This year, leading conservatives have waged war on LQBTQ people in Colorado. Here is a sample of recent stories in the Colorado Times Recorder about hostility or outright bigotry toward members of our LGBTQ community.

How Republicans Are Waging War on Transgender Coloradans

Republicans are waging an all-out war on the rights and existence of transgender people this election cycle, and that battle is being carried into Colorado by legislators like state Representatives Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) and Dave Williams (R-CO Springs), among others.

Republicans Launch Political Group to Limit the Participation of Transgender People in Public Life

Antagonism toward transgender people was on full display at Saturday’s “Red Wave” party in Colorado Springs, where nearly all of El Paso County’s Republican elected officials and candidates gathered to listen to former collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines and to launch a political group aimed at restricting the participation of transgender people in sports, education, and public life.

God Is With Those Fighting Against LGBTQ People, Says Keynote Speaker at Christian Fundamentalist Gathering Near Colorado Springs

This weekend, approximately 3,500 people attended the Truth and Liberty Coalition’s annual conference in Woodland Park, about 15 miles from Colorado Springs, where speakers laid out a theocratic vision for the future of American politics. Bringing together faith leaders, authors, politicians — U.S. Representatives Doug Lamborn and Lauren Boebert, Colorado Rep. Mark Baisley, Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert — and activists, this year’s Truth and Liberty conference was a showcase of conservative grievances, with reactionary politics and Christian fundamentalism on full display.

Demons, Furries, and Transgender People Focus of CO Springs Candidate Forum

Colorado Springs voters who are concerned that Rep. Dave Williams’ (R-CO Springs) primary defeat against U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) might mean that there won’t be anyone in Denver to introduce dead on arrival bills about abortion, transgender people, or public education can rest easy. Scott Bottoms, the Republican candidate for Williams’ district, has got them covered.

Governor Candidates Attack Transgender People, Abortion at Colorado Springs Forum

Republican candidates for governor weighed in on the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) and the rights of transgender students in Colorado during a forum in Colorado Springs hosted by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) College Republicans.

‘Hold the Line’ Energizes CO Springs Evangelicals Over LGBTQ Issues, Abortion

The event, which featured local politicians such as U.S. Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO), El Paso County Commissioner Stan VanderWerf, and Colorado Springs City Councilor Dave Donelson, among others, encouraged Christians to get more involved in politics. Feucht and conservative author Eric Metaxas used two well-worn topics to motivate the people in the pews: LGBTQ people and abortion.

Colorado GOP Congressional Candidate Shares Meme Mocking LGBTQ Children

Former state Rep. Lori Saine, who is a GOP congressional candidate and self-proclaimed conservative firebrand, seemingly took umbrage with gender-nonconforming children earlier this month, posting a meme to Facebook decrying a supposed decline in the masculinity of young boys.

Homophobe Attacks LGBTQ Community, School District on Day of Silence Over Imagined Email

Last Friday marked the 27th annual Day of Silence, an annual, student-led protest event organized by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). In Colorado Springs, youth-focused LGBTQ nonprofit Inside Out held a poetry showcase and rally at City Hall, where youth and staff chalked LGBTQ-affirming messages on the sidewalk and made posters.

‘They Are Putting Litter Boxes in Schools for People Who Identify As Cats,’ Says Boebert. ‘Not True,’ Responds Durango School District

U.S Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) spoke at a Mesa County Republican Women luncheon on Monday, where she mentioned she received a call last week from a father whose kid was in trouble at school because he “stepped on a furry.”

Boebert: The ‘One Thing’ Feminists, LGBTQ People Have in Common Is Communism

In what can only be understood as conservative outrage word salad, Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert said during an interview last week that feminists, LGBTQ people, and transgender people share a single common goal of advancing communism, which she argued undermines Second Amendment rights.

Denver Archbishop Urges Catholics To Form Groups In Their Churches To “Heal” LGBTQ People

Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila called on fellow Catholics over the weekend to launch programs in their churches aimed at “healing” LGBTQ people by turning them into heterosexuals.