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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.

Business

Nicolais: Anti-transgender activists should take a lesson from Colorado

Scoring short-term political points among the conservative base at the cost of LGBTQ equality is a losing proposition

Opinion Columns

“Everyone is being crazy”: Conservative Delta County erupts over an effort to teach sexual education

A task force spent two years drafting a curriculum that was ultimately rejected by the Delta County School District 50J board last week amid dueling rallies and big tensions

Education

New program aims to teach rural Colorado health providers about transgender care

The nonprofit Extension for Community Health Outcomes, or ECHO, offers virtual, interactive classes on complex health issues, including gender-affirming care, to providers outside of major metropolitan areas.

Health

Exclusive excerpt from “Going to Trinidad”: A patient arrives at a gender-confirmation crossroads

For 41 years, Dr. Stanley Biber's practice made the southern Colorado town a destination for the surgery. Upon her arrival, Claudine Griggs reflected on how she got there.

SunLit

SunLit Interview: For Martin J. Smith, “Going to Trinidad” launched a challenging odyssey

From puzzling over a cousin's transition years earlier to tackling the complex nuances of gender, the author found his two-year nonfiction project revealed many things -- including his own naiveté

SunLit

Kindness Yoga called out: Weakened by coronavirus, 9 studios close after Instagram campaign exposes rift over race

A hashtag led to hundreds of cancellations just as the company was readying to reopen. But some teachers wonder how closing down helps Denver’s yoga community make progress.

Coloradans

U.S. Supreme Court rules LGBT people are protected from job discrimination

The court decided by a 6-3 vote that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of sex encompasses bias against LGBT workers

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

LGBT activists say new bills — including one in Colorado — target transgender youth

The proposed laws, if enacted, “would bring devastating harms to the transgender community,” said Chase Strangio, a transgender-rights lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union

Politics and Government

Nicolais: It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our friends

An open letter to one of my favorite authors after JK Rowling publicly undermined the transgender community

Opinion Columns

Opinion: When Colorado students learn about LGBTQ leaders, they will feel pride

Opinion Columns

A text, chat line for LGBTQ youth contemplating suicide gets a boost in Colorado

The Trevor Project connected with 1,500 Colorado teens last year, and that’s not nearly enough, the nonprofit says

Health

Nicolais: How a prison gang-rape led to a glimmer of hope

As a part of a recent settlement, Colorado took a step toward addressing the unconscionable violence and abuse faced by transgender prisoners

Opinion Columns

While the Trump administration backtracks, Colorado is plowing forward on transgender rights

State reforms were propelled in Colorado by advocates who accuse the federal government of “erasing” trans people

Health

Nicolais: Mark Kennedy’s journey on LGBTQ issues outweighs his congressional record

Judging the sole finalist for the CU president only on votes he took long ago would be antithetical to lessons I learned at CU

Opinion Columns

Nicolais: By finally passing Jude’s Law, Colorado grows up a little

After advocating for passage of the birth certificate modernization bill, a 12-year-old girl made the state better for a friend I made a long time ago

Opinion Columns

The legislature denied them four times, so transgender people found another way to rewrite Colorado law on birth certificates

Current Colorado law -- the one transgender advocates have tried to change the last four years -- requires a person to have gender-reassignment surgery and prove it to a judge before asking to change the gender marker on a birth certificate

Politics and Government