Speaking of Boulder, how about sending congratulations to Out Boulder’s Executive Director Aicila Lewis. On my way home from Longmont, hungry and sun burnt from three Pride weekends, I decided to stop in at the Fox Bar in Fort Collins for a late lunch.
Lewis was named one of the “100 Women We Love: Class of 2011” by GO! Mid-afternoon on a Sunday and things were pretty quiet for the new LGBT bar.
Without a permanent address, Etheridge, under Colorado law was allowed to list himself as transient.
Etheridge was ultimately allowed to roam the Fort Collins area freely, making it difficult for law enforcement to track.
A few minutes later, Kate Bohn, one of the owner’s of the other Fort Collins bars, Choice City Shots, walked through the doors of the Fox. As I pulled myself off the floor, Bohn introduced herself to Gomez with a big hug and welcomed him and the Fox to Fort Collins. These two business competitors and I spent the remaining afternoon talking about the Northern Colorado community and what we could do to strengthen it.
” I immediately broke out into laughter in response to his comment. Now, my work mates, friends, neighbors and many of the professionals I deal with on a daily basis treat me like any other person, the way it is supposed to be, you know, equal rights’. I think it’s a pretty safe assumption for me to say that June is a highlight for many of us.
For me, bumping into and embracing friends from up north during Denver’s Pride Fest weekend, whether along the parade route, next to the main stage, or out at night, was the best part of my Pride weekend. With the Pride celebrations, parties and that great feeling of community that we experienced during June, the LGBT community is eager to seek that same acceptance and feeling of family, the rest of the year. Since the end of June, I have experienced so much positive energy here in Northern Colorado that I can’t help but think what a great community we have.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation oversees the state sex offender registry.
“There’s approximately 18,000 registered sex offenders in the State of Colorado, so of that 18,000 there are about 900 of those that are homeless or transient,” Medina said.