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

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled. In Tuesday’s […]

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

The LGBTQ community takes great pride in its mass gatherings. But since the coronavirus pandemic hit Colorado in March, those communal events have been hard to come by. Bars have been almost or entirely shut down; clubs can no longer offer their trademark intimacy and electric energy. Pride festivals — including Denver Pride, the largest […]

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

Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security forces have failed.  The Denver City Council and the board overseeing the Regional Transportation District this month rejected reappropriating law enforcement dollars to mental health […]

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

Daniel Ramos, the executive director of Colorado’s largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, sees Republicans as allies in the fight for equality, tolerance and progress. But a slate of legislation being championed by a handful of hard-right conservatives in the Colorado House, including one bill that would seek to end […]