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Denver PrideFest 2012 Media Summary

Fight For Your Right to Pride This year, media coverage for Denver PrideFest 2012 expanded throughout the state and in the nation, with coverage from rural Colorado to both the U.S. News and World Report and the New York Times. Denver PrideFest reached more readers, followers, and fans than ever before, and for the first time, we introduced the PrideFest iPhone app and live-streamed the CoorsLight PrideFest parade. The theme for this year’s PrideFest was “Fight for Your Right to Pride,” in recognition of both Pride month’s roots as a time to honor the Stonewall Rebellion and other moments when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people stood up to oppression, and also in recognition of the work our representatives in the legislature have done in support of Colorado’s LGBT community. Our 2012 Grand Marshals were the four out elected officials of the Colorado State Legislature: Senator Lucia Guzman, Senator Pat Steadman, Representative Mark Ferrandino, and Representative Sue Schafer. With LGBT equality in the news, Denver PrideFest was a hot topic, and this year we gained new, influential twitter followers like MaddowBlog MotherJones, markos, agtNBC, and AARP, who bumped our social media reach to over 9 million people. As our reach grew, so did our influence. More people were checking into social media for PrideFest updates than in years past, with a 40% increase in post views, a 34% increase in interactions on our facebook page, and a 55% increase in twitter followers. #DenverPrideFest and #Fight4yourright2Pride both lit up social media accounts, with 314 unique twitter uses during PrideFest weekend, and 432 tumblr tags, which included blog entries, photo posts, and links to the Denver PrideFest website. On our website, during the months of May - June, we had 93,232 total visitors, with 67% of those visits from new visitors. We also had more mobile visitors this year--an 33.72% increase from 2011! Of these visitors, 1,519 people downloaded the Denver PrideFest iPhone app. Denver PrideFest 2012 was more shareable, tweetable, and blogable than ever before, with an audience that was engaged and excited to spread the word, thanks to our amazing sponsorships and media partners, who helped us fight for our right to Pride.


Table of Contents Print Coverage! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Pulse Magazine............................................................................................1 ! May 18th............................................................................................2 ! May 30th............................................................................................3 ! June 1st.............................................................................................4 Out Front Colorado.......................................................................................6 ! June 6th.............................................................................................7 ! June 20th...........................................................................................24 Fowler Tribune..............................................................................................30 Denver Post..................................................................................................31 ! June 16..............................................................................................32 ! June 18..............................................................................................34 New York Times............................................................................................36 ! ! ! ! ! ! Printed Collateral Denver PrideFest Flipbook...........................................................................40 ! ! ! ! ! ! Television Coverage...................................................................................48 ! ! ! ! ! ! Radio Coverage...........................................................................................51 ! ! ! ! ! ! Web Coverage Examiner & Westword...................................................................................54 U.S. News and World Report........................................................................55 Huffington Post..............................................................................................57 Ustream.tv.....................................................................................................58 Email Newsletter ! April 19...............................................................................................59 ! April 30...............................................................................................62 ! May 11................................................................................................66 ! May 25................................................................................................70 ! June 1.................................................................................................74 ! June 8.................................................................................................79 ! June 15...............................................................................................83 ! June 19...............................................................................................87 Social Media & Mobile App Coverage Social Media! ! Facebook Analytics.............................................................................89 ! Twitter Analytics..................................................................................91 ! Website Traffic....................................................................................92 ! Tweets/Posts......................................................................................93 iPhone App....................................................................................................103


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Out Front Colorado | June 6, 2012 THE CENTER

PrideFest and beyond By Nic Garcia PrideFest comes but once a year: The third weekend in the month of June. And while The GLBT Community Center of Colorado will begin planning PrideFest 2013 immediately after this year’s event, the nonprofit has a host of other events, resource groups and programs the rest of the year. “We produce PrideFest because it is important to celebrate who we are as a community,” said The Center’s Chief Executive Officer Carlos Martinez. “The rest of the year we are supporting our community through various ways to live healthy and productive lives, and to take pride in who they are at work, with their family and in their community.” Whether it’s a party on the rooftop or a trans support group, there’s something for everyone at The Center. But since PrideFest is top-of- mind, let’s start there. This year’s two-day PrideFest, June 16 and 17, is expected to bring more than 300,000 people to Civic Center and generate more than $25 million in economic activity for Denver. The party kicks off Saturday with Family Day. Entertainment will feature Doggie Drag, a children’s parade, petting zoo and the addition of family-friendly vendors, organizer Amy Drayer said. “With the addition of the Family day, PrideFest has expanded to include all members of our community and has experienced fantastic growth during the last six years,” she said. The backbone of the festival is the PrideFest parade that steps off at 9:30 a.m. from Cheesman Park and makes its way down Colfax Avenue toward Civic Center. All four of Colorado’s out gay and lesbian lawmakers – state Sens. Lucia Guzman and Pat Steadman and state Reps. Sue Schafer and Mark Ferrandino –

will grand marshal the parade. Additionally, there will be more than 30 performers on the main stage with dozen of DJs at Dance World, and more singing, dancing and drag at the country stage and Latin stage. There will be a Trans support area and designated safe-space for LGBT youth. You could say PrideFest is a microcosm of what The Center offers throughout the rest of the year. “We work hard to make sure PrideFest is a representation of the community, we work hard to make sure there is something for everyone,” Drayer said. Throughout the balance of the year, The Center features programs including SAGE of the Rockies, for elders, and Rainbow Alley for youth. The Center recently added – and is currently developing – more programs for trans community members. And it’s also home to the community’s legacy legal initiative program, formally known as CLIP. “More than 3,000 people visit The Center monthly to access services that allow them to live healthy and productive lives,” Martinez said. “We provide a safe space to be yourself, we help keep families together, we fight for your rights, and we help save lives.” In the last year, The Center has celebrated its 35th anniversary and opened a satellite office in Fort Collins after the Lambda Community Center there shuttered. The nonprofit has also beefed up its social programming. Last year it launched a monthly rooftop party during the summer. The Center also hosts a dinning out program, Out on the Town. “We’re really excited about our Out on the Town lineup this year, and we’re adding a dessert series, which we think will be a big hit,” said The Center’s volunteer coordinator Jessie Genther. ]

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PRIDEFEST DENVER JUNE 16, 17 at 11 a.m. PARADE JUNE 17 at 9:30 a.m. NEED MORE? Fort Collins Pride, Sept. 8

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LOCAL VOICE

and have gone on to accomplish a multitude of different things – we have deep shared roots, and that’s worth revisiting each year. Years ago, my sister Katie joined me for the parade and post-parade rooftop festivities. In our hot little outfits – complete with cowboy hats – we danced and flirted with everyone. Next to us, the ropes went up and some snarky man shooed us from his ture heels, resembling circus coveted VIP section. We weren’t allowed stilts with the wedge of the heel to sit at his lunch table. Within minutes we cut out, made an unmistakchanneled our inner Kardashian, throwing able, hollow “cooohph” sound Amy Lynn O’Connell down plastic and lifting VIP bottles up – echoing off the lanes of lockers inviting everyone into our section. as I scurried toward sixth It’s entertaining to remember times like these. My girlfriend period Chemistry with my oversized 30-pound book bag. These heels were a fashion accessory I proudly clonked at the time went on to marry a man, two of my friends that around on for close to a year, and I boldly paired them with were engaged are now mortal enemies, and I’m pretty sure I zebra print pants – ya, I said it – and a candy apple red fur got scrappy with my ex, who is now one of my best friends. jacket. I was hot shit – or so I thought. I might not have been Things come full circle, and you just never know what photos the IT girl, but I rocked it unapologetically and fielded the flack will make it into the yearbook to talk about for years to come. As we prep for the grand reunion at PrideFest, what things that came my way. Fast-forwarding to 2012, I’d like to think I upgraded the will you be pulling out of the closet? Think about all the outfits wardrobe to be a bit more vogue and less like a textile factory you’ve seen at over the years. What is definitively frightening made love to a Chia Pet. Trends come and go, but learning to garb to one person, you’ll find draped on a busty drag queen. express the complexity of your gender through physical dress You call it duct tape, someone else will call it a bikini top. What is timeless. As a high femme lesbian, I’m most in my element matters most is that we each carry a promise to unapologetiwhen I glide into a room in patent leather pumps, paired with cally rock what we have. We strut. We flex. We say, “screw the celebratory fireworks, a pencil skirt and slinky silk top. Top it off with some vintage we have men with glittery butt cheeks to confuse our sense of costume jewelry: Magic. My uber-girly dress has elicited questions from other sight!” Most importantly, we walk into the reunion knowing lesbians that don’t see what I wear as “gay” enough. One that with each year, we become a better brew. Cheers to that! ] ex actually bought me a pair of basketball shorts! My body Amy Lynn O’Connell is an executive for an e-marketing company rejected them faster than a batch of bad oysters. Pride is a time to reconnect with these friends and and soon-to-be adjunct instructor at UCD. She frequently travels remember that – although we all identify in a variety of ways to far-off lands to close deals with serious people in suits.

From high school to Pride: A reunion and celebration of faux pas I’ve been told to never live in the past, but reflecting on who we are and who we’ve become is a natural part of being human. You have the green light – it’s OK to pull out that dusty letter jacket or cheerleading skirt from time to time to reminisce. No matter what memories you have tucked away from high school, you inevitably wonder what would that reunion would be like. What would it be like to revisit who you were back then? But as a broader community, we experience our own reunion every June in the Mile High City. Pride rolls around and we catch a breath of summertime, hop on that Ferris Wheel and let ourselves feel the rush. We crush. We dance. We reconnect, for the good and for the bad. Community is a powerful thing because it unites people who wouldn’t normally identify with each other. The annual gathering under the massive umbrella of PrideFest is like stepping back into the halls of high school. Sometimes it’s the loose ties like sharing a hometown or graduating with the same mascot that help us relate across all the vast differences. At any reunion it can be difficult to be reminded of who we were and what we’ve done. Sometimes we turn a corner and there’s that person: The one who kissed you under the bleachers and told everyone. Then again, sometimes it’s the person that held your hand when you were coming out or taught you how to love in a new way. Nearly 10 years ago I was notorious for clomping through the hallowed halls of Fredonia High with, quite possibly, the most horrendous black platforms. My signa-

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Fab Morvan on his Milli Vanilli

tribute performance By Terrell Wallin

Fab Morvan is taking Denver Pride back in time to the late ’80s and early ’90s with his talented vocals. This performer has long risen past the controversy he went through as half of the music duo Milli Vanilli and is paying tribute to the group at Pride. Morvan spoke with OFC about his new single and his music carreer. You will be in Denver soon. What’s great about performing here? I’m really looking forward to coming to Denver, seeing some of your beautiful scenery and breathing in some of that thin air. I’m always very excited when it comes to being on stage. The most exciting thing about coming there is that I haven’t performed Milli Vanilli songs in the U.S. for 20 years, so it will be something very special for all my fans there. Pride is big for the LGBT community. How can you relate? I know what it feels like to be the underdog. So it’s not diffi-

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pain and sorrow I had felt, songwriting, singing and performing acoustically became part of my therapy to total recovery. I was able to express my deeper emotions through music, evolve and reinvent myself as an artist.

cult for me to identify with the LGBT community. I believe we’re all equal and deserve to live a good life and to love whoever we want. That’s how I’ve lived, and I’d hope that’s how everyone will feel one day.

There are rumors of a biographical film on the rise and fall of Milli Vanilli. Do you have a role in the development of the film? I’m always Yes, it looks like the Milli Vanilli movie VERY EXCITED will be made, and I’m a consultant on the when it comes project. Jeff Nathanson, who has worked Your last single, “Anytime,” came out last to being on with Steven Spielberg on movies like year. Are you working on any new music STAGE. Catch Me If You Can and The Terminal, we can expect? has written the screenplay. We’re hoping I’m constantly creating and preparing new production can start this summer, but you music. The new project name is Fabulous Addiction and the single, “See the Light,” is already available on never know in Hollywood. Beatport, iTunes and other major online stores … It’s a dance music release with DJ producer Muzik Junki out of Holland. I What should we expect from your PrideFest performance? You can expect me to take you inside the time machine, where spend a lot of my time in Amsterdam these days. we will travel back to 1989 during the glorious Milli Vanilli What was it like building your career after the Milli Vanilli years. I’ll be accompanied by Denver’s dance performing troupe, led by choreographer Marguerite Endsley, who’ll assist controversy? The aftermath of that experience has been very life-enrich- me to make the show a high-energy performance. The goal is ing. It made me realize what were the most important things to entertain the crowd and leave them with a smile. That’s our in my life. Music was one of them, of course. Because of the job as entertainers. ]

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Picks Robyn Vie-Carpenter So ladies, as you may know, I have been busy pre-planning Pride festivities and I already reserved my table at eden cuisine bar & lounge, 3090 Downing St., for most of this year’s notoriously outrageous Pride. And, not only is it PrideFest season, but eden is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The lesbian hotspot will be doing it up the entire weekend with DJ’s and drink specials galore. Here are my picks for the ultimate enjoyment of the lady-love Pride events. I suggest you start planning now too!

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riday, June 8: Social group Girls Pushing the Button is having the Pre-Pride Party at 5 p.m. at eden. Things are starting early, I like it.

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onday, June 11: The GLBT Center will host its prePride Kickoff Party at Hamburger Mary’s, 700 East 17th Ave. I’m told they’ve got some “surprises up their sleeves.” Sounds like fun, and 10 percent of the proceeds from the night will go to the charity – always a good reason to party.

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riday, June 15: Babes Around Denver presents ‘Candyland Women’s Pride Party’ at Tracks, 3500 Walnut St. With a theme like “sticky and sweet,” need I say more to entice the lesbians to come out?

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aturday, June 16: The lesbian dykes will rally for the annual Dyke March. Gathering and rallying starts at 3 p.m. at Charlie’s, 900 East Colfax Ave., and 4 p.m. will kick off the march. I love any opportunity I have to march in the streets with a bunch of lesbians.

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aturday, June 16: The big Girl Pride event will take place at 8 p.m. at City Hall, 1144 Broadway. With six female DJ’s plus the cast from The Real L Word, the female entertainment makes this party a moral imperative.

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unday, June 17 : The parade and day we have all been waiting for … it’s PRIDEFEST! I’ll be everywhere there is to be, and I suggest you do the same.

INSIDE HINT: El Diablo, the Mexican restaurant with the famous patio space, 101 Broadway, will be hosting a “Pride Courtyard” all weekend. It is family friendly and located near the activities at Civic Center Park. Plus, they have killer $1 tacos until closing. ] JUNE 6, 2012 | SPECIAL EDITION

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PRIDE & POLITICS

State Sen. Pat Steadman watches Rep. Mark Ferrandino address a crowd May 4 before their bill, the Colorado Civil Union Act, was heard by the House Judiciary Committee. While the bill cleared that GOP-controlled committee, it died, not once, but twice at the hands of Republican leadership. Ferrandino will work with fellow Democratic party officals during the 2012 elections to take back control of the House.

Anger spurs action

LGBT leaders plan of attack: Take back the House

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olorado’s LGBT political heavyweights and their allies, incensed over the death of the Colorado Civil Union Act, are preparing a full-scale attack to elect a “proequality� majority this November to the state House of Representatives. Their mission is to ensure Republican Speaker of the House Frank McNulty’s razor-thin majority is a thing of the past, rendering him unable to once again stop a bill that would extend most of the rights and responsibilities

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  Ę°   of marriage to Colorado same-sex couples. Under his leadership that bill has died three times since it was first introduced in 2011 by gay Denver Democrats state Sen. Pat Steadman and Rep. Mark Ferrandino. Financed by a network of donors from across the country, leaders of the community coupled with a progressive coalition — including statewide LGBT advocacy organization One Colorado — will zero in on a handful of races they plan to win, giving the Democratic Party at least 36 seats in the House, according to multiple sources.

The GOP has controlled the House with a one-seat advantage – 33-32 – since 2011. “McNulty has a big target on his back,� a former Republican Party leader, who asked not to be identified because of the ongoing debate around civil unions in the GOP, told Out Front Colorado. While it’s extraordinarily unlikely supporters of the civil union bill can do anything to unseat McNulty in his safe-Republican district of Highlands Ranch, Denverbased LGBT activist Ted Trimpa said being forced out of

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his leadership role would be a fate worse than losing for McNulty. “The win for us is making sure Frank has to sit on the back bench,” Trimpa said. The alliances of organizations will mobilize hundreds — even thousands — of volunteers to knock on doors and call registered voters, all while buying radio and other media and stuffing mailboxes with direct mail pieces arguing Republicans associated with McNulty are too extreme and out of touch with most Coloradans who support issues like civil unions. And while more than 300,000 members of the LGBT community will come together later this month to celebrate Pride at Civic Center, the work to take back the Speaker’s gavel has already begun. “There is more of a personal reason then ever before to take back the House,” said Minority Leader Ferrandino. “The actions of the speaker to undermine the Democratic process have galvanized a lot of support.” But McNulty doesn’t plan to go down without a fight. “(We’re going to) go out and win seats,” he said. “We’re going to run on a record of economic accomplishments of building a better Colorado.”

member of House leadership, Rep. B.J. Nikkel, who would become the catalyst for the civil union bill to advance further in 2012 then it did the previous year. “Everyone knew her vote had changed,” said Republican Rep. Robert Ramirez. “She had a real hard time after she voted against the bill (in 2011).” After a contentious Judiciary Committee hearing during the regular session, Nikkel voted with Democrats to green light the bill saying it was “simply, the right thing to do.” State Reps. Don Beezley, R-Broomfield, and Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, also voted

put the House in recess while he and Ferrandino worked out a comprise. The civil union bill would be introduced as a special agenda item. But first the House would hear its regular agenda items. Becoming restless with a Republican filibuster, House Democrats used a procedural tactic to re-order the agenda. But before the motion could be acted upon, Republicans called a recess for nearly three hours. The bill was dead. McNulty called it an impasse. Democrats called it an abuse of power. “It was legislative malpractice,” Trimpa

While every seat in the Colorado House is on the ballot, only a handful of seats will decide which party controls the chamber. Below are a list of races Out Front Colorado predicts, based on several interviews with members of both parties, that will be highly competitive and will have a lasting impact on the fight for civil unions.

Republican primary House District 19 Rep. Marsha Looper vs. Rep. Amy Stephens

OK. While this primary won’t impact which party controls the House, it will put two El Paso County conservative lawmakers against each other. And one of the incumbents just happens to be Majority Leader Amy Stephens. Stephens was a chief among the opponents of the civil union bill.

November elections House District 52 Joann Ginval (D) vs. Bob Morain

This Fort Collins seat already belongs to the Democrats. And they hope to keep it that way. This race features one of seven out candidates running in 2012. According to a Democratic insider, for Ginal to keep the seat for the party, she’ll need to raise another $70,000.

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“Legislative malpractice” hen a House Judiciary Committee in 2011 originally killed the Colorado Civil Union Act, bill sponsors Steadman and Ferrandino vowed to bring back it back. They made good on their word. The bill was re-introduced on the first day of the 2012 General Assembly. At the time, Steadman was the sole lead sponsor. Supporters of the legislation agreed a Republican sponsor in the House, a symbolic political move to detoxify the bill politically, would help move the bill to the governor’s desk. Steadman and Ferrandino courted Rep. Kevin Priola, a Republican from Henderson. Just two years ago he was a rare commodity: a Colorado moderate Republican who supported civil unions. He was endorsed in the 2010 election cycle by the statewide LGBT advocacy organization One Colorado. The gay Democrats agreed to hold the bill in the Senate until after the 2012 primary ballot was finalized in late April, providing cover for Priola. In the end, not only did Priola back out of sponsoring the bill, but the speaker pro tem completely switched his position to opposing the bill. And while so much attention had been focused on Priola and a potential swing vote, Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland, it was another Loveland lawmaker and

Key races to watch

House District 29

Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D) vs. Rep. Robert Ramirez

What makes this Arvada race so compeling is Ramirez’s luke warm support for civil unions. While he never had a chance to vote on the issue, he was on the record as saying he’d vote for the bill if it reached the pass, or will they join the Democrats and push him out? Speaker of the House Frank McNulty tells members of the media the Colorado Civil Union Act will die after he and Rep. Mark Ferrandino were unable to reach a compromise.

for the bill on two subsequent panels sending the legislation to the House with just hours to spare before a midnight deadline would kill the bill. But just as supporters were starting to allow themselves to be cautiously optimistic, a meltdown of historic proportions unfolded in front of everyone’s eyes. After attempting, but failing four times to bring the House to order without making the civil union bill a part of the agenda, McNulty slammed his gavel and

said. “It was as close to being politically criminal as you can get.” McNulty and his top lieutenants pushed back, asserting it was Democrats who should be blamed. They held the bill for more than 100 days in the Senate. We need more time to debate such a controversial topic, they said. “I understood their strategy,” McNulty said. “But, I don’t think (the Senate Democrats) helped the proponents of this bill.” Continued on S34

House District 59

Rep. J. Paul Brown (R) vs. Michael McLachlan

The Four Corners district was one of several that was dramatically redrawn during the re-districting process last year. It was solid Republican. While Republicans still have an edge, Demcorats and independents make up the majority. According to the Colorado Statesman, Sen. Michael Bennet won the seat with a plurality. Minority Leader Ferrandion has his eyes on this seat. But then again, Speaker Frank McNulty knows that. ]

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EXCLUSIVE: Club sensation

Kristine W center stage at Denver’s PrideFest By Mike Pearson

You know her as club music sensation Kristine W, but once upon a time little Kristine Weitz was just a farm girl growing up in Washington State, reveling in a youth of disco and jazz. Even then she was on a path that would lead to a life on the stage: Adolescent beauty pageants and occasional shows with her jazz singer mother; the Miss America Pageant; a Las Vegas cover band that catered to blue hairs and gamblers. (She ended up playing more shows at the Las Vegas Hilton than Elvis). of Air Supply for something more visceral: club along to her music, she wanted them out of succeeded beyond her wildest dreams, turning out more consecutive Billboard club hits than Madonna or Janet Jackson. Those chart-toppers include Fade, Stronger and Be Alright. speakers, she can often be found performing during Pride season. She will be in Denver June 17 for PrideFest at Civic Center Park. It will be her first visit since AIDS Walk six years ago. Out Front Colorado caught up with her recently

“I honestly don’t ever know it’s a hit UNTIL I PERFORM IT.”

one of her idols and handling her continuing success. You hold the world record for most consecutive No. 1 Billboard club hits with nine and you have 16 overall. That must make you feel pretty good. ing my whole life; my mom and dad were musicians, my grandfather was a classical violinist. Do you have a sense in advance if something’s going to be a hit?

Donna Summer just died at age 63. Obviously she was the queen of disco, the forerunner of club music. You did a jazz version of On the Radio. What does her loss mean? My idol was Donna Summer and (when I learned) she passed away I cried for three hours. As a kid she was my hero. They called her music disco. House music is what they call it now. There would be no house music if not for Donna Summer and disco. We all owe a lot to her because she definitely championed it and made it commercial.

hard now with social media and everyone videotaping everything. The reaction of a live audience is my best ba-

You’re doing several Pride festivals this year, including Denver on June 17. What can we expect?

I feel people need to hear.

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Out Denver FrontPrideFest Colorado 2012 | June 6, 2012 new album is called #1. There are eight brand new songs PrideFest). New costumes and sketches, too. On our last tour we opened with “What I Like About You”; this year that will come out in July. How has club music changed since you started in the late 90s? Club music was underground when I first started. “EverySo that was like an enigma. My record One More Try had

Who would you like to work with? songs with a lot of different people. I guess if I started a list it would scare me. I think of people like Al Jarreau, some of the Ritchie. How do gay audiences differ from, say, Las Vegas audiences? When I started (performing) I put my band together to put myself through school at UNLV. I chose cover songs and put my own twist on them. I think Vegas audiences are more comfort-

dance mixes on their stuff. People like Carrie Underwood. to Chicago, New York or San Francisco and they like something new. In Vegas you only have their attention for a short period of wanting to cultivate a dance audience because a lot of music for the first time.

“Jazz allows me to go back TO MY ROOTS.”

Where does jazz figure into your musical repertoire? Jazz allows me to go back to my roots. My mom performed jazz and I grew up around a lot of those musicians when her trio would come up to Seattle on the weekends. My mother has been bothering me to do jazz. ‘When you

teacher in high school. If I‘d known it was going to take four are equally different because you use different muscles.

like a live music video: six dancers and a backup video. I still do corporate parties In Las Vegas. You won the talent and swimsuit portions of the Miss America pageant in 1982. What was that experience like?

pageant before. I won a local and a state pageant. Then I went scholarship. It helped me getting started in school at UNLV. It also taught me a lot about stage presence, politics, makeup and costumes. ] On the Web at http://kristineW.com

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Portland-transplant acoustic rocker

Sarah Angela finds fresh start in Denver Angela will be performing at this 17 on the main stage in Civic Center. When did you decide to move to Denver? through here a year before that to record with some guys in Boulder. here. Ninety percent of the people you meet are not from here so everyone is super open-minded friends!” The music scene is better for me here; I feel like there are way less chicks with their guitar here than in Portland. In Portland every other girl you meet is a singer/songwriter with a guitar in her hand. Whereas here, I felt like I got more love. There are a lot of chick-rock bands, but not so many singer/songwriter stuff.

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By Liam Greenwood

Sarah Angela, 29, is adorable – a singersongwriter in the style of Bonnie Raitt or Jewel. Raised in Portland, she moved to Denver two years ago, finding a receptive music scene and a bounty of new friends, two of whom – Rafael Brito and Matt Milligan – were eager to back up this talented young woman on percussion and guitar. Together they became Sarah Angela and the Meanies.

It’s interesting that you left Portland to pursue a music career – Portland seems to be the place to begin one. You know, I think the reason I left Portland was that I grew up in a really sheltered life. I was still catering to what everyone else wanted out of me. And I left so I could be myself and do my own thing. Denver has been awesome for that. Back there, people thought they knew me so well. Here I can start fresh. A lot of musicians writing personal songs – especially gays and lesbians – didn’t have the easiest time growing up. Were your parents receptive to your sexuality? Christian, very religious. I have other family members who are gay, and that was really hard because there were moments that I wanted to talk about [my sexuality], but I would hear the way my family would talk about the ones that did come out. So I never had a “coming out moment.” It just happened through naïve enough to think that a bunch of pictures of me and my girlfriend just looked like we were best buds. And then, of course, I get a call from one of my sisters and she says, “soooooo ... is Katie your girlfriend girl Continued on page S33

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June 11-17 BAR STANDARD Friday June 15: PornStar Pride

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on Denver, sex and cameras By Terrell Wallin

Romi Klinger, the reality TV star from The Real L-Word, is stopping in Colorado for a taste of Pride. With the recent release of her song “Oh La La,” The Real L Word’s third season set to air in July and an album not far behind, Klinger is ready to party it up at Girl Pride at City Hall June 16. The reality television phenomenon talked with OFC about her show, her not-soprivate intimate life and her plans for partying with the Denverites. What was it like having your life followed by cameras? I think the first year is a little frightening cause you’re not sure how to act, but you just kind of get used to everybody. They become part of your day and part of your routine and, you know, it’s not an uncomfortable feeling. It doesn’t really bother me at all. Was it harder to have sex with them around? You know what, they’re really awesome about getting the camera people to be women. You start to build a relationship with them and they’re with you so much. For me, I’m not uncomfortable with it at all. Did you find yourself having more or less sex because of it? You definitely have less sex just because as comfortable as you are with it, you don’t want to be going at it like a rabbit while they’re there. I mean, it’s not the whole purpose of the show. If you find yourself at a moment that’s comfortable and it feels right, I think you go ahead and go forward with it. You don’t want to be just going all day long, you know. I hope that’s not what anyone wants to do. From what I’ve seen of the show, you were in a relationship. Last season I was in a relationship and we ended it. Have you met anyone special since then? Yeah. Definitely. You’re gonna have to stay tuned for season three and just see who I’ve met. What would you say is the most positive thing that you have taken from being on The Real L Word? The most positive thing would be that last season, you know, when I got sober,

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the cameras really had a big influence on me making that decision. So I’m pretty grateful for the show making me have to really look at myself. That’s been the biggest thing I’ve got out of it. I mean as much as you fight it and get crazy with the cameras being on you all the time and really personal issues, it sometimes does make you look at things you wouldn’t normally look at. What would you say is the next big step you have planned after all these big projects? Music is definitely right now. I’m working on finishing up my first record and that’s gonna be the next big chapter. That’s pretty much everything to come right now. What spurred you to plan an appearance at Denver’s Pride? Are you looking forward to it? I was at Aqua Girl in Miami and one of the ladies who is running Pride came up to me and asked if we were interested, and I was like, “Absolutely, we’d love to do it.” I mean Pride anywhere is fun so who misses a chance to come and party at Pride. And I’m excited because I’ve never been to Denver Pride. What can we expect from your guest appearance? I think I’ll be at a few events. I come in that Saturday so I’ll be there that Saturday night for the Pride festival doing pretty much whatever they have lined for me to do. I am going to be out partying with everyone. ]

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Pride celebrations > > > in Colorado

Colorado Springs

Denver PrideFest

June 16-17 Civic Center Park http://glbtcolorado.org

July 21-22 | Acacia Park http://cospride.org

Boulder

September 16 | Boulder Central Park http://outboulder.org

Fort Collins

September 8 | Fort Collins Civic Center park http://glbtcolorado.org

Pride celebrations around the U.S. Albuquerque, New Mexico | June 30 http://abqpride.com

Memphis, Tennessee | October 6 http://midsouthpride.org

Anchorage, Alaska | June 2-10 http://alaskapride.org

Milwaukee, Wisconsin | June 8-10 http://www.pridefest.com

Atlanta, Georgia | October 13-14 http://atlantapride.org

Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 23-24 http://tcpride.org

Austin, Texas | September 22 http://austinpride.org

Nashville, Tennessee | June 16 http://nashvillepride.org

Baltimore, Maryland | June 15-17 http://baltimorepride.org

New Orleans, Louisiana | June 22-24 http://gayprideneworleans.com

Cheyenne, Wyoming | June 9 http://wyomingequality.org

New York City, New York | June 16-24 http://nycpride.org

Chicago, Illinios | June 22-24 http://chicagopridecalendar.org

Oakland, California | September 2 http://facebook.com

Columbus, Ohio | June 15-16 http://columbuspride.org

Orlando, Florida | October 1-7 http://comeoutwithpride.com

Dallas, Texas | September 16 http://dallasprideparade.com

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | June 10 http://phillypride.org

Detroit, Michigan | June 2-3 http://motorcitypride.org

Portland, Oregon | June 15-17 http://pridenw.org

Honolulu, Hawaii | June 2 http://honolulupff.org

Salt Lake City, Utah | June 1-3 http://utahpridefestival.org

Houston, Texas | June 23 https://pridehouston.org

San Diego, California | July 21-22 http://sdpride.org

Key West, Florida | June 6-10 http://www.keywestpride.org

San Francisco, California | June 23-24 http://sfpride.org

Kansas City, Missouri | May 28-June 3 http://gaypridekc.com

Seattle, Washington | June 24 http://seattlepridefest.org

Las Vegas, Nevada | September 7-8 http://lasvegaspride.org

St. Louis, Missouri | June 23-24 http://pridestl.org

Los Angeles, California | June 8-10 http://lapride.org/

Washington D.C. | June 10 http://capitalpride.org

Louisville, Kentucky | June 15-16 http://kypride.com

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From Out Front Colorado’s June 25, 1976 issue …

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n June 1976, Colorado held its second-ever Pride events in Denver and Colorado Springs. Then referred to as “Gay Pride Week,” the events commemorated the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, when patrons of the Stonewall Inn – a lower Manhattan bar that was one of many gay bars frequently raided by police when it was illegal for gay people to gather in public – spontaneously fought back and held police at bay for days. Though the Stonewall Riots were neither the first nor the last LGBT uprising, they’re often thought of as the spark that launched the modern gay rights movement and triggered “liberation marches” and demonstrations in major U.S. cities, which later took on a more festive feel and came to Denver as Pride. In 1976, Republican Gerald Ford was president – he’d just beaten former California governor Ronald Reagan for the 1976 Republican presidential nomination – while former Georgia senator and governor Jimmy Carter was wrapping up the Democratic primary and would go on to defeat Ford for White House. Dick Lamm was governor of Colorado, and Bill McNichols was mayor of Denver. Out Front Colorado (then called just “Out Front”) was, by the way, in its first year – just a few months old. ]

Back in MY day… Got a story, memory or reflection to share from way back when? Let us know about it! Email editorial@outfrontonline.com with a 200-400 word story with “back in my day” in the subject line to have it considered for print!

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PrideFest musical acts have to play to a broad crowd By Ray Mark Rinaldi The Denver Post The Denver Post Posted:

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Every year the entertainment is announced for PrideFest, and every year it's the same reaction. It starts with: "What?" Followed by: "Really?" And then tens of thousands of people show up in Civic Center for the event and dance the afternoon away. Take this year's lineup. The big Saturday headliner is Fab Morvan, who will be flying in all the way from Europe to entertain the masses. He's the former lead singer of '80s pop group Milli Vanilli. What? Who? Really. The main stage will also feature dance music diva Kristine W, the Freedom Swing Band, the performance collective known as La Galla Queer, a "Fight For Your Right" rally and lots and lots of drag with the big name being Derrick Berry, known for doing a dead-on Britney Spears. There is actually more logic than madness to the art of booking a stage that has, in previous years, also brought Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Martha Wash and Thelma Houston to town. The event has a decent record of success — especially if success equals people coming back for more year after year. PrideFest can draw 300,000 people downtown, and on days when the weather cooperates, they pack the amphitheater where the music plays. Clearly, PrideFest could afford bigger names. The event raises tens of thousands of dollars for the non-profit LGBT cultural hub called The Center each year. But curating the lineup is less about cash and more about matching the acts to the extremely broad and constantly changing sensibilities of gay culture, keeping things family-friendly and tapping a whole lot of nostalgia. Think of it as a mix of camp, politics and community. "It really is about inclusion," said DeMarcio Slaughter, who puts it together. That and the need to make the stage the center of the party. "It could be 90 degrees," he said. "But no one is going to stand there and not move." Slaughter said he gets suggestions all year for acts to book. "People stop me in restaurants or at the airport and say, 'Can you get so and so?' or 'You need to YouTube this clip,' " he said. "I have a file and I choose from local and national acts, and, of course, I have my own favorites." Like Milli Vanilli? "I remember being obsessed with that at the time," he said. "The look and the braids." So he goes on instinct, omitting anything that might be too off-color for kids. It's a broad enough set of standards to allow the annual "Dogs in Drag" spectacle, a swimwear fashion show and Kristine W, who has had a long string of hits on Billboard's dance charts. "You don't see these acts at other events downtown," Slaughter said. The Center Stage runs from around 11 a.m. to after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. At the same time, there is a smaller Outwest Country Stage with music and square dancing and a Carnival Latino stage heavy with DJs. Page 1 of 2

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The Denver Denver Post2012 | June 18, 2012 PrideFest http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_20879817/colorado-politicians-charge-denver-pridefest-political-fervor#comments

Colorado politicians charge Denver PrideFest with political fervor By Sarah Simmons The Denver Post The Denver Post Posted:

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In the wake of the civil unions bill that died a procedural death in the Republican-controlled Colorado House in May and President Barack Obama's recent vocal support of gay marriage, this year's Denver PrideFest had a particularly political charge. Saturday and Sunday marked the 37th year for the event that celebrates Colorado's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Sunday's parade was more than a mile long, and by afternoon, Civic Center was packed with people dancing in front of three separate stages and lounging in the grassy areas. Several Colorado politicians and political organizations attended to show support for the GLBT community and used the past month's developments as a chance to mobilize voters and raise funds. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, was one of the parade marshals on Sunday, and he said that this year emotions surrounding the civil unions bill — which would have passed with Republican support had GOP leadership allowed it to go to a full House vote — and Obama's announcement were tangible among the crowd. "The right tone has been set this year during an election year — and such an important election year," Steadman said. "We're potentially electing the most supportive president our community has ever seen in the White House and a legislature that every year gets closer to correcting the various injustices our community suffers." The other parade marshals included Reps. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, and Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge, as well as Sen. Lucía Guzmán, D-Denver. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson also marched in Sunday's parade. Guzmán said she believes the president's announcement coming on the heels of Colorado's civil unions bill will reignite Coloradans' hope for GLBT equality. "Anytime a leader comes out in that way ... they stimulate other qualities of leadership that are maybe lying there in wait," Guzmán said. "It's a key part of this leadership that's stimulated when we needed it. It came at a good time." The Log Cabin Republicans of Colorado, an organization advocating for a more inclusive Republican Party and GLBT equality, also had a booth at PrideFest. Alex Hornaday, vice president of the Colorado chapter, said it is supporting Republican politicians in the parade, including Alan Johnson, a Republican running for Colorado House District 8, but it also is making connections in the GLBT community. "We want to show Republicans that there are gay people who are good Republicans, and we want to show gay people that there are Republicans who support their rights," Hornaday said. The organization will actively support another civil unions bill if one is brought forward in the next legislative season, he said. "We were disappointed with how close it came in the last session, and yet still didn't make it," Hornaday said. "We look forward to being part of it once again." Other booths around the festival that housed political organizations included Obama's campaign and the Stonewall Democrats. Two festivalgoers, 18-year-old Rachel Chaffee and her girlfriend, 21-year-old Ashley Lamberg, said they felt motivated this year to be more politically involved and started by registering to vote Sunday morning. "I want to be able to marry my girlfriend," Chaffee said. "We've been together for a year, and I just don't see the harm in it. It's not going to hurt anybody."

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Chaffee said the two drove from Grand Junction to attend PrideFest for the first time. She said they see Obama's support as a step in the "right direction" after Colorado's failed civil unions bill. "Before we know it, gay marriage will be like women's voting rights or black voting rights — just a thing in history," she said. "I'm positive that it will happen in my generation." Sarah Simmons: 303-954-1210 or ssimmons@denverpost.com

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Channels 2/31 Fox31 Everyday Show runs interview with Fab Morvan on Friday, June 15. http://kdvr.com/2012/06/15/entertainment-dish-9/ Fox31 Everyday Show runs interview with Monte Durham on Friday, June 15 http://kdvr.com/2012/06/15/say-yes-to-the-dress/ Fox 31’s Mark Meredith does story on PrideFest w/slideshow on Sunday, June 17 http://kdvr.com/2012/06/17/slide-show-denvers-pridefest-parade/! Channel 4 Aired story “Thousands Flock To Civic Center Park For Pridefest” on Saturday, June 16 http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/06/16/thousands-flock-to-civic-center-park-for-pridefest/ Channel 9 Aired story “Thousands brave the heat to celebrate PrideFest” on June 17 http://www.9news.com/news/article/273064/222/Thousands-brave-the-heat-to-celebratePrideFest CSU College Channel Aired story “Denver’s PrideFest” on Monday, June 18 http://denvernewspress.com/denvers-pridefest-2012/ Free Speech TV Aired “Gay USA: Pride Month,” mentions Denver PrideFest https://www.freespeech.org/video/gay-usa-june-18-24-2012 Comcast Cable PrideFest spot - English and Spanish

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La Tricolor 96.5 did a story on Denver PrideFest and the Latin Stage on Friday, June 15: http://politica.entravision.com/?calletter=965tricolor KGNU did a live broadcast of PrideFest on Sunday, June 17. Sexpot Radio mentioned PrideFest and the CoorsLight PrideFest Parade in their broadcast on Tuesday, June 19: http://youtu.be/02GCERH9G6A

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Event mentions: Recorded Mentions Two weeks during the event flight, Alice 105.9 included 30 liner mentions of Denver PrideFest Event mentions: Live Mentions The Alice Morning Show of BJ, Howie and Jamie will mentioned PrideFest and the Parade during morning drive from June 11-15th, for a total of 10 mentions. On-Line Support Alice 105.9 included event information with a logo and a link on the Alice Station web pages, postings through social media sites and on line contest for VIP passes on alice1059.com. Email Denver PrideFest was listed in an e-newsletter to Alice Alist members, with over 38,000 impressions served.

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Event mentions: Recorded Mentions 30 Mentions: Denver PrideFest was mentioned in recorded “What’s Happening” promos recorded by Murphy & Denise. Mentions included dates and directed listeners to station website for more info. (M-Sun, 9am-Midday). Event mentions: Live Mentions 15 Mentions: (9am-7pm, Mon-Fri) On-Line Support KOSI 101 included Denver PrideFest information with a logo and link on KOSI station web pages (www.kosi101.com), as well as through social media sites and online contest for VIP passes from May 28-June 17, 2012. Email Denver PrideFest was listed in an e-newsletter to KOSI club members for 1 campaign with over 29,000 impressions served.

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