Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Make Your Gay Voice Heard!

Today you are invited to take the 12th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey, which is one of the largest LGBTQ surveys in the world.

It should take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. Those who complete the entire survey by April 30, 2018 may enter into a drawing to win one of twenty US $50 cash or gift certificate prizes.

Furry Scurry: Take a Walk in the Park to Help Homeless Pets!

Be part of the nation’s single largest dog walk and a Denver tradition by participating in the 25th annual Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry Saturday, May 5. The event takes place at Denver’s Washington Park and raises money to help the Dumb Friends League care for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year.

Animal lovers and their dogs are invited to enjoy a two-mile walk around beautiful Wash Park, followed by refreshments, food trucks, contests, dog demonstrations and shopping for your furry friends at the Flealess Market—made up of more than 100 pet-related vendors and sponsors.

The Dumb Friends League encourages individuals and teams to register and start fundraising now to increase their impact on homeless pets and horses. Money raised at the Furry Scurry through registration fees and individual donations helps provide medical care to sick and injured animals, behavior training that allows pets to be adopted more quickly, investigations of animal neglect and mistreatment and supports the Dumb Friends League’s overall mission to end pet homelessness and animal suffering.

“We welcome all animals through our doors—whether they are old, ill, injured, unwanted, lost, abused or neglected,” said Dr. Apryl Steele, president and CEO of the Dumb Friends League. “The money raised at the Furry Scurry goes directly to helping homeless pets in our care. Because we are a local, independent nonprofit, what we do is possible thanks to generous support from people in our community.”

Registration for the Furry Scurry is $50 per person and $25 for youth 12 and younger, and includes a Furry Scurry event T-shirt and walk participation bib. Participants can register as an individual, form a team or join a team. Registration can be completed online at, at one of the Dumb Friends League shelter locations, or on event day starting at 7:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to collect donations from friends, family and co-workers to help make an even bigger difference in the lives of homeless pets and horses. Those who fundraise above and beyond their registration fee will receive exciting incentives.

This year, raising money to help homeless pets and horses is easier than ever with the Furry Scurry mobile app. Participants can send emails, monitor fundraising progress and update their personal fundraising pages on the go. Search Furry Scurry 2018 in the App Store or Google Play to download and start fundraising today.

Visit to learn more including fundraising tips, how to form a team or other ways to get involved.

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Tee One Up in Colorado This Summer with New Course Openings, Major Tournaments and Unmatched Golf Experiences

Breathtakingly beautiful, Colorado is the ultimate golf vacation destination. With nearly 300 incredible courses, each offering its own special variation of elevation, climate, vegetation and wildlife, golfers can find a spectacular setting for any golf game.  Plus, at Colorado’s altitude, balls are likely to fly farther, and with nearly 300 days of sunshine annually, golfers can hit the greens almost any time of year. This year welcomes major golf news to the state including the opening of TPC Colorado, the state’s first ground-up golf course development in nearly 10 years, and the 100th Anniversary of the famed Broadmoor Resort that will host the 2018 U.S. Men’s Senior Open in June. 
Major Golf Events & Anniversaries:
Estes Park Golf Course Celebrates its 100th Season of Golf: Estes Park’s 18-hole golf course will celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer with special events, celebrations and programming throughout the season.
Colorado’s First TPC Course to Open in Berthoud, Summer 2018: Colorado will welcome its first ground-up golf course development in nearly 10 years this summer with the highly anticipated opening of TPC Colorado.  The course, which was designed to accommodate professional tournaments, will feature superb views of the Rocky Mountains, an 18-hole championship course, a beautifully appointed clubhouse and a master-planned residential neighborhood.
U.S. Senior Open at the Broadmoor, July 25 - July 1: The 39th annual U.S. Senior Open will be the eighth USGA Championship contested at the famed Broadmoor Resort, which will also celebrate its centennial in 2018.  Guests can purchase tickets to see golf’s greats ranging from $20 - $249. Children 17 and under will be admitted free the whole week when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Golf Packages & Experiences:
Golf with a Legend at the Broadmoor: The Broadmoor is offering a special “Golf with A Legend” package in celebration of its 100th anniversary, allowing guests to tee up on the famed East Course with professional golfer Hale Irwin. The package includes a three-night golf extravaganza for groups of 12-24 players and includes a practice round on the East and West Courses. It also includes a clinic from The Broadmoor teaching staff, a round of golf with Hale Irwin, dinner at the hotel’s Fish House and more.
Stay, Play & Save at Keystone: Keystone is not only home to two award-winning golf courses, the resort offers nearly endless ways to play in the summer months. Golfers can take advantage of the resort’s Stay, Play and Save package which includes a free round of nine holes on the day of arrival and unlimited same-day play for every round reserved. 
Play and Stay in Beaver Creek with Red Sky Golf Club: The luxurious Westin Riverfront is offering a stay-and-play package this season from May to October where visitors are presented with lush overnight accommodations for two and two rounds of golf at Red Sky Ranch. Red Sky Golf Club features premiere signature golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Greg Norman. Packages start at $444 per night.
Notable Courses Across Colorado:
Experience European-Style Play at Ballyneal Golf Club: For an unexpected, and European-style experience, golfers will love Ballyneal Golf Club, a private golf destination built on a unique sand dune formation in the high plains of Eastern Colorado. The club is well known for its minimalist style of play that harkens to the traditions of the game.
Enjoy 27-Holes of Jack Nicklaus-Style Golf at Breckenridge Golf Club: Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this course is nestled below the beautiful Tenmile Range and is a championship course that is set at an elevation of 9,324 ft. It offers golfers views of beaver ponds, native grasses, wetlands, pine, and aspen groves. This mountain course also offers online specials for tee-times for those keen on playing 27-holes or 36-holes on the same day.
Golf the Eisenhower Golf Course at the US Air Force Academy: Located in Colorado Springs, the Eisenhower Golf Course at the US Air Force Academy boasts two outstanding courses at very reasonable rates. The Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Blue Course stretches to almost 7,500 yards and offers wide fairways and challenging greens. The Silver course is demanding with a premium placed on accuracy rather than length. Eisenhower Golf Course offers golf instruction, golf clinics and a summer junior golf program, all of which are conducted by the PGA staff.
Watch Colorado Wildlife on the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs. Haymaker Golf Course is a gem located in the lush, green Yampa Valley of Steamboat Springs. The challenging links-style course is complete with native grasses and wetlands enhancing the wide-open fairways. Created out of vast ranch land and rock piles, Keith Foster built a championship caliber course that elk, eagles, and blue herons call home.
Golf on Colorado’s Highest Elevated Course at Mt. Massive Golf Course: Locals and tourists can golf at America’s highest elevated golf course at 10,152 ft. in Leadville, CO. Mount Massive Golf Course offers 9 holes surrounded by the highest mountains in the state and is near the headwaters of the Arkansas River Valley. The high-elevated course also brings low prices of 9-holes ranging from $15 to $25, with an 18-hole run being only $45.
Traditional Golf at the Olde Course at Loveland: Known as the “Grand Dame” of golf in Loveland, The Olde Course at Loveland is the epitome of traditional golf. Golfers can tee-off on more than 6,800 yards of beautiful green with a view of the mountains. The course also offers yoga classes for golfers looking to increase flexibility to enhance their game.  
Savor Wildflower Vistas at Pole Creek Golf Club in Grand County:  Located just outside of Winter Park, Pole Creek Golf Club is one of the few public 27-hole courses in Colorado. The 7,107-yard course meanders through lush fields replete with native wildflowers, drastic elevation changes, vast bent greens and water challenge shots over two ponds and five lakes.
Soak in Mountain Views at The Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club in Silverthorne: Considered one of the top courses in the country and one of the best mountain courses in Colorado, visitors can easily access The Raven at Three Peaks Golf Club, just an hour outside of Denver. The club offers visitors spectacular views of lush pine and rolling fairways with personalized service and challenging, but eminently playable Tom Lehman and Hurdzan/Fry golf design.
Desert-Style Golf at The Golf Club at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction: Located at the base of the towering pink and red sandstone face of the Colorado National Monument, the 18-hole Redlands Mesa course offers dramatic vistas, 11 elevated tees, 41 bunkers and unique hole-shaping. Redlands Mesa was ranked the #1 public course in Colorado by Golfweek in 2017.                                           
Shining Mountain Golf Course Offers Scenic View: This hidden gem in Woodland Park was rated by Golf Digest as one of the Top 50 Courses to ‘Play Once in a Lifetime.’ The blue-grass course offers golfers spectacular views on a par-70 course that a golfer of any level can enjoy. With 6,464 yards of serene green, Shining Mountain Golf Course offers views overlooking Pikes Peak.

Memberships Has Its Privileges: Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce

The Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce holds weekly Networking Breakfasts every Tuesday at the Egg & I. These meetings are a great opportunity to get to know other members of the chamber and to build the all important relationships needed to take your businesses to the next level.

Every meeting has an appointed chamber member to showcase their business and be the spotlight speaker. And guests (non-chamber members) are welcome and encouraged to attend and may visit twice before being asked to join the chamber.

Kick Off Pride Month with the Colorado Rockies!

One Colorado and Outsports are hosting the 2nd Annual Rockies Pride Night on June 1st! Come out and watch our Colorado Rockies take on the LA Dodgers at Coors Field.

Tickets start at just $19 and $5 of every ticket sold goes to One Colorado - click here to purchase tickets and use promo code: PRIDE.

PFAW Statement on Duncan Confirmation: “Manifestly Unfit for a Lifetime Seat on the Federal Bench”

In response to the Senate vote to confirm Kyle Duncan to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement:
“Today’s vote to confirm Kyle Duncan is profoundly disappointing for anyone who cares about the principle of equal rights for all people. Kyle Duncan spent his entire career amassing a record making it perfectly clear that as a judge he can’t be trusted to protect the rights of immigrants, women, voters and LGBTQ people. At every turn, he’s used the law to push an extreme partisan agenda, and he’s given absolutely no indication that he’ll do anything differently as a federal judge. Kyle Duncan is manifestly unfit for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. Voters should remember this vote—and other votes that are endangering our rights—when they go to the polls to choose their senators on Election Day.”

Sam Evian - IDGAF


Sam Evian, the project of New York-based musician, songwriter, and producer, Sam Owens, will release his sophomore album, You, Forever, on June 1st via Saddle Creek. Full of romance, You, Forever is Owens’s first foray into a more soul-baring sensibility. Following the release of the slow burning lead single, “Health Machine,” Sam Evian now presents dreamy album opener, “IDGAF,” which explores the notion of embracing one’s passions and pursuing one’s goals no matter the impositions in their path. Owens discusses how the song came to fruition on a sleepless night:

"I've always been a night owl, but lately that tendency has led me down the path of full-on insomnia. The insomnia is exacerbated by screen time, media time, coffee time, and time, in general. In bed, my insecurities linger and the kaleidoscope of anxiety starts to pull me into a strange, trance-like state. 'IDGAF' is one of my 5am songs. Sometimes when I'm deep in the well of nonsleep, I get up and write. I don't even remember doing it. The same thing happened with ‘Cactus’ on my last record. I think I tried to write a sort of mantra to coax myself into sleep. It must have worked."

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

One Colorado: A Colorado committee just took two anti-LGBTQ votes

By Daniel Ramos, Executive Director, One Colorado

Republicans on the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee JUST took two anti-LGBTQ votes.

The first was a 3-2 vote to defeat the bill to ban conversion therapy (the fourth year this committee has voted to kill this bill) and the second was a 3-2 vote to pass a bill that will legalize discrimination against LGBTQ Coloradans in the areas of adoption and foster care. This second bill could actually pass the State Senate in the coming days. Will you fight back today and send your state senator an email telling them to vote no on Senate Bill 241?

CLICK HERE to tell your state senator to make sure every child in Colorado has a loving home by opposing Senate Bill 241.

Not only does this bill allow discrimination, it endangers children. It would supersede laws that protect kids and would open the door to a wide range of physical, emotional and psychological child abuse, as long as that abuse does not “imminently and seriously endanger a minor’s physical health,” and as long as the parents claimed it was based on religious beliefs or moral convictions.

You can help make sure this harmful piece of anti-LGBTQ legislation does not pass by telling your lawmaker to vote NO on this bill.

There are more than 6,600 kids currently in Colorado’s child welfare system – and this legislation will make it harder for those kids to find permanent, loving homes.

Adoption agencies shouldn’t deny loving, stable, forever homes to children in foster or government care just because the prospective parents are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) or don’t otherwise share the agency’s religious views.

RiNo kickstarts parking and mobility study

The RiNo Business Improvement District (RiNo BID)—in partnership with the City of Denver Public Works Department and the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative (NDCC)—announces the launch of a parking and mobility study to help establish a framework through which the district can strategically and creatively manage access and mobility in and around the area. The RiNo Art District is a unique location in Denver, where a predominantly industrial land use character has shifted into more active uses and higher parking demand. Amid this land use change, the RiNo area’s parking, mobility and access challenges are becoming more apparent. To stay ahead of these access challenges and continue to support the activities and existing residents in the area, the RiNo BID introduces its study “RiNo MAPS” (RiNo Mobility and Parking Study) to begin immediately.

The study will first conduct an analysis of existing conditions and future demand and then provide innovative, forward-thinking, and creative solutions and strategies that have been successful in urban centers around the world to address the ways that people need to and want to move around RiNo today and in the years to come. “RiNo has consistently positioned itself as the district in the City of Denver in which new ideas are welcomed and piloted,” states Jamie Licko, RiNo BID President. “We seek the same mentality in exploring how best to advocate for improved access and safe mobility for RiNo and the surrounding neighborhoods while planning for a future in which transportation as we know it will change. RiNo desires to be a pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly neighborhood that decreases the reliance on vehicular travel.”

“This is an opportunity to ensure the streets in River North work for people,” states Justin Croft, RiNo BID Board Chair. “Our streets should be places and not just thoroughfares, where bicyclists and pedestrians are welcome and safe as they traverse the district, interacting with each other and the diverse businesses that call RiNo home. We’ll also focus on highly efficient parking that can be flexible over time as mode-share changes.”

Nelson\Nygaard will direct the study for the RiNo BID and is expected to complete its work in August 2018. “RiNo is a creative district, and we expect creative solutions to come from this study,” notes Lauren Mattern, Project Manager for Nelson\Nygaard. “This is a period of rapid change for the area, an area requiring community-oriented access improvements, and it is also an era of shifting American generational attitudes about car ownership, city life, and mobility technology. The unique challenges in the district call for piloting innovative parking, accessibility, and mobility solutions that work for the distinct residential and business communities within the district.”

Print all In new window Edmund White & Roxane Gay to be Honored at 30th Lambda Awards

Lambda Literary, the nation's oldest and largest literary arts organization advancing LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce that Edmund White (pictured) will receive Lambda's Visionary Award and Roxane Gay will receive the Trustee Award at the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ("Lammys").
White and Gay will be honored along with the winning authors of 23 separate LGBTQ literary categories determined by over 65 judges. The Lammys bring together over 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBTQ literary event in the world.
The awards will be hosted by Kate Clinton on Monday, June 4 in New York City at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012). The red carpet and exclusive VIP cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by the ceremony at 7:00 pm. An after-party at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012) will immediately follow the ceremony.
"The contributions of this year's special honorees, Edmund White and Roxane Gay, have inspired readers and writers around the world," said Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director. "We are privileged to celebrate their tremendous contributions at this year's Lammy Awards."
Alan Cumming to introduce Edmund White for the Visionary Award

Edmund White, the honoree of the Visionary Award, is the author of some twenty-five books including Genet: A Biography, for which he won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is also the author of a groundbreaking trilogy of autobiographical novels-A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and an officer in the French Order of Arts and Letters, as well as a winner of the France-Amériques award and of the Mondello prize in Sicily. In 2018 he received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. White will be introduced by Tony award-winning actor, Alan Cumming, who currently stars on CBS's Instinct.
Rebecca Solnit to introduce Roxane Gay for Lambda Literary's Trustee Award
Roxane Gay, the honoree of the Trustee Award, is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. Difficult Women and Hunger are both 2018 Lambda Literary Award nominees. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. In 2018 she won a Guggenheim Fellowship. Gay will be introduced by deeply influential feminist author Rebecca Solnit.
Confirmed Lambda Literary Awards Presenters (in alphabetical order):
Alison Bechdel (MacArthur Fellow and award-winning author of Fun Home), Nicole Dennis-Benn (author of Lammy winner Here Comes the Sun) Nancy Bereano (founder and publisher of Firebrand Books), Kate Bornstein (author of Gender Outlaw and celebrated performance artist), Katherine Forrest (author of legendary Kate Delafield series), Rigoberto Gonzalez (Guggenheim and NEA Fellow, author and poet), Michael Nava (author of legendary Henry Rios mystery series), Tommy "Teebs" Pico (poet and author of Junk), Pamela Sneed (poet and author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery and KONG), Alok Vaid-Menon (gender non-conforming writer and performance artist), Carmelita Tropicana (Obie-winning performance artists), and Paula Vogel (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright for How I Learned to Drive).
Additional celebrity presenters will be announced in May.


NMAC has announced that legendary HIV activist and writer Larry Kramer will speak at the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA) on Sept. 7, 2018, in Orlando, FL. USCA will run from Sept. 7-10.

“Larry is not just a legend but almost a mythical figure in the HIV community,” said Paul Kawata, NMAC’s Executive Director. “He was intimately involved in the first responses to the HIV epidemic in the 1980s, from the founding of Gay Men’s Health Crisis and ACT-UP to his writing of The Normal Heart, Larry was unafraid to speak the truth, no matter the consequences. Those who survived the early days of the epidemic and all those currently living with HIV who are thriving owe a debt of gratitude to Larry. We are honored to have him address the USCA and remind us of the continued need for HIV activism.”

Are You Gay With Something To Say? Bloggers Wanted For Denver's Best Gay Blog!

Are you a new or experienced writer or blogger? Do you want to be? Or maybe you're just some gay guy with something to say? Well, what better forum for you than MileHighGayGuy?

MileHighGayGuy is looking for regular and guest bloggers to write about local news and events, do music and movie reviews, or write opinion or feature pieces from a gay perspective.

These are unpaid positions but offer the opportunity to be published in Colorado's Best Gay Blog (2010, 2011, 2012 OUTstanding Awards, Denver 2012 #WebAwards), expand your audience and gain valuable experience. There's also swag available in the form of free movie and concert tickets, music, books and other cool stuff.

If interested, shoot an email over to Drew Wilson at And if you've got column or story ideas to pitch, this is the place to do it.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Denver Limo, Inc.: The Hottest Limos In Colorado Now at the Lowest Prices of the Year!

Denver Limo, Inc. is the leader in ground transportation in Denver, Colorado. Providing limousine service in Colorado for over 17 years, Denver Limo, Inc. has the hottest limousines, SUV limos, and Party Buses in the state - and they're currently available at the lowest prices of the year! 

Gay Help Wanted: Book Reviewers for MileHighGayGuy

Hey book lovers, I'm getting more books for review than I can handle. If you're interested in doing occasional book reviews, email me at You won't get paid but you will get plenty of free, gay-themed books.