As state legislatures across the country are considering — and often passing — laws to limit access to gender-affirming health care and ban drag performances, the University of Colorado Boulder hosted the 17th annual TRANSforming Gender Conference this weekend. The free conference, which featured nearly 50 panels and workshops, raises awareness about issues and identities in the trans community, bringing together members of the LGBTQ community and allies to attend talks, trainings and forums on a wide variety of topics.
How a Red-State Exodus From an Interstate Voter Database May Impact Colorado Voter Rolls
By William Oster, Colorado Newsline
Can State Lawmakers Find Common Ground on Colorado’s Fiscal Needs?
Even as performative partisan politics played out on the House floor last Thursday, something subtle and encouraging was happening in committee rooms where the real work of legislating and governing happens in full public view.
Cartoon: Woke Brackets
Who Is To Blame For the Overdose Crisis?
Who is to blame? Who is to blame for thousands of preventable overdose deaths every year? Who is to blame for the sudden loss of a loved one, sometimes after a single pill?
How CO Republicans Eat Themselves: A List of the Last 6 Poor Souls To Lead the State Party
When he decided not to seek another term as leader of the Colorado Republican Party, Dick Wadhams wrote in a 2011 good-riddance letter to fellow Republicans that he was tired of GOP activists who see “conspiracies around every corner.” (Emphasis: That was 2011.)
Indicted Ex-Election Official Confirms New CO GOP Chair Offered Her a Party Leadership Role
UPDATE: In another radio interview, Williams clarified the role he envisions for Peters: bringing in dollars from her “national network of well funded friends.” See below for details.
Should the U.S. Support Implementation of Overdose Prevention Centers?
I am not ashamed of how my son died. In fact, I am very proud of the uphill battle he fought to stay alive. What I am ashamed of is how people in our country pick and choose who has value. Every life has value and deserves the best chance of survival, and overdose prevention centers can help to achieve this for those who use drugs.
Perpetuating Negative Stereotypes: Colorado Lawmaker Says Children Are ‘Recruited’ Into Being Trans
State Rep. Stephanie Luck (R-Penrose) State Rep. Stephanie Luck is no stranger to culture war-inspired controversies. The Penrose Republican has developed a reputation as an anti-abortion hardliner, calling the practice “legalized genocide,” and pushed a bill that would have required medical providers to collect personal data from abortion patients; she’s also an election denier who, in April 2021, asked Trump attorney John Eastman if there were any remaining avenues to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Now, she’s become the latest Republican to accuse LGBTQ people of preying on young children, a homophobic trope that’s as worn out as it is dangerous.
Environmentalist: Only 6 of 135 Pollution Events at Oil & Gas Wells in CO in 2022 Were Inspected by the State
Last month, environmental activist and certified gas imaging thermographer Andrew Klooster released a report on his work in 2022 filming hydrocarbon emissions at oil and gas facilities. More than 95% of the potential issues of improper emissions reported to state air quality regulators led not to an onsite investigation by the state but only to an inspection by the owners of these facilities.