for you against their will. True art makes a statement about society as viewed through the lens of the artist, it is a reflection of the artists personal ethos. To ask someone to use their creative energy to create art opposed to their personal belief system is beyond outrageous, it is a death blow to the arts as a whole. As entitled as the world has become, you still do not have a right to make other humans do what you desire them to do against their own will. Sure the baker holds views that don't align with current political correctness and certainly seem more than a little homophobic, but, to his credit when the thought police came for him, he held onto his personal ethics, and as harley883 points out, wouldn't compromise them for a dollar.

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Posted by dmb on 06/14/2018 at 8:47 PM

Re: “Masterpiece Cakeshop case deepens divides as many misunderstand its meaning

really...what business person would not take anyone's stupid...and by the lines of this "bakers" face...IMHO...he wasnt always a "saint"...but hey...I have seen pics of his please

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Posted by harley883 on 06/14/2018 at 3:06 PM

Re: “Two years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, too little has changed

What a horrible article that addressed nothing about why this shooting really happened.

Posted by Curtis Hutchens on 06/12/2018 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop decision case disappoints LGBTQ advocates but does not undermine civil rights protections

this decision had nothing to do with the civil rights violations this religious freak shamefully took against these individuals. once again the worst supreme court in history has decided to make a non-decision. this old fart cake maker needs to be put out of business. this isn't the 50's any more you bigots!!!

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Posted by happyfew on 06/05/2018 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop decision case disappoints LGBTQ advocates but does not undermine civil rights protections

Masterpiece Cakes should be reimbursed for expenses/time/anxiety related to this Witch Hunt.

Colorado Civil Rights Commission has the $$$.

Godless Democrats the Party of Shame !

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Posted by frank1946 on 06/04/2018 at 9:56 PM

Re: “Denver Health now offers full range of gender confirmation procedures for transgender individuals

Now if only insurances would cover the ffs and breast augmentation.

Posted by Jamie Shea on 05/24/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate divides Republicans and Democrats on Senate vote

sorry religious freaks, there is nothing in the constitution that states anyone has to believe your fairy tale book. civil rights are guaranteed and cannot be denied. differing sexual orientations have more scientific basis than anything from your cult. discrimination is wrong, even against your wackiest sect's. the world is getting less religious every day... thank Zeus.

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Posted by happyfew on 04/19/2018 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate divides Republicans and Democrats on Senate vote

How and when did the Civil Rights Commission receive authority to invent people based on their sexual desires and label them "lbgtq" and say that if you disagree with them or hold firm to your religious beliefs that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman, that you are a hateful bigot and you will lose your business? To falsely equate same sex marriage dissent to racism minimizes centuries of black slavery, Jim Crow laws, and civil rights struggles which is very insulting to Blacks and their ancestry.

The Civil Rights Commission has shown itself to be hostile toward religion and it needs a complete overhaul. The American people are not fooled by the sexual whims and false identity ideology of the liberal left . How homosexuals think and what they do certainly does not take precedence over religious liberty enshrined in the Constitution, not in the least bit. Christians must continue to vote Republican across the board, in every election to prevent lies from dominating legislation.

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Posted by Faith Brown on 04/18/2018 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Mikah Meyer breaks world records and LGBTQ stereotypes

I don't understand our society today.. He's breaking gay stereotypes? How? By doing what people who love the outdoors do? You mean by not acting EXTREMELY flamboyant and OVERLY feminine? Those types of stereotypes, oh, ok, so acting like a "normal" human being then? But I guess I don't really have a clue as to what's wrong with our nation today.. You can't own a gun without being a criminal, you can't say "hello" to a woman because now in the media they put "unwelcome" conversation and "unwanted sexual advances" in the same category. Our children can't listen to other cultures music and express it the same way, you cant be a boy without being a girl and if your a girl you better be a boy and if you don't want to play you can just be "it" and that's okay.. I've even heard rumors that one culture is trying to actively take away the right of being "Native American" from Native Americans, they're trying to say history is a lie and that they were here before anyone, now that is a true cultural identity crisis as a whole! Thinking about it though, what place do they have in American history as a culture? It isn't very pleasant to look at and very sad actually to think about multiple generations never to "exist" in history. So it is understandably so that they would seak their own identity, you dont identify with collumn A nor collumn B so who am I? You do have a place, they wear cool hats too! I dont know, I guess I'm just a guy who grew up BEFORE the internet. I miss the days when people were pissed off they expressed their anger and frustration, not just some people, EVERYONE did! Now we're all just a bunch of whiney babbies. At least back in the day people knew who they were! Never thought I would actually say this, but damn! I'm getting old! None the less, kudos to him for exploring and trying to help his community! Cheers! @the_unextroidinary_life_of_me

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Posted by RckyMtnFun on 04/01/2018 at 7:29 AM

Re: “White House memorandum bans most transgender military members

As a transgender veteran this situation is a nightmare. I was ambushed by my unit commander contending my fingers were not in the proper alignment during an award ceremony and that it was because I was disrespecting the flag by not following orders to do so. I took the Article 15 to a special court martial and had the charges dismissed. I went to a new unit, became a Sgt E5 and helicopter crew chief honorably serving my enlistment until my ETS. It was a hellish experience predicated on assumptions I was not a heterosexual male. Many times transgender and homosexual people were set up and burned this way when I was in in the late 1970s. I also went through being surprised with a set-up date with a woman where we were to enjoy a weekend in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina by a friend I suspect did this to verify my sexuality when I was later in a National Guard Special Forces unit and was at the SFQC at Ft Bragg in the 1980s. I had the boom lowered on me and forced to terminate even though I was preforming well in the Q Course having passed Phase One which in many ways is the rite of passage and naturally has the highest fail rate of the Q Course. I had to terminate mainly because though I realized entrapment was afoot, I was just not going to go spend a weekend having sex with someone my gender. This current dishearting nightmare with Trump acting out his bigotry is hard for me to take. It affects me quite deeply. I welcome contact if I can help with this fight against bigotry in any way. I would be happy to share my experiences. I well know how this situation scars and plights lives needlessly just to satisfy and serve hatred and intolerence. I would of stayed in the military had I not been living in constant fear trying to do so.

former Sgt Annica McCarthy (ne Michael)

Posted by Annica Diane McCarthy on 03/27/2018 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Homeless LGBTQ youth face major challenges with little help

As I recall, Inside Out Youth Services does advocacy for the the homeless youth, you should follow up on this by interviewing their new Director and you can contact them at It's up to each of us to help and get these kids off the streets...

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Posted by Ed Sanders on 02/09/2018 at 11:04 AM

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