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Opinion: A queer lens on what happened to Valor Christian’s volleyball coach

It is a bold and audacious gift to oneself to walk away, though there will be relationships to grieve and questions unanswered

Opinion Columns

Valor Christian students hold protest in support of gay volleyball coach who said he was forced to quit

Inoke Tonga said the school’s pastor and athletic director held a meeting with him last week, questioning him about a social media post that led them to believe he is gay


High school volleyball coach says Valor Christian forced him out for being gay

School officials say his sexuality does not align with Valor beliefs


Jack Phillips appeals Colorado court’s ruling on gender transition cake

Judge A. Bruce Jones ruled that attorney Autumn Scardina was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday because of her transgender status in violation of the law


Masterpiece Cakeshop baker fined $500 for refusing to make a cake celebrating a woman’s gender transition

Alliance Defending Freedom, which is defending baker Jack Phillips, said it would appeal the ruling.


Colorado baker Jack Phillips sued again over alleged LGBTQ bias

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2018 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed anti-religious bias when it sanctioned Phillips for refusing to make a same-sex wedding cake

Crime and Courts

With coronavirus nixing gatherings, LGBTQ+ Coloradans seek new ways to foster belonging

LGBTQ+ people feel some impacts of the pandemic more sharply than the general population, but there have been silver linings to the shutdown


The first two efforts to defund police in Colorado quickly failed. Will a push at CU be the first to succeed?

The Colorado legislature passed a sweeping police accountability bill in the wake of George Floyd protests, but so far efforts to replace law enforcement with mental health workers have failed.

Crime and Courts

Republican anti-LGBTQ bills at the Colorado Capitol test: Where does the party stand?

A number of GOP members of the statehouse declined to talk about the measures. Several who did said they disagree with the slate of legislation.

Politics and Government

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