Tue October 7, 2014

With Same-Sex Marriage A Reality In Colorado, What's Next For LGBT Advocacy?

One Colorado Facebook

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Colorado, the director of the state's largest LGBT advocacy group, One Colorado, said it's time to start mending fences with opponents of gay marriage.

"There are some really big issues facing our state and our country, and I would love to be able to sit down with folks to be able to sit down and figure out how to address some of those issues," Dave Montez said.

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Mon October 6, 2014
Same-sex Marriage

Larimer County Issues First Ever Same-Sex Marriage License

Denise Ruybal with Larimer County helps Wendy Wood (left) and Barb Hooper (right) as they complete their marriage license.
Grace Hood KUNC

Amid cheers and hugs in the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder's Office, Barb Hooper and Wendy Wood received the first same-sex marriage license in the county's history.

It was such a simple piece of paperwork, and yet Hooper said it was emotional.

"My heart was racing and I wasn't totally attuned to the directions," she said, laughing.

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Mon October 6, 2014
Same-Sex Marriage

With SCOTUS Ruling, Colorado Will See Same-Sex Marriage

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Colorado is one of several states where same-sex marriage will soon begin, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to not hear appeals from five states seeking to continue prohibiting them.

The court rejected appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin, which immediately ends delays on same-sex marriage in those states.

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Sun September 21, 2014

In 'Transparent', Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Originally published on Mon September 22, 2014 9:59 am

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor are two of the stars of Transparent, in which Tambor's character comes out as transgender to her three adult children.
Beth Dubber Amazon Studios

This fall, one of the more interesting and bold TV shows you'll see isn't being released by a major network — instead, it's coming out of Amazon Studios.

Transparent is a comedy-drama that centers on a family and their lives following the discovery that their father, whom they'd known as Mort (played by Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development fame) is a transgender woman named Maura.

"Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all of the time?" asks daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker).

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Sun September 21, 2014

Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S.

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 6:31 pm

Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere, right, embraces attorney Janson Wu, after announcing his application for asylum in May. The U.S. government has now formally recommended Wambere's application for approval.
Josh Reynolds AP

This past week, John Abdallah Wambere finally heard the seven words he had been waiting for:

"Your application has been recommended for approval."

Wambere, a prominent Ugandan LGBT-rights activist, had applied for asylum in the United States, due to anti-gay persecution in his home country.

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