Once upon a time, Colorado was known as the ‘Hate State,’ and the ghosts of that past still haunt the state’s politics to this day.
Jenna Ellis, a controversial conservative talk show host and attorney from Colorado, announced on social media this week that she supports the new, highly criticized Ugandan anti-LGBTQ law, which prescribes the death penalty for those found guilty of “aggravated homosexuality.”
Approximately 300 people gathered in front of the Salida Regional Library yesterday as part of protest against a planned “Rosary Rally” organized by members of St. Joseph Catholic Church to oppose LGBTQ books in the library. Rosary Rallies have been associated with the Catholic activist group America Needs Fatima, named after the series of apparitions and miracles that occurred in Portugal in 1917. America Needs Fatima’s website identified April 19 as a day of Rosary Rallies to “stand against porn and LGBT books in schools and libraries.”
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.
Denver Bishop Says It’s An ‘Act of Charity’ To Tell Gay And Trans People They ‘Don’t Conform To Nature’
Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal earlier this month where he complained about the media coverage surrounding November’s Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, a hate crime at an LGBTQ bar that left five people dead and 18 injured.
One day after a gunman killed five people and injured 18 more at an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs, Woodland Park TV evangelist and right-wing Christian pundit Andrew Wommack condemned homosexuality as a tool of Satan and complained that the media coverage of the shooting “went overboard” and was afraid to speak out against homosexuality.
On the campaign trail last weekend, Colorado GOP governor candidate Heidi Ganahl posed for a photo with anti-LGBTQ troll Matt Walsh.
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.
Boebert Calls Lia Thomas’ NCAA Win ‘Disgusting,’ Wants To Honor 2nd-Place Finisher as ‘Rightful Winner’
Just over two weeks ago, University of Pennsylvania collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas made history as the first openly transgender woman to win a NCAA Division I title. Her historic win in Atlanta on March 17 made headlines around the country.
The Family Affirmation Act, legislation to simplify the adoption process for parents who conceived using an array of fertility technology and other assistance, passed the House by a vote of 53-11.