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Pitkin County, Colorado, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo said it’s “somewhat disappointing” that no one has paid for the $24,000 security bill racked up during Vice President Pence’s trip to Aspen for a fundraiser earlier this week. Earlier this week, The Caribou Club, a gay-owned private club in Aspen, Colorado, hosted a $35,000-per-couple VIP fundraising event for Pence Monday evening. DiSalvo told the Aspen Daily that he is having trouble locating the organizer behind the Republican fundraiser to bill them for the...

A gay-owned private club in Colorado will be hosting a pricey-fundraiser for Mike Pence and the Republican Party. The Caribou Club in Aspen, Colorado, is owned by Billy Stolz and Richard Edwards, and it’s set to host a VIP-only reception with Pence this evening. The reception will cost $35,000 per couple to attend. The Donald Trump campaign will receive $2700 from that money, and the rest will go to the Republican National Committee. Bob Jenkins, the vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans,...

A gay-owned private club in Aspen, Colorado is set to host a $35,000-per-couple VIP fundraising event for Vice President Mike Pence Monday evening, reports Newsweek. The Caribou Club in Aspen, Colorado, which is owned by Billy Stolz and Richard Edwards, will reportedly host about 25 couples at the VIP-only reception. The $35,000-per-couple price tag will be split between The Donald Trump campaign, which will receive $2700 from that money, with the rest going to the Republican National Committee. The last time Pence...

Billy Stoltz — one of the gay owners of The Caribou Club in Aspen, Colorado — is reportedly allowing his club to be used for a fancy fundraiser for antigay Vice President Mike Pence. The event is expected to raise $875,000 for Pence and the Republican National Committee as they try to get Herr Trump re-elected along with a bunch of other elephants. Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, said that he’ll not reveal the event’s location. He...

A transgender woman who faced discrimination, assault, and rape in a men’s prison in Colorado just won a settlement with the state. Her lawyer said that the settlement is “a very important step that the state of Colorado has taken to acknowledge this community.” Lindsay Saunders-Velez, 21, was put in prison in 2017 for violating the terms of a plea deal, and she was sent to a men’s facility. According to Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, where transgender inmates are housed is...

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is up for reelection in 2020 and Dan Baer, an openly gay Democrat and former U.S. Ambassador under President Barack Obama, hopes to unseat him. Baer, who just received the endorsement of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, pulled in a jaw-dropping $1.35 million in fundraising dollars last quarter. It’s the largest ever initial fundraising total for an openly LGBTQ congressional candidate. This no doubt has Gardner more than a little unnerved. 44-year-old Gardner has a long history...

A Republican member of Congress is trying to de-fund PBS for airing an episode of Arthur that featured a gay wedding. The long-running children’s cartoon started its 22nd season in May with an episode that showed the characters’ teacher, Mr. Ratburn, marrying another man. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), whose district includes Colorado Springs, introduced legislation to end funding for PBS and National Public Radio (NPR), citing the Arthur episode of evidence that PBS is “offensive to many conservatives and religious taxpayers.” “Enough...

Jack Phillips, the anti-gay owner of Colorado‘s Masterpiece Cakeshop, is being sued yet again for his refusal to bake a cake for a member of the LGBTQ community. But this time it isn’t a gay wedding cake he has refused to bake — it’s a cake celebrating someone’s gender transition. The story behind this latest lawsuit has a little slightly complicated legal history, but it all starts in June 2017 when Colorado lawyer Autumn Scardina called the Masterpiece Cakeshop asking...

Colorado governor Jared Polis, the nation’s first openly gay governor, just signed two bills into law. The first bans so-called “conversion therapy,” making Colorado the 18th state to ban the practice of trying to change sexual orientation. The medical field has widely attacked the practice as extremely harmful and ineffective. The second bill allows for an easier change of gender listings on government documents. The move will benefit transgender and non-binary people to change their gender without having to go through...

The state flag of ColoradoGovernor Jared Polis, the country’s first openly gay governor, has signed two bills into law that will protect the health and safety of LGBTQ youth in Colorado.  HB19-1039, also known as Jude’s Law, will allow transgender Coloradans to more easily update the gender on their birth certificate to M, F, or X — without surgery, a doctor’s note, or court order.  Removing both the surgery requirement and court order...

Colorado Governor Jared Polis, the nation’s first out gay governor, has signed two bills into law that protect the LGBTQ community. Polis signed a bill that would outlaw giving youth “conversion therapy,” a harmful practice promoted by the religious right that claims to turn gay people straight. The bill passed with bipartisan support in the legislature. “Being gay is not a mental illness and it does not need to be fixed. After sponsoring this bill for the past three years, I’m...

 Jared Polis, 44 : Governor of Colorado, former U.S. Representative  Polis became the first openly gay governor ever elected in the nation when he won his race last fall. During his ten years in Congress, he was a leader in the fight, including marriage equality and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Polis shattered one of the lavender ceilings in politics. He proved that an openly gay man–with a long-term partner and two children–has the ability to win the highest office...

After pleading guilty in May of 2014 to transporting a stolen car across state lines, Alec Arapahoe, a gay Native American, was sentenced to nine months in prison. He was sent to a medium-security prison in Colorado, FCI Florence. While there, he came across William Mexican. According to a complaint filed against 29 prison officials at FCI Florence reported in the Washington Post, Mexican found out that Arapahoe was gay and targeted the 21-year-old. Mexican demanded money and threatened to rape...

A conservative LGBTQ organization just held a fundraiser for several anti-LGBTQ politicians last week. The $250 per person fundraising event, hosted by the leadership of the American Unity Fund (AUF), was held last week at the D.C. office of Hogan Lovells, a law firm. AUF is an organization “dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBTQ Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone,” according to their website. Three U.S. Representatives and three U.S. Senators were...

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