Friday, April 17, 2015

Gay Help Wanted: Development Director for the Matthew Shepard Foundation

The Matthew Shepard Foundation seeks a motivated and experienced fundraising professional to plan and direct development work from their Denver office. 

The Matthew Shepard Foundation is an LGBT- and Ally-focused 501(c)(3) charitable organization which empowers the individual to embrace human dignity and diversity through outreach, advocacy, and resources.

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Lavender Graduation Ceremony to be Held at Auraria on May 6

The Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Student Services is proud to announce their upcoming Lavender Graduation Ceremony.  This event is held annually to honor Auraria's LGBTQ students and Allies as they close the chapter on their education, and embark on their next adventure in life.

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 4-6 p.m. in Tivoli 440.

If you, or someone that you know, graduated in Fall 2014, or will be graduating this Spring semester, GLBT Student Services at Auraria would like to honor them at this ceremony.  Graduates, please RSVP to Craig Toth ( no later than April 24 to be included in this event.  Graduates will be given a commemorative stole to wear during their graduation ceremonies.

Eternal Summers - Together or Alone

Today, Eternal Summers have released a video for "Together or Alone", the lead single from their new LP Gold and Stone, out June 2nd on Kanine Records. Noisey, who premiered the video, is calling the video a "dark middle ground between The Fantastic Mr. Fox and a Tool video." and the track "an angsty, driving indie punk track punctuated with ethereal female vocals that will make you run directly toward the preorder for the LP." Gold and Stone is available for pre-order now through Pledge Music.

Several elected officials named among top influential LGBT leaders

Out Magazine on Wednesday named several elected officials to its list of top influential LGBT leaders, which looks at "LGBT voices [with] power, how they wield it and who it affects." Among the list Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin who is the first openly gay U.S. senator, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Colorado's own Rep. Jared Polis in at #39!

Colo. Republicans reject transgender birth certificate bill

A Colorado Senate committee on Wednesday voted 3-2 to block a bill that would have allowed transgender people to change the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing surgery. The bill passed the House earlier this month but died in the Republican-led Senate.

Clinton presses Supreme Court to vote for marriage equality

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee for 2016, provided a statement Wednesday urging the Supreme Court to rule in favor of same-sex marriage

"Hillary Clinton supports marriage equality and hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed that constitutional right," said Adrienne Elrod, spokeswoman for Hillary for America.

Guam begins debate to institute marriage equality

Guam Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson issued an order to allow marriage equality on the island. It would become the first U.S. territory to do so. The decision comes in conflict with Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo and the lieutenant governor, who said they may want the issue to be decided by the public or their political representatives.

Fla. lawmakers approve bill to overturn state's gay adoption ban

Florida lawmakers on Tuesday approved House Bill 7013, which would overturn the state's nearly 40-year ban on adoption by same-sex couples, after garnering bipartisan support for the bill. The measure, which contains an amendment introduced by openly gay state Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami, passed their respective chambers by veto-proof margins. The measure now awaits review by Republican Gov. Rick Scott. 

"Follow the law that says we don't discriminate, and follow the law that gives these children a fair chance," said Republican state Sen. Don Gaetz, who sponsored the bill.

OUT on DVD/VOD: Folsom Forever

Breaking Glass will be releasing Folsom Forever on DVD and VOD June 9, 2015. Folsom Forever is the story of how a kinky rebellious street festival captured the heart of San Francisco. This new documentary by Mike Skiff (Kink Crusaders) bares the social, political, charitable and cultural implications of the world's most notorious bacchanal.

In 1984, a scrappy little neighborhood in San Francisco - home to many low-income tenants and the heart of the gay male leather scene - faced destruction from the bulldozers of redevelopment and the AIDS crisis. The Folsom Street Fair was started to call attention to gentrification and raise money for AIDS charities. Folsom Forever tells the story of how this small street fair grew into the biggest outdoor kink and fetish event in the world, and managed to do a lot of good along the way.

Gay Help Wanted: Sales Reps for MileHighGayGuy

Award-winning is seeking advertising sales reps. The position requires someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented and who, preferably, is familiar with the GLBT community. This is a contract position and pay will be commission-based.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Highlights from IGLTA’s Most Successful Annual Global Convention to Date

The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s 32nd Annual Global Convention, 8-11 April, in Los Angeles, united tourism professionals from 27 countries for education and networking designed to enhance the landscape of LGBT tourism.

Highlights from the IGLTA conference include:

  • A private gala reception hosted by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board at the Getty Center with performances by Leslie Jordan, Tig Notaro, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, plus viewing access to the museum’s stunning collection of Impressionist paintings. With more than 600 attendees, it was IGLTA’s largest-ever conference networking event.
  •  The White House represented for the first time: LGBT liaison Aditi Hardikar served as one of the opening keynote speakers; her speech was delivered the same day that President Obama once again showed his LGBT support by calling for an end to gay conversion therapies.
  • Participation more than doubled for the second annual appointment-driven Buyer/Supplier Marketplace, attracting buyers that represent more than $946 million in annual LGBT travel bookings worldwide.
  • The second annual IGLTA Foundation fundraising event, held at the Montage Beverly Hills in partnership with The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, raised more than $14,000 – up from $6,000 last year.
“Los Angeles truly proved itself to be one of the most LGBT-welcoming destinations in the world, from the host venues to the local media to the support of our LGBT travel expo in West Hollywood Park,” IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella said. “The outpouring of positive feedback for this year’s convention program has surpassed any other in our 32-year history. The bar is set really high now and we’re ready to meet that challenge head on as we prepare for our first convention in Africa in 2016.”

Denver Gearing Up for the Most Exciting Memorial Day Weekend in the City’s History

Denver will offer the largest and most fun collection of Memorial Day events in memory with a wide assortment of happenings ranging from rock concerts to art festivals, from baseball to Batman.  “The scheduling this year has created a ‘perfect storm’ of events, so in downtown we will have Denver Day of Rock with 25 bands, thousands of people in costumes for Denver Comic Con, a Rockies home stand and two art festivals, all at the same time,” said Richard Scharf, president of VISIT DENVER, the Convention & Visitors Bureau.   

Many of the events are free. “Downtown will be packed with food trucks, free music, art displays, and very colorful crowds, all blending with the normal offerings of museums, 70 outdoor cafes and rooftop bars, breweries, shops and professional sports,” Scharf said.  He noted that there are a myriad of other activities happening all over the city this weekend.

All of the activities are listed at

Courtney Barnett - Kim's Caravan

Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for "Kim's Caravan" from the debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts. "Kim's Caravan" will be released as a special Record Store Day 12" and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale's "Close Watch" as the B-Side.