Monday, July 16, 2018

Logo to Premiere 'Light in the Water' Documentary About Gay Swim Team


Next week, the three-time Emmy Award-winning Logo Documentary Films will be airing the first film in their upcoming doc slate: Light in the Water. The film reveals the untold story of a group of gay men and women who found one another through their love of competitive swimming, ultimately becoming a family and a force for the LGBTQ sports movement. 

The West Hollywood Aquatics Team – who also go by “WH2O” - were pioneers in gay sports. With a current roster of more than 180 individuals, the organization initially grew out of a group of athletes training for the first Gay Games in 1982. During a time when being gay and being an athlete was considered an oxymoron and the AIDS crisis only increased homophobia across the U.S., WH2O prioritized inclusion and dignity and combated stigma.

As one of the original members states, “if you could swim, you could live…or at least you were alive for that moment.” And another: “swimming was about celebrating and rising above all the darkness that was around us…and striving to show the word that we are not being wiped out by an illness.”

Saintseneca - Ladder to the Sun

Saintseneca has shared a video for "Ladder to the Sun," the latest from their new album, Pillar of Na, available for pre-order  now and due out 8/31 via ANTI- Records. The FADER, who premiered the video today are calling it a "brilliant, upbeat song" that "will help you get through the day."

Last week, Saintseneca released a video "Frostbiter," the lead single from Pillar of Na, which NPR praised by saying "with 'Frostbiter,' Saintseneca swings towards bright, beautiful new places... Zac Little's songs often simmer in a sad swirl of death and esoterica, but his deadpan ruminations are buoyed by the sounds of exotic instruments, candy-colored pop hooks and many points in between."

Additionally, Saintseneca have also announced their first headline tour in 3 years in support of Pillar of Na, which kicks off with an album release show at Columbus' Wexner Center and comes to Denver's Larimer Lounge on October 27.

Beatles Tribute Concert at Red Rocks

It was in August of 1964 when the British invasion first came to Colorado with the group that started it all...the Beatles. If you love the Beatles you won’t want to miss the most unique, fun and affordable concert event of this summer at Red Rocks with The #1 Beatles Show in the World, “1964” The Tribute.

This group is hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early 60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, vintage costumes, hairstyles, onstage mannerisms, speaking voices, and unmistakable harmonies of the lads from Liverpool. Over thirty-four years of researching and performing at major concert venues on four different continents has made the “1964” group masters of their craft in capturing the essence of the Beatles live on stage.

This Anniversary celebrates Red Rocks Amphitheatre as one of four original concert sites still remaining from the Beatles first American tour in 1964.

The Gay Vegans: Animal Agriculture is in Bad Shape - Thoughts From Our Road Trip

By Dan Hanley

If our experiences during our 4000+ mile road trip are any indication, animal agriculture is in worse shape than ever.

One of these experiences was in Waterford, MI, a pretty small town north and west of Detroit. We found a place that served the Impossible burger and went with a bunch of family members. After enjoying a great meal we asked to see the manager to thank them for serving the Impossible burger. She joined us for a bit and during the conversation told us that they were “flying off of the shelves”!

In Omaha, we were lucky to get a table at Modern Love. An hour wait on a Sunday evening, typically a slow night for restaurants. Yet this place was packed. And an entirely plant-based menu.

In every grocery store we went to, non-dairy milks were everywhere. We were super-impressed that the grocery chain Meijer has large sections of plant-based food choices. Better yet, people are buying them. The Meijer in Midland, MI had more plant-based, vegan options than any grocery in LA.

I was thinking of all of this, and more, as we drove by transports filled with cows headed for slaughter. In the 100 degree heat, probably scared and definitely hungry as they cannot eat or drink 24 hours before being slaughtered, the end of animal agriculture will come too late for them.

Yet it is coming. We saw evidence of it all over the country, from LA to Michigan. There is also evidence in the drop in sales of cow’s milk and huge increases in the purchase of vegan/plant-based products. If I spent an hour doing research I could offer even more evidence.

Lastly, we also met so many people interested in veganism, interested in being healthier and saving the environment. Yet mostly, like us, wanting to stop paying people to kill and torture animals for their taste buds. More and more people all across the country are saying goodbye to the meat and dairy industries.

Thanks for reading. I’ll write another post later about some of our adventures during the road trip!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Act Now: House GOP votes to keep LGBTQ families from adopting

This week, Congressional Republicans passed a budget amendment that would allow taxpayer-funded adoption agencies to deny adoptions to LGBTQ families.

If this amendment isn’t removed, thousands of children in the adoption system could be denied a loving and stable home, simply because the prospective parents are LGBTQ. Congress needs to reject this amendment immediately – and they only will if they hear from you.

If this amendment stays in the funding bill for the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Colorado adoption and foster care organizations would be allowed to claim their religion gives them the right to deny children a loving family – solely because the applicants are LGBTQ.

Click here now and tell your Congressperson that this amendment needs to be removed because this policy will harm thousands of children and deny them permanent, loving homes.

Kaos Pizzeria - The Most Antiquated Process Makes the Best Pizza

Wood fired, true Southern Italian Naples style pizza. Eat-in, take out or have Kaos deliver to you! Local sourced farm-to-table.Our 100 year-old brick cottage is adjacent to a garden patio which regularly makes the “Denver’s Best” list, and has become an oasis for folks to gather and enjoy life with a truly unique experience.

Our pizzas are made in the most antiquated, inefficient and outdated way, using no mechanical processes. Everything is handmade, and the chefs at Kaos hand mix over 50lbs of fresh dough twice a day.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Do You Want To Reach Denver's Gay Community? Advertise With Denver's Best Gay Blog!

Do you want to advertise to Denver’s gay community? Of course you do, it’s the 7th largest in the United States! And the best way to reach them is with MileHighGayGuy – Colorado’s Best Gay Blog.

Just click the Advertising page or email to get started today.

Denver Limo, Inc.: The Hottest Limos at the Lowest Prices!

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! 

Who Will Snatch the Trophy at This Year's Miss Denver County Fair Drag Queen Competition?

Come cheer on the Miss Denver County Fair Drag Queen contestants this Saturday! They will be competing in three categories: 'Denver County Fair' Look, Performance, and Evening Wear + Impromptu Question. Best of all, the pageant is FREE to watch when you buy a grounds admission ticket.

TCM to Remember Legendary Actor Tab Hunter on July 20

Turner Classic Movies will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed actor, pop singer, author and gay icon Tab Hunter with an eight-film tribute on Friday, July 20. Hunter, who passed away on July 8 at the age of 86, was a Hollywood heartthrob who starred in more than 40 films dating back to the 1950s and who also had a hit single “Young Love” at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks in 1957.

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Tab Hunter:

TCM Remembers Tab Hunter Friday, July 20

6:00 a.m. The Steel Lady (1953) - Four U.S. soldiers trapped in the Sahara find refuge in an abandoned Nazi tank.
7:30 a.m. Return to Treasure Island (1954) - A student vies with crooks for buried treasure.
9:00 a.m. Lafayette Escadrille (1958) - A hotshot young flyer falls for a French prostitute during World War I.
10:45 a.m. Operation Bikini (1963) - An underwater demolition team goes behind Japanese lines during World War II to re-take a strategic island.
12:15 p.m. The Golden Arrow (1964) - An Arabian bandit discovers he's the long-lost son of a Sultan.
2:00 p.m. The Girl He Left Behind (1956) - The misadventures of a new army recruit.
4:00 p.m. The Burning Hills (1956) - A young cowboy and a Mexican girl run from a ruthless criminal.
5:45 p.m. Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972) - A self-appointed judge cleans up a corrupt western town twice.

Netta - Toy


After winning the coveted Eurovision Song Contest, Israeli pop maverick Netta’s viral smash “Toy” has been signed for the world by S-Curve Records/BMG.

Combining lyrics celebrating female empowerment with an irresistible groove, the track’s hypnotic hook — “I’m not your toy, stupid boy”— proves timely and topical. The New York Times chronicled the impact of “Toy” at Eurovision and dubbed it, “a pop anthem about female independence” and proclaimed, “a star is born.” A one-two punch of rapid fire beatboxing, bold body movements, and seismic vocals, the single vaulted to #1 on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart around the globe, claiming the top spot in the U.S., UK, and Australia, to name a few. Its wildly wonderful music video has generated 53 million-plus YouTube views to date.

Stonewall Fitness: Denver LGBTQ+ Weightlifting Club

The Denver LGBTQ+ Weightlifting Club strives to help empower people by building confidence, self esteem and community support through developing skills and training for competitive Powerlifting and Olympic Lifting.

Every week they get together to learn and practice how to lift properly, maximizing safety through good form and loads appropriate for each persons' own fitness and experience. The lifts we practice are based on 2 disciplines, Powerlifting (Bench Press, Squat, Deadlift) and Olympic Lifting (Clean and Jerk, Snatch).

The group is open to all. No experience necessary with all instruction and coaching provided by Coach Dirk. Practices are every Sunday at 10am at Gym Uptown on 1900 Grant St. $15 Drop In. Join them on Facebook for up to date announcements, events and competitions.

GPCO adopts dues for locals and caucus membership of state council

Recently, the council of the The Green Party of Colorado (GPCO) unanimously adopted a proposal to collect dues from local parties and outreach caucuses as part of membership responsibilities on its state council and in proportion to council representation. The state council is the governing body of the GPCO.

Just like other Green state parties, as well as the Green Party of the United States, the Green Party of Colorado receives no money from corporate interests. Greens must fund their own party operations, and this measure is intended to begin a shift in party culture away from using the duopoly as an excuse for inaction, and toward a culture of proactive party building.

In the long term GPCO needs funds to assist with larger campaigns and statewide partisan candidates. Benefits provided to locals and caucuses by being dues-paying members of the state council include access to the online community organizing platform and education on using the platform, being part of a larger whole that can act in unison to achieve more localized objectives, building funds for candidates and issues statewide, partaking in revenue share/fundraising programs, campaign support and websites, outreach funding, etc.

Registered Greens and others are encouraged to help share the load, with either a recurring donation of any size or even a one-time donation. Updated bylaws are here, and our procedures and guidelines are here.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Out Front Foundation Presents Aurora Pride 2018!

Ready for one more Pride before summer ends? You're invited to come out and celebrate Aurora Pride 2018 on August 4th with entertainment provided by Kimora Blac and RuPaul's Drag Race's Tatianna and Jiggly Caliente! You don't want to miss this one!

LGBTQ Student Resource Center: 25 Years of Impact

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center at the Silver Soiree, marking 25 years of impact on the Auraria campus!

Since its founding in 1992 as Colorado’s first on-campus LGBTQIA support organization, the LGBTQ Student Resource Center has fostered acceptance, understanding and personal growth by offering community education and engagement in addition to support services.

Mark your calendar for a fun-filled evening of cocktails, food, games and dancing to celebrate this important milestone. There will be a couture contest, so dress in your best silver and purple to impress!