Please join the University of Denver´s Center on Rights Development (CORD)
in welcoming Bleu Copas, a former U.S. Army Arabic translator who was honorably
discharged in 2006 under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Mr. Bleu
Copas has used his voice as a fierce advocate for DADT repeal, finding such
vehicles as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Good Morning America, Newsweek,
The New York Times, NPR, The Alan Colmes Show, numerous European media outlets,
and American college and university audiences. He is also in active
VOICE, LYFE and Out Boulder – A Joint Statement about Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the DREAM Act – LGBT and Immigrant Communities Continue to Stand Together
Many people in the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) and Allied community have worked tirelessly to help repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” On Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved a stand-alone bill to repeal the military’s 17-year-old ban on lesbians, gays and bisexuals serving openly in the military. The vote was 65-31.
SpeakingOUT is one of Out Boulder's most vital community programs. We train volunteers - just like you - to sit on panels with other LGBTQ and Allied people and share your story with community groups and classes. We provide panels to Boulder Valley School district middle and high schools, CU Boulder, Naropa and Front Range Community College classes and community organizations. Last year, our volunteers provided more than 50 panels reaching over 1,800 people.
Saturday, June 18, 2011 (All day) to Sunday, June 19, 2011 (All day)
Produced by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Colorado (The Center), and recognized as one of the top 10 Pride events in the country, Denver PrideFest features a Dance Stage with DJs, a Country Stage with line-dancing lessons, a Latino Stage and Main Stage with live entertainment, and plenty of celebrating all day.
There are over 200 vendor booths with arts, crafts, food and more. The Center organizes the entire event and also provides a VIP area with food and drinks for sponsors and contributors to enjoy.