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Remembering Marie

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One of our very dedicated Speaking Out volunteers, Marie Sutherland passed away Sunday. She touched so many people through her work in our community. Read this article from the Boulder Weekly in March that truly captured Marie's essence, with her partner Gwen.

Win Margaret Cho Tickets - June 26

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Go to our Facebook Page to respond to this question and/or share the post for your chance to win tickets:

Which United Stated President was the first to declare June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Pride Month"?

My Open Letter to Twin Peaks Charter School - Jared Polis

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Dear Ms. Kathy DeMatteo:

I write to you regarding the recent graduation ceremonies at Twin Peaks Charter Academy. It was reported in the Daily Camera and national news sources that a student at Twin Peaks, where you serve as Board Chair, was not allowed to give his valedictorian speech at graduation and denied public recognition of his academic honors solely on the basis of his sexual orientation, which was contextually indicated in his proposed speech.

Evan's Full Graduation Speech

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Evan Young was unable to give his speech at graduation, despite graduating with a 4.48 GPA as his class' Valedictorian. There has been a lot of discussion about this "controversial" speech, however we're all glad that now everyone can hear Evan's truth and know he didn't want anything more than to share a special moment with his graduating class of 30.

My Message to Twin Peaks Charter School

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"My name is Evan Young. I was the valedictorian of Twin Peaks High School’s 2015 graduating class, but was not allowed to deliver my prepared speech at the graduation ceremony on May 16th.

Removing the Gender Binary to Benefit Everyone

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By Shawn Fettig

LGBTQ+ Support Group

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Out Boulder's Coming Out Support Group has broadened to an LGBTQQ Support Group.  The group provides a supportive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and questioning folks ages 18 and up to share their experiences.  

This support group provides an opportunity to give and receive peer support around issues like depression, anxiety, relationships, coming out, and substance use and is supported by two peer facilitators with background and training in group facilitation. Whether you are questioning, just coming out or have been out for decades, you are welcome!  

Meet Sam Maroney, Speaking Out

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Garden Party 2015 Award Winners

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Congratulations to Sara Staley, Bethy Leonardi, and Hillary Hall, winners of our 2015 Garden Party Awards!  These awards will be presented at our Annual Garden Party on May 31st.  More information here: www.outboulder.org/gardenparty2015 

Bethy and Sara have spent the last 3 years producing, piloting, and launching their nonprofit training group for schools, called A Queer Endeavor. Their films and subsequent trainings are changing the lives of LGBTQ youth across Boulder County and beyond.

Colorado QuitLine

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Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Adults and Tobacco's Burden in Colorado In Colorado as a group, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual* adults smoke at about 2X THE RATE of heterosexual adults. The harassment, discrimination and social stress this group often faces contribute to its tobacco use.

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