The case is about speech, not about public accommodation.
“What’d I Miss?”: Prayers can’t undo politicians’ campaign of fear
In “What’d I Miss?” Myra connects the dots between the drumbeat of anti-trans rhetoric on social media and the deadly violence at Club Q in Colorado Springs.
Leading Colorado LGBTQ lawmakers find Pride — and insight — in Israel
TEL AVIV — State Rep. Brianna Titone was a grand marshal of the Denver Pride Parade in 2019 and has walked in Pride parades in New York and Copenhagen, but she said it was her honor as chair of the Colorado Legislative LGBTQ Caucus to be one of the 170,000 people marching in the Tel […]
Zornio: Pride Month is a stark reminder of how basic rights could be lost
As Pride Month kicks off across America, Colorado holds a special badge of honor: The state currently ranks as the highest in America for LGBTQ+ equality, having earned 39.5 out of a possible 42.5 points according to the Movement Advancement Project last November. It’s a significant win for a state formerly known as the “Hate […]
Nicolais: Neil Gorsuch’s opinion presents another lesson in judicial independence
A nearly universal reaction to the equal rights victory for the LGBTQ community in Bostock v. Clayton County has been shock and surprise that Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Colorado native, wrote the opinion. In an otherwise wonderful story of perseverance and triumph, that shock remains a source of tremendous disappointment and detracts from a broader […]
Littwin: Neil Gorsuch’s ruling for LGBTQ rights proves that irony is not quite dead
I have long insisted that in the age of Trump, irony has died along with it. But then comes Neil Gorsuch to prove me wrong. In a startling 6-3 decision, with a startling majority opinion written by the ultra-conservative Gorsuch, the Supreme Court has ruled that LGBTQ people are, well, like all other people and […]
Colorado still allows killers to use gay or transgender “panic” defenses. But the strategy could soon be outlawed.
When Allen Andrade was charged with murdering a transgender woman in 2008, he argued that he killed her in the heat of passion after learning she had male genitalia. Andrade simply snapped, his attorneys said, and shouldn’t be sent to prison for the rest of his life. In fact, Andrade’s attorneys claimed, he was provoked […]
Opinion: When Colorado students learn about LGBTQ leaders, they will feel pride
Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson. Fifty years ago, these transgender women of color fought back against the discriminatory practices of the New York City Police Department at the Stonewall Inn. Their actions sparked an uprising, inspiring queer folks, drag queens, trans people and their allies to birth the modern-day LGBTQ rights movement. October is […]
Nicolais: USA soccer’s Megan Rapinoe delivers another perfect cross into the mix
Megan Rapinoe caught the attention of social media and the president alike with a perfectly placed f-bomb in response to whether she would visit the White House. Colorado’s growing soccer community almost certainly grinned knowingly over the exchange. It isn’t the first time Rapinoe has delivered a deadly accurate lob into a heated battlefield. My […]
Nicolais: Mark Kennedy’s journey on LGBTQ issues outweighs his congressional record
The debate over Mark Kennedy, the sole finalist to be the University of Colorado’s next president, has been consumed by votes he took a decade and a half ago while serving as a member of Congress. Specifically, opponents have highlighted Kennedy’s 2004 and 2006 votes to ban same-sex marriage. That singular focus is not only […]