Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Call for LGBT Talk Proposals: Higher Education Diversity Summit

The Auraria campus is in the planning stages for their annual Higher Education Diversity Summit here on the Auraria campus. The event this year will be held on Friday, April 21 in the King Center.

They have altered the format for the Summit this year, and going with more of a TED Talk format that we are calling HEDS Talks.

The planning committee has come up with different content areas, including LGBTQ. We are seeking a short 15-20 minute talk on any subject in the LGBTQ realm, with a focus on intersectional issues.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in presenting at the Summit, please email Jeremy VanHooser with information about your proposed subject. There is no set deadline, but the sooner they hear back from you, the better.

Help Wanted: Part-Time Event and Fundraising Coordinator for Divine Feline/The Feline Fix

Divine Feline/The Feline Fix - one of MileHighGayGuy's favorite local non-profits - is looking for a part-time Event and Fundraising Coordinator.

More than 20,000 cats are euthanized annually in Colorado simply because there are not enough homes for them all. An unaltered female cat, tame or feral, may become pregnant as early as five months of age and bear two to three litters per year for her entire life; which for a feral cat is roughly 5 years. Divine Feline provides affordable spay and neuter services for tame and feral cats, which is currently the best way to humanely help reduce the cat overpopulation problem. 

 The Event and Fundraising Coordinator will be responsible for increasing the awareness of the plight of our community cats and the work of Divine Feline and The Feline Fix. This position will be responsible for event planning and coordination, social networking, grant writing and fundraising.

Full job description after the jump.

Ricky Martin Opens Up to Dr. Oz


Tomorrow, Dr. Oz is joined by Ricky Martin, who found fame at age 12 as a member of the popular Latin American boy band, “Menudo,” and famously came out as gay in 2010.

On how his kids play a huge part in his everyday life, Ricky Martin explains: “Everything that I do, every decision that I make is based on them—is based on their well-being. That was a commitment that I made when I decided to become a father. And they are a little bit like my religion because, they don’t know it, but they’re like little life-savers. Because once again, when I have to make a decision, whatever that decision is, I think of them and it turns out to be the right decision.”

On his struggle with high cholesterol from a young age, Ricky Martin reveals: “When I was 18-years-old, the doctor told me, “Why is your cholesterol so high?” Tell me if I’m wrong, Doctor—if you’re 18 and you’re cholesterol is high, it’s genetics, right? But obviously, when you’re 18-years-old, you don’t care—you ignore it completely. Sometimes when you’re 45, you’re still ignoring it. But three years ago—excuse me, five years ago—the doctor said, “We need to really focus on this.”

On becoming a vegetarian, Ricky Martin shares: “I’m a Latin man—I love meat, I love seasoning, I love greasy stuff. And I love my typical food from Puerto Rico. It’s fried, I just love it and it tastes really good. So what can we do? I started...I started…I became a vegetarian—slowly, I didn’t do it drastically. First, I started eliminating the red meat, and the chicken, then the fish. And then it was all vegetables. How did I do that? I don’t know. If you told me when I was 20 that I was going to become a vegetarian, I would’ve been like, you’re crazy—that’s never going to happen. But I’ve lived a very healthy vegetarian lifestyle for three and a half, four years.”

2017 Oscars Fun Facts

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The Gay Vegans: No Human Being Is Illegal

By Dan Hanley

“I knew it! The Gay Vegans support illegals!”

“I hope you know you support people taking our jobs.”

“They are welcome but need to come in how my family did.”

 “F**k them.”

The photo here is of a group of immigrants from Ireland in 1909. A few years after this photo was taken my grandfather made the journey to America from County Mayo, Ireland, joining his sister who had come over first. It wasn’t easy. Much of the vile expressed towards immigrants these days was expressed towards them and other Irish when they arrived. And just like today, many immigrants coming into this country in the early 1900s did not have legal documents.

I recently saw a tee shirt being sold by one of my favorite bands, Rise Against, as a fundraiser for one of my favorite non-profits, the ACLU. The front of the tee is the Rise Against logo and on the back a simple statement: No Human is Illegal.

The news is horrifying, especially if you are living in the US without legal documents. This could mean you were brought here as a child by parents or grandparents and only know the US as your home, or you came here twenty years ago on a visa with limited time and decided to stay. Meanwhile, you worked, paid taxes, became part of the economy and community here. Then, preparing for your appointment with immigration, you find out that the appointment is to detain you and begin the process of deporting you. Not your four children who were born here, just you.

Because you are an illegal alien. You are not just illegal, you’re an illegal alien. Except that you’re not from Mars, you’re from Gambia. Or El Salvador.

Some Americans veins pop when discussing people here without legal documents. This is one reason so many voted for the current President. They are vile. They are heathens. They are godless. They do not hold “my” Christian values. They are taking jobs that my son or granddaughter should have. Some do not think of them as neighbors or human beings, nor do they think real numbers like the estimated $12 billion a year they add to Social Security, knowing they will not reap a penny of that. By the way, that number came from the Social Security Administration in 2014.

I would love it if the entire conversation about immigrants here without legal documents was toned down a bit. It’s horrifying watching people, especially people of faith demonize human beings who are living, working, loving and adding to our communities in so many positive ways.As one who believes we all have more in common than not, there has to be common space for all of us.

What I can do today is to let my representatives in the state house and the US Capitol know that I support all immigrants. That deporting someone who has lived here for years makes no sense, and is in fact not how our country treats people. For the few immigrants who have committed crimes, sure, some of them should be deported. Yet time after time others get caught in the web of “criminals”. And for goodness sake, do not demonize human beings in my name.

I know this is a tough topic for many. It’s one that will be around for a long time. Let’s talk about it without demonizing immigrants or each other.

Fasten Your Seatbelts, 'All About Eve' Returns to Cinemas

Bette Davis stars as Margo Channing in the film that critic Roger Ebert called “her greatest role” – a Broadway star who is nearly undone by the treacherous Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) in All About Eve, from 20th Century Fox. Presented as part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series, All About Eve hits movie theaters nationwide for two days only on March 5 and 8.

Only two films, Titanic and this year’s La La Land, have received as many Oscar nominations as 1950’s All About Eve – whose 14 nominations led to six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders). Its director, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was also honored with an Oscar for his masterful work, and his great-nephew, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz, presents newly produced commentary before and after the feature.

Conor Oberst - Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out


Conor Oberst has shared the music video for "Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out," which was filmed at the very same bar in Manhattan's East Village that inspired the song.

Greg Scarnici Drags Donald on 'Bitch, Please'

Bitch, Please returns with an all-new season dragging Twitter in Chief, Donald Trump.
The premiere episode focuses on the Top Ten WTFs in the first 30 days since he's been in the White House. You can check it out HERE.

Koelbel Urban Homes: The New Modern in Denver

Koelbel Urban Homes (KUH) has quickly emerged as a leader in creating urban neighborhoods that promote community and synergy by integrating life, work and play.

As the newest division of legendary developer Koelbel and Company, KUH is focused on in-fill properties, designing and building innovative homes tailored to each unique site.

Offered homes run the gamut of detached single-family homes to svelte modern attached designs featuring today's popular spaces, such as rooftop decks and open-plan concepts. All KUH homes, of course, are designed for optimum living and with respect for the surroundings.

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Denver Limo, Inc. - The Hottest Limos In Colorado!

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!

Nice To See StevieB: Locked Into New Possibilities

By StevieB

I have to admit I had not been to the gym in a while. There was a couple days missed along with checking out the gym in the Highlands. The Highland area of Denver, that is. The Highland location 24Hour Fitness is quickly becoming my favorite gym in Denver. This is due to the inordinate amount of smoking hot guys at all times. You can't swing a Nasty Pig jock without hitting a hot bro. And, I've tried.

I had not been to the gym in several days, it was midnight, I was very tired. As I reached into my gym bag for my lock, the same way for thirteen years, my hand came up empty handed. My lock wasn't in my gym bag. Gone. Forever. I started to think back to when I bought that lock. It was upon joining 24Hour Fitness in Dallas, 2001. After the all gay, glitter gym closed down without warning, I reluctantly joined the 24Hour on Mckinney Avenue. I felt so common, having to purchase a lock, instead of the oak lined built-in-lock lockers at the fancy gay gym. But, I did. Out were the free heated towels; in were working out with... you know.... girls.

All of this history ran through my head, as things do when you're getting older, and you're standing alone in your Under Armour in public after midnight. One begins to reminisce about the old days, and things you once owned. Now gone forever. I raised my head; realizing that change is good. Change must happen in one's life. A new lock means new things coming into my world. I welcome new things. New people. New adventures. New..... oh.... that locker across the way has a lock on it that's very distinctive. Like mine..... could it have been left locked on an empty locker for all this time? I walked over, tried the well known combination, and snap. It opened. After days of being locked there, no one had bothered it.

Some times, life makes you wake up to new possibilities in tiny ways. Some times, I'm

WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME! Comes to the Buell Theatre

Now in its 20th season, Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell for their voicemail.

'The Freedom To Marry' screens today in Denver

The Freedom To Marry Trailer from Eyepop Productions on Vimeo.

The Freedom to Marry
is coming to Denver, with a screening at the Denver Jewish Film Festival on February 20th!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Come Out. Get Fit With Stonewall Fitness.

Looking for more guidance and direction at the gym? Someone who can help you design a workout to maximize each workout at the gym so you can accomplish more than you ever thought possible? Check out Stonewall Fitness. Whether you're just starting out or looking to mix up your current routine, no matter if your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or straight, you can be a part of it.