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Serving the LGBT Community of the Rocky Mountains since 1976 3535 Walnut Street, Denver, Colorado 80205 Phone: 303-477-4000  •  Fax: 303-325-2642 Email: info@outfrontonline.com  •  Web: OutFrontOnline.com Facebook: facebook.com/OutFrontColorado Twitter: @OutFrontCO Out Front is published by Transformation Communications Group, LLC, a Colorado limited liability corporation and is a member of: Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and Denver Drama Critics Circle. A DM I N I ST RAT I O N PHIL PRICE / Founder, 1954-1993 JERRY CUNNINGHAM / Publisher • Jerry@outfrontonline.com J.C. MCDONALD / Vice President • JC@outfrontonline.com JEFF JACKSON SWAIM / Chief Strategist • Jeff@outfrontonline.com RYAN KING / Associate Publisher • Ryan@outfrontonline.com EDI TO R I A L MATTHEW PIZZUTI / Editor • Matt@outfrontonline.com KAILYN LAMB / Intern  •  ZACHARY FOSTER / Intern CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: David Auten, Rachel Basye, Jody Bouffard, Keo Frazier, Holly Hatch, Jeffery Hoyle, Shanna Katz, Matthew LeBauer, Michael Madsen, Jonathan McGrew, Mark C. Paquette, John Schneider, Alison Wisneski M A RKET I N G / SA L ES JORDAN JACOBS / Senior Marketing Executive • Jordan@outfrontonline.com RALLET ABRAM / Marketing Executive • Rallet@outfrontonline.com DUSTIN KRIER / Marketing Executive • Dustin@outfrontonline.com JAY DUQUE / Marketing Coordinator • Jay@outfrontonline.com NATIONAL ADVERTISING: Rivendell Media / 212-242-6863 sales@rivendellmedia.com A RT COLBY BRUMIT / Senior Graphic Designer • Colby@outfrontonline.com ROB BARGER / Production Coordinator • Rob@outfrontonline.com CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS: Charles Broshous, Nicole Kushner, Denee Pino, Hans Rosemond, Evan Semon DISTRIBUTION: Out Front Colorado’s print publication is available semi-monthly, free of charge in Colorado, one copy per person. Additional copies of Out Front Colorado may be purchased for $3.95 each, payable in advance at Out Front Colorado offices located at 3535 Walnut Street, Denver CO, 80205. Out Front Colorado is delivered only to authorized distributors. No person may, without prior written permission of Out Front Colorado, take more than one copy of Out Front Colorado. Any person who takes more than one copy may be held liable for theft, including but not limited to civil damages and or criminal prosecution. COPYRIGHT & LIMIT OF LIABILITY: Reproduction of editorial, photographic or advertising content without written consent of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Advertisers are responsible for securing rights to any copyrighted material within their advertisements. Publisher assumes no responsibility for the claims of advertisers and reserves the right to reject any advertising. Publication of the name or photograph of any person or organization in articles or advertising is not to be considered an indication of the sexual orientation or HIV status of such person or organization. Publisher assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of materials submitted. OPINIONS EXPRESSED are not necessarily those of OUT FRONT COLORADO, its staff or advertisers. 4   |   L I V I N G G U I D E 2 0 1 4   |   O U T F R O N T O N L I N E . C O M

FROM THE PUBLISHER

OUR GUIDE FOR EACH OTHER By Jerry Cunningham Owner / Publisher of Out Front

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ut Front was founded in the spring of 1976, and our longevity is due not only to all the hard work and dedication of all those who have worked with and for Out Front over the past 38 years, but because of Colorado’s thriving LGBT and allied community we’ve been lucky to be part of. Every year Out Front is faced with the question of what it is means to be living an LGBT life. It has been our hope that we offer the latest news and thought-provoking editorial that engages our readers to learn, thrive and grow. We are more than a social magazine, and, yes, we’re also more than entertainment and political news. We strive to be a platform where the community connects — for speaking out, for finding resources and allies, for letting people know if you’re a resource or an ally, and for compiling the best knowledge and information for moving forward, as a community but as individuals as well. It’s that time of year when things seem to be growing and springing to life, the perfect time to begin to think about what we can do to renew ourselves and to better balance our own lives. And what better time than spring to revisit, reprioritize, and even reinvent ourselves and the lives we find ourselves living with our inaugural LGBT Living Guide? We have an amazing community — amazing for the creative talents and experiences found in it and also for the willingness we find in the LGBT and allied community to share our abilities as contributions to something greater, striving for a better world. This Living Guide is a highlight of many of these contributions, with tips and knowledge on anything from improving your credit score to feeling more fulfilled in relationships. It also includes a business directory, presented by the Denver Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and serving as a who’s-who of just how many LGBT and LGBT-friendly service providers and resources there are out there — here in Colorado you’re truly not alone. We hope that you too will revisit, reprioritize, reconnect and maybe even reinvent yourself from what you learn and read in the pages that follow. Thanks again for your continued support over the years, and if you too have a piece of advice or tip on life that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Give us a call, drop us an email, or connect with us on Facebook — Out Front is your platform. Here’s to you and living life audaciously!


CONTENTS CAREER & BUSINESS Things To Consider In Starting Your Own Business  6 Five Approaches For Dealing With A Job You Hate  7 Moving Up: Tips For Landing A Job  8

L O V E & R E L AT I O N S H I P S Five Things To Consider Before Committing For Life  10 Expert Advice For Planning Your Perfect Wedding  12 Keeping The Spark In Your Relationship  14

M O N E Y & SAV I N G Improve Your Credit Score  16 Five Ways To Save More  16

HOME & AUTO Five Expert Tips For Buying A Home  17 The Most Common Dashboard Warning Lights  18

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT Surefire Ways To Heat Up Your Sex Life  19 Five Fabulous Steps To A More Artful Life  20 LGBT-Friendly Churches And Synagogues  22

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THINGS TO CONSIDER IN STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS

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wning a business sounds romantic and exciting — but before you embark on the time-consuming and financially risky endeavor, take a minute to think about all of the logistics involved. Business is all about smarts and responsibility, and your success depends on the time and knowledge you put in! ¢ BE SMART ABOUT LOCATION.

Opening a business in an established area brings automatic publicity from foot traffic alone — a great help given the cost of advertising. Think of high-traffic streets and well-developed areas where the scene matches your envisioned customers: up-and-coming districts like the Colfax business district or Santa Fe Art District are great areas for startups with established neighborhood associations and a sense of community. ¢ SAVE FOR STARTUP COSTS AND START

SLOW ON SPENDING. Rather than taking out a big loan, consider saving in advance and find small investors for initial startup costs. You’ll have more than one chance to remodel and get the interior loftiness you want, so don’t expect your storefront to look perfect on opening day. Instead, spend money as you make money. Think about it: you can feel out the market and develop strategies as you go, but if you take out a loan and don’t start strong enough to make payments, your dream could

end up being owned by the bank.

City and County of Denver offers free workshops and classes for small business owners, and courses are available at local colleges. The money you spend on classes is tax-deductible and a fraction of the success they bring.

BUILD STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE COMMUNITY. No business is effective in a vacuum or solely because of the owner; it takes a village. Owners Jody Bouffard & Holly Hatch of nearby businesses, Co-owners, Blush & Blu, members of local gov¢ DON’T HIRE YOUR A Distinct Drinkery ernment and people in FRIENDS! Adopt a mindset of prinyour community are your biggest allies getting started — not only for your ciple above personality. You might have many business reputation but in offering strong and ef- friends with experience in your industry, but your fective knowledge. If you can utilize other leaders success is about your own leadership, and when in the industry, give back to community, make the line between friendship and “manager” or friendships and establish beneficial working “boss” is blurred you may find yourself giving relationships, these connections will be more this “friend” more hours or opportunities than apt to stick their necks out for you when you you should. Remember: it’s not personal, need a favor or advice. it’s business. ¢

¢ TAKE A SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP.

One of the most valuable lessons a new business owner can learn is that you don’t know everything. From marketing, public relations and branding to financial investments, money tracking, accounting, record-keeping and everyday maintenance like budgeting for inventory, there are many areas where being knowledgeable helps. The

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Jody Bouffard has owned four successful bars in Denver over the past 10 years and Holly Hatch has worked in the bar industry for most of her life. Holly and Jody are co-owners of Blush & Blu, A Distinct Drinkery, at 1526 E. Colfax Avenue. Find out more about Blush & Blu at BlushBluBar.com.


FIVE APPROACHES FOR DEALING WITH A JOB YOU HATE

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n old adage says, “work isn’t supposed to be fun — that is why it is called work.” In some ways this is true, but if your job is turning every day into a Monday and leaving you physically and emotionally drained, it may be time to reconsider your options. Here are five tips that can help make your days on the job more bearable.

Jeffrey Hoyle Marketing & Public Relations Professional

#1 REMEMBER, NOTHING IS FOREVER.  As awful as your job may seem today, tomorrow may be different. In a challenging job market, it may be best to stick it out until another option presents itself. It also is not uncommon to have multiple career changes in your life. Keep your eye on the prize and try to power through until you can make a positive change to a better situation. #2 ADD SOME FUN TO THE MIX.  Who says a workday can’t be fun? Listening to music (if you are allowed to), taking a moment to check out the latest online

news, even taking your lunch offsite can help break up the doldrums and make the day go by faster. Sharing a few laughs with co-workers can also help make the day lighter. #3 SET SOME SPECIFIC JOB HUNTING GOALS AND STICK TO THEM.  To make a change, you have to be the change. Consider your options, weigh the pros and cons of leaving your current job, and if everything lines up start planning an exit strategy. Start sprucing up your resume, peruse the classifieds and online job stores, or enlist the help of a professional headhunter to help get the balls rolling. #4 EXPLORE INTERESTS OUTSIDE WORK.  There are 24 hours in a day; on average you spend eight of those hours at work and eight hours asleep. That leaves you eight hours for enjoying yourself! Exercising, joining in an organized sports league, reading, even playing video games

can take your mind off your job and help recharge your body and your mind for the next day ahead. #5 ALLOW YOURSELF TIME TO VENT. It is probably best to take this option outside of the workplace, but it is okay to vent about what is wrong with your job and how it makes you feel. Friends or family make great sounding boards; co-workers not so much as you run the risk of your feelings getting back to the higher-ups of the organization. Choose what you say as carefully as you do who you say it to. The trick to staying positive in the workplace is to turn negatives into positives until you can find a better position. Keeping your eyes on the prize, your future can be bigger and brighter than you ever dreamed. Jeffery Hoyle is a Marketing and Public Relations Professional in Denver. Learn more at emphasismc.com.

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MOVING UP: TIPS FOR LANDING A JOB R ather than worrying too much about whether you should apply for a certain job — when the worst answer you can get is ‘no’ — be confident, ambitious, realize that no one is entitled (you’ll probably have to apply for many positions before getting one), and give yourself the best possible shot during the application process.

Keo Frazier Marketing CEO

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD. Your resume may be the first time someone meets you. It’s imperative to ensure your resume demonstrates your best. Don’t let bad formatting, spelling or grammar errors put your resume at the end of the pile.

BE OVER-PREPARED. Being over prepared is always the best way to go. Hence, bring extra copies of your resume, allot extra time to drive there… you get the idea. BE ON TIME — NOT EARLY AND NOT LATE. My biggest pet peeve is when someone arrives 20 minutes before or 20 minutes after an appointment. Instead of taking the chance of rubbing someone the wrong way, just walk in exactly on time.

DRESS TO IMPRESS. Your attire is important. Know your audience and dress accordingly. Always be clean and neat being sure your clothes match the great impression you are striving for. It is better to over-dress than to under-dress.

REMEMBER TO FOLLOW UP. This is the easiest part but often the most forgotten. Following up will ensure you’re building a relationship for the future. You will show you pay attention to details. You can also highlight points from your interview. And, whether you get the job or not, you will be remembered by how you follow up.

DICTION IS YOUR FRIEND. Articulating yourself with good, clear diction demonstrates your knowledge, education and reinforces your skills.

Keo Frazier is a local entrepreneur and business leader, and the fearless leader of KEOS Marketing Group. Find out more at keosmarketing.com.

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FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE COMMITTING FOR LIFE

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re you feeling like you might be ready to settle down? Mazel tov — but make sure you are both on the same page before you sign paperwork, buy a house together, or sell of our your belongings and travel the world as a couple.

both willing to meet somewhere in the middle and form an equal partnership. One of you loves cats, the other loves dogs; can you have one of each, or both live without pets? You love high-rise city living, your partner wants to start a goat farm in Grand Junction — how will you have a conversation in which both of you feel heard and validated with the end result?

#1  CAN YOU MAKE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS MATCH?  It’s easy to say “they just get me so Shanna Katz well,” but what happens when you Board Certified come across a miscommunication or #3  HAVE THE MONEY TALK.  A Sexologist and difference of opinions? What if one big issue couples have is pretending money doesn’t matter and love will of you communicates verbally and Sex Educator solve it all. Even if it is just deciding processes on the spot, while the other is more of a quiet, internal processor, whether you’ll have a joint account or who communicates through writing? Make sure keep separate finances, or figuring out who pays you can get onto the same wavelength in order for cable and who pays for groceries, make sure to move both of your needs and wants forward. the two of you have conversations about money before it’s time to file taxes and drop a deposit #2  DO YOU BOTH HAVE A VESTED INTEREST on your new place. IN COMPROMISING?  You don’t have to plan our your entire life with your love today before #4 ESTABLISH SOME “GROUND RULES” TO KEEP you ride off into the sunset, but make sure you’re YOU CLOSE.  Whether you’ve been together six

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weeks, six years or six decades, it’s important to lay groundwork for loving up on one another. If you have a fight, how will you reconnect? When you’re both busy with life, when will you fit in date night? How will you celebrate accomplishments and milestones? Make sure you are ready to keep caring for each other and re-connecting long term. #5 MAKE SURE YOU’RE OK BEING TOGETHER AND ALONE.  Being in a couple can feel like a full time job, but it’s also important to have time for yourself. Have a conversation about what “me time” looks like for each of you, and how to gently tell the other when you need that self-care. If you’re already cohabiting, touch base with each other to make sure those needs are getting met, and that each half of your power couple is just as strong as an individual. Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS is a board certified sexologist and sex educator based here in Colorado. Get more information about her workshops, books, classes and more at ShannaKatz.com.  PHOTO CREDIT: JESSE HERNANDEZ


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EXPERT ADVICE FOR PLANNING YOUR PERFECT WEDDING FIRST AND FOREMOST, ENJOY THE PROCESS OF PLANNING YOUR SPECIAL DAY.  Hours and hours of time will go into touring venues, hiring professionals, and making the hundreds of decisions that typically go into such an event. Remember what’s important and why you’re planning a wedding – the love you share.

Mark C. Paquette Professional Event Planner

YES – YOU CAN CALL IT A WEDDING.  Many couples are concerned the word “wedding” is reserved for use by a male and female couple, but the word has no gender-specific rule about its use. You are welcome to call your event something else as well, like a civil union, commitment ceremony, etc. Regardless of the descriptor you choose, the professionals you work with should attempt to match your terminology. GO IN WITH A REALISTIC BUDGET.  The average 100-person wedding/civil union in Colorado will cost about $27,000. Define the aspects that are most important to you, allocate your budget properly, and determine which areas may be cut if necessary.

HIRE A PLANNER.  While many folks feel a planner is an additional expense, a planner can save you a lot of time, and money, by helping narrow down your choices and guiding decisions that are appropriate for your budget (which they usually allocate and manage for you). If you love the thought of planning the details yourself, at least hire a professional day-of coordinator for the big day. MAKE DECISIONS QUICKLY.  This isn’t to say you should sign a contract without thinking the terms through, but many times, couples over-interview or delay decision making thinking they’ll find “something better,” only to find their first choice was right, but already booked to another client. Mark C. Paquette is the founder of coloradogayweddings.com and the lead planner for Mark Christopher Weddings & Events, Inc. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as wedding and event planning certificate.

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KEEPING THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

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t’s easy for things to turn routine and for us to become lazy about investing in our relationships. Once life gets comfortable, we often relax and leave behind the gifts, the flirtations and the skin-tingling moments. It’s a trap. Here are five ways to keep the spark alive, build connection and foster intimacy.

Matthew LeBauer Licensed Clinical Social Worker

CREATE A STRONG RATIO OF POSITIVE TO NEGATIVE INTERACTIONS.  The more you bolster the safety and security of your connection (a fundamental human need), the stronger your partnership will be when a storm hits. By making sure you have many more positive emotional interactions with your partner — things as simple as winks and smiles count — you create an emotional reserve for when things get rough. ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS; SKIP “HOW WAS YOUR DAY?”  No one knows how to answer such ambiguous questions. Ask specific, open-ended questions: “What went well today?” “How did that conversation go with your boss?” Targeted questions are easier to answer and can lead to more connecting conversations. OFFER SUPPORT, NOT SOLUTIONS.  When your partner is struggling and you want to rescue her or him (“Why don’t you just tell her no?”), back off. Rescuing your partner weakens and

undermines them. Offer your support instead: “I’m here for you. How would you like me to support you?” TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF TO CARE FOR YOUR CONNECTION. A two-person relationship has three ingredients: two people, and the relationship they make. It’s important for each person to take care of her or his own self to be strong, genuine and present in the relationship. This means keeping up your own hobbies, exercise, interests and friends in addition to the shared experiences and friends you develop in your relationship. EMBRACE CONFLICTS, NOT ARGUMENTS.  Conflicts are predictable because we come from different histories and family cultures. When they meet, there’s conflict — and that’s not a bad thing. We can handle conflicts smoothly, slowly and respectfully to resolve them before they become arguments. Then we can use that experience to learn more about our partner and feel closer in re-connecting after the upset. Matthew LeBauer, LCSW provides counseling to individuals and couples looking for ways out of distressing patterns and into fulfilling lives. You can learn how he can help you get where you want to be by visiting lebauercounseling.com.

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STEPS TO BECOMING FINANCIALLY FIT IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

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rom Dancing with the Stars to LGBT vacation hot-spots, there is a measurement and a ranking for everything. Your credit is no different. A credit score is a three-digit number representing an estimation of your ability to pay back loans. A good rating can save a lot of money over a lifetime, while a bad rating can mean thousands of extra dollars spent in interest payments. Whether your credit score is good or bad, here are five ways to improve it. PAY BILLS ON TIME.  It is only fashionable to be late to the party — not with your credit card, cell phone or car insurance bills. Payment history determines 35 percent of your credit score, so the simplest way to improve your score is to not miss or be late for payments. LOWER YOUR CREDIT UTILIZATION RATIO. When you see someone double-fisting it at the bar, you know what kind of state she or he will be in by midnight. Your bank has the same perception of you when you have a high credit card balance relative to your credit card limit, so get your credit card balance to less than 50 percent of your limit to improve your score. PRESERVE YOUR CREDIT HISTORY.  Don’t close credit card accounts like doors on an ex — even if they’re paid off — since longer credit histories tend to lead to higher credit scores. Use your card only once in a while and pay it off before your balance is due to let credit rating agencies know you haven’t closed your account. CORRECT YOUR CREDIT REPORT.   Nobody likes being the subject of false rumors floating around — make the same effort to correct the record about your financial history, especially as rates of credit card fraud increase. Visit AnnualCreditReport.com or call 1-877-322-8228 once a year to get a copy

of your credit report, analyze it for accuracy, and contest errors including misspelled names, incorrect addresses and false claims.

and beef up your contributions and reach your financial goals sooner.

REDUCE AND ELIMINATE EXPENSES.  There are GET A GAS STATION CREDIT plenty of ways to cut back CARD.  Because gas station on expenses, like switching credit cards can only be from cable to Netflix and used at gas stations (not at Hulu, cancelling landlines for David Auten & John Schneider Nordstrom) and you buy gas cell-phone-only, or making Authors, 4: The Four Principles anyway, get a credit card for your own coffee and packing of a Debt Free Life your favorite station and pay your lunch. Cutting your the small balance off before spending by even 5 percent it’s due, every month for and sending it to a savings several months. Your credit score will increase by account will pay off like a raise. demonstrating your ability to manage a credit card. DO A MONTHLY SPENDING DETOX.  We all look great after a week or two of detoxing, so apply the same principles to your finances by taking an occasional week or weekend off of spending. Ride your bike or walk instead of driving, eat at home instead of eating out, host a game night mericans are saving at a rate of 4.3 percent rather than club hopping, or do anything else for all types of future expenses, including you can to eliminate routine expenses and put a retirement, cars, weddings and education. With little towards your savings instead. Your wallet that savings rate, no wonder personal debt is and belt will thank you. higher than Colorado on April 20 — that rate represents an extremely slow march to achieving MAKE MORE MONEY.  A raise, a promotion or a any financial goal. Here are five tips to help you new job can help secure your financial future. Take save more: a few minutes each month to refine your LinkedIn profile, keep your resume up-to-date, manage PAY YOURSELF FIRST.  Set up automatic payroll your personal brand at work, follow companies direct deposits to your 401k, emergency savings, or groups on LinkedIn related to your industry and general savings or investment accounts so a maintain your education to stay fresh, leading to portion of your paychecks never touch your hands. that pot of gold at the end of the gay rainbow. Keeping this money out of sight and eliminating your involvement — a la Karen Walker with her David Auten and John Schneider paid off more than $51,000 worth of credit card step-children — is best for everyone involved. debt in less than two and half years. Using INCREASE SAVINGS CONTRIBUTIONS WITH their education, professional and personal EACH PAY INCREASE.  We’ve all spent a bonus, experiences, they share what is necessary raise or cash gift just as we received it, doing our for anyone seeking financial independence savings no good. Whether you got a pay increase in their upcoming book 4: The Four through a job change, promotion or simple raise, Principles of a Debt Free Life, and on their send all or most of any pay increase to the bank blog at debtfreeguys.com.

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE MORE

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FIVE EXPERT TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME

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wning your own home is a powerful confidence-building step in your life, but buying one can be a busy and time-consuming process, especially if it’s your first home — there are many more decisions to make than just touring places and choosing the one you like best. When you’re ready to make the big move, these tips can make the process smoother:

#3  LIST WHAT YOU WANT IN A HOME, BUT BE OPEN TO ALTERNATIVES.  Go into the process with a list of wants and needs, and understand that both lists may have to compromise — keep an open mind. Something might come along that fits the bill in a way you never thought about.

#4 TUNE OUT EXCESSIVE ADVICE.  Many Doctors will tell you to stay off Web MD, and for #1 BEFORE YOU LOOK AT good reason! Buying a home is an HOMES, SETTLE ON A BUDGET exciting endeavor, and everyone AND SECURE A LOAN.  Unless will have their opinion, but the you’re planning on only one that matters plunking down cash, is yours — you’re the Michael you’re going to need one who has to live Madsen there. No matter a loan, and the sooner Senior Broker how well-intended, you secure financing Associate, the sooner you can too much advice can Nostalgic Homes begin looking for lead you astray. Listen the perfect place to your heart and try to call home. One caveat: don’t to focus on the big picture, and spend what you’re qualified for, remember, have fun! spend what you’re comfortable borrowing. You’ll likely qualify #5 LOCATION. LOCATION. for more than you expect, LOCATION.  It might sound trite, so setting your own budget but you need a home that’s perfect is crucial! for your lifestyle. Keep that in mind

Your HIGHLANDS real estate LGBT specialist MICHAEL MADSEN 303 726 1543 M i c h a e l @ UrbanLegendary.com

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#2 HIRE A REALTOR. Many home buyers think they are savvy enough to take the task on themselves, but I assure you that there is just enough information out there to make the average layperson dangerous to her or himself. You hired a personal trainer at the gym, so follow suit with the largest purchase you’ll ever make and use the help of professionals.

proximity to where you work and where you play. You can’t take an Uber cab all the time now that you’ve got a mortgage! Michael Masden is a senior broker associate at Nostalgic Homes and leader of it’s specialized Urban Legendary team. Contact him or find more about Urban Legendary online at urbanlegendary.com O U T F R O N T O N L I N E . C O M   |  L I V I N G G U I D E 2 0 1 4   |  H O M E & A U T O   1 7


WHAT THE MOST COMMON DASHBOARD WARNING LIGHTS MEAN & WHY TO PAY ATTENTION By Jonathan McGrew Out Front Auto Columnist

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or many of us a car is central to our daily routine, and unexpected car troubles can be huge disruption to the flow — not to mention a financial expense. When problems emerge, don’t panic, but don’t ignore them. Here are a few common lights that might appear on your car’s dashboard, what they mean, and how much a replacement part could cost. THE DREADED “CHECK ENGINE” LIGHT.  The good news is that the check engine light is often as simple as a gas cap that needs to be screwed on a little tighter. Other causes: faulty oxygen sensor ($200), malfunctioning mass airflow sensor ($375), misfiring spark plugs (up to $300) and broken catalytic converter (possibly more than $2,000). Why pay attention? These problems can reduce your fuel efficiency or eventually leave you stranded on the side of the road. THE “BRAKE!” AND “ABS” WARNING LIGHT.   These lights can be amber or red, but red lights mean business. The Brake and ABS light typically means a part of your brake system is failing — your break pads could be worn down too low or you’re losing your master cylinder. In any case, it’s about safety, so have it checked right away. THE “BATTERY” AND “CHARGE” WARNING LIGHT.   The battery light often means your battery is worn out ($50 to $100 to replace). It could also indicate that your alternator is getting weak (up to $500). The best thing to do is to stop by an auto parts store and asked them to test the battery and alternator — it’s free at most large chains! ENGINE OIL PRESSURE LIGHT.   When the engine oil pressure light comes on, first check if your oil is low. After the car is warmed up, park it on a level surface, pop the hood and check the oil dipstick. Remember to wipe it off first and then re-dip for an accurate reading to see if it’s below the low-oil mark. If you haven’t gotten an oil change recently, this might be a good time! Otherwise, it’s trip to the mechanic. LOW TIRE PRESSURE WARNING.  This light means at least one of your tires is low — it might not be visible from looking at the tires themselves. You will see this light come on more often in sudden cold snaps — add a little bit of air and the light should go off automatically. If it keeps coming on, have your tires checked for a slow leak or nail.

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SUREFIRE WAYS TO HEAT UP YOUR SEX LIFE

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Shanna Katz Board Certified Sexologist and Sex Educator

ake the time to figure out what your wants and needs are, communicate and appreciate yourself — you’ll be sizzling in the sack in the most satisfying ways! Here are some tips on how to get the sex life you’ve always wanted.

don’t even know what it takes to get your motor revving? Enjoy a little ringing of southern bells, clicking of the five-fingered mouse, or whatever you like to call your time flying solo, and really figure out what it is that makes you tick.

THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS THAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT AND NEED.  It’s easy to get caught up in social definitions of what it means to have good sex; lots of scream, clawing of each others’ backs, and of course, the often discussed (and often elusive) simultaneous orgasm. But take a moment to consider what you enjoy; maybe hours of oral sex or some sexy power play, or even watching porn with your lover. The first step towards fulfillment is being authentic to you.

BRING UP THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR PARTNER(S).  It might not be the best conversation when you’re in the middle of getting it on, but prepare to communicate with your sexual partner about what you need to feel sexually fulfilled. Try the compliment sandwich; start with something they are doing incredibly well, suggest a change you’d like to see in your sex life, and finish up with how much they turn you on! ASK YOUR PARTNER FOR FEEDBACK. It takes two to tango, and that’s also true for the mattress mambo. In addition to sharing your sexual desires

GET TO KNOW YOUR BODY ON YOUR OWN.  How can you give your partner guidance between the sheets if you

with your lover, make sure you hear what your partner needs and wants. If you’re both working to meet each other’s sexual needs, everybody wins. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX (PUN INTENDED).  We live in a world of sexual tropes; if you work outside of these norms, you may find yourself enjoying many things you never would have even considered. Think about checking out a kinky play party, investing in some quality sex toys, becoming superior at sensual massage or trying out Tantra. Sex is more than inserting A into B: enjoy the entire spectrum of sexuality! Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS is a board certified sexologist and sex educator based here in Colorado. Get more information about her workshops, books, classes and more at ShannaKatz.com.

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FIVE FABULOUS STEPS TO A MORE ARTFUL LIFE “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” — Thomas Merton

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ould a splash of color brighten your humdrum routine? Most people believe they don’t have the time or resources for creative expression or artistic experiences in their lives. Here are five suggestions on easy and inexpensive ways to lead a more artful life: ATTEND AN ART OPENING, EXHIBIT OR FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK.  You don’t have to shell out big bucks or wait in line at the latest blockbuster exhibit to appreciate great art. Denver is home to a wide array of galleries and creative districts including galleries in the Golden Triangle, The Tennyson Cultural Art District and RiNo, in addition to Denver’s famous Santa Fe Art District. A complete list is available online at denverarts.org.

TAKE A CLASS OR ATTEND A LECTURE.  The Art Students League of Denver offers a wide variety of courses at reasonable prices for artists of all abilities. We’ve got you covered with everything from ceramics and welding to watercolor and even creating art on your iPad.

historic studio while a professional artist guides your creative process in a social and stress-free environment. Everyone leaves with an original work of art. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DENVER’S SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL FACILITIES DISTRICT FREE DAYS.  The Denver Metro Area’s publicly-funded arts district offers more than 100 days each year when museums and other civic sites are open to area residents for free. Check out the SCFD Free Days calendar online at ofcnow.co/freedays for a great way to explore Denver’s vibrant arts scene.

STROLL THROUGH A SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL.  What better way to appreciate artistic talent than in the open air environment of a summer arts festival? Mark your calendar for the Downtown Denver Arts Festival over Memorial Day Weekend, ASLD’s June Summer Art Market in Denver’s Baker neighborhood and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival July 4–6.

The Art Students League of Denver is an inclusive and inspiring art community where members of all abilities are guided by professional artists to reach their highest potential. Find more information online at asld.org.

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DISCOVERING LOCAL, LGBT-FRIENDLY CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES

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hecking out a new church can be incredibly intimidating, especially for those who have tough former relationships with their gender and sexual identities in religious organizations they grew up in. Luckily, times have changed and more churches and spiritual groups are becoming open to the LGBTQ community. Check out these five LGBT-friendly Christian churches on the Front Range: HIGHLANDS CHURCH  •  2644 WEST 32ND AVE., DENVER.  The church’s website puts it best: “Highlands Church has roots in the evangelical tradition, but departs from general evangelical practice and theology by thoroughly welcoming the LGBTQ community as full members of the community and the church leadership.” Online at highlandschurchdenver.org.

Alison Wisneski Out Front Faith Writer

You don’t have to live with the pain. Experience relief today.

TEMPLE EMANUEL  •  51 GRAPE ST., DENVER.  Temple Emanuel is a reform synagogue, located right in the heart of Denver. To request information on joining their inclusive space, contact Janet Bronitsky at 303-388-4013, ex. 303. Online at emanueldenver.org. FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  •  1421 SPRUCE ST, BOULDER. You believe Senior Pastor Pat Bruns when he invites you to communion and states, seemingly solely for your ears, that “Everyone, absolutely everyone, is welcome.” They’re a church you’ll never miss at a local PRIDE event, with members that have been working for LGBTQ inclusion for 40+ years! Online at fumcboulder.org.

Live an active lifestyle soon.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH  •  20 EAST ST. VRAIN, COLORADO SPRINGS.  FCUCC is a church that welcomes and includes all genders and sexualities, along with worship services at many different times. They also hold civil unions within their sanctuary or chapel! Online at fcucc.org.

Achieve a longer healthier life in the future.

METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH • 4223 S MASON ST., FORT COLLINS.  Metropolitan Community Church Family in Christ has been around for more than twenty years, a Christian denomination created in service for the LGBTQ community across the United States. They focus on their covenant values, including validating others and using non-abusive language. Online at mccfic.org.

Your west side LGBT connection Dr. Jon Paul Carmichael D.C. The Carmichael Chiropractic Lifestyle Center 3214-B S. Wadsworth Blvd. Lakewood, CO 80227 303-984-1700

Alison Wisneski is pursuing an MA in Social Change from the Iliff School of Theology. She focuses on relationship building and organizing those to rally around LGBTQ visibility and equality, currently within the United Methodist Church. When she’s not writing for class or on LGBTQ issues, she enjoys spending time with her musician wife and their cat and dog.

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A C C O U N TA N T S Apis Business Solutions * 2755 South Locust St., Ste 201 Denver, CO 80222 303-945-2104 apisbusinesssolutions.com Swick & Associates PC / Payroll Specialists LLC * 640 Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 303-987-1700 swickco.com

ART & FRAMING Anthology Fine Arts & Custom Framing 635 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 303-534-1331 anthologyfineart.com Art Students League of Denver 200 Grant Street Denver, CO 80203 303-778-6990 asld.org

Carrigan Law, LLC 5277 Manhattan Cir., Suite 103 Boulder, CO 80303 303-494-5873 boulderlawyerdivorce.com Darrell L. Fun Attorney and Counselor at Law 2525 West Alameda Avenue Denver, CO 80219 303-993-8684

Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow P.C. * 1875 Lawrence Street, 10th Flr. Denver, CO 80202 303-839-1204 penberg.com The Salas Law Firm, LLC 155 Boardwalk Dr Fort Collins, CO 80525 970-232-3330 thesalaslawfirm.com

Ilisa Millermoon, Artist 704-657-2324 ilisamillermoon.com

Johnson Saurer Legal Group, LLC 4500 Cherry Creek Drive South, Suite 700 Denver, Colorado 80246 303-394-3030 denverfamilies.com

Lynne Lawlor Photography * PO Box 11147 Englewood, CO 80151 720-271-5297 lynnelawlorphotography.com

Kishbaugh Law Firm, LLC * 1633 Fillmore St., Suite 360 Denver, CO 80206 303-547-8108 kishbaughlaw.com

Masten Fine Framing & Gifts 429 E 17th Ave Denver, CO 80203 303-832-6565 mastenonline.com

Lapin & Lapin 1775 Sherman Street, Suite 1445 Denver, CO 80203 303-320-4162 lawlapin.com

Pretty Writing Calligraphy 303-814-2869 prettywriting.com

Law Office of Bridget A. McCann, LLC * 1763 Franklin Street Denver, CO 80218 303-832-2599 bamccannlaw.com

Ferney’s Lube & Auto Repair * 4611 South Santa Fe Drive Englewood, CO 80110 303-762-9516 ferneyslubeandauto.com

Ambler & Keenan, LLC * 950 S. Cherry St. #1650 Denver, CO 80246 303-407-1542 ambler-keenan.com

Law Office of Roger Moore * 1751 Franklin St. Denver, CO 80218 303-830-6900 rmoorelaw.com

Water Works 276 Broadway Denver, CO 80206 303-733-5349 carwash-waterworks.com

SendOutCards * sendoutcards.com/mailcheer

Ambroziak Kitto, P.C. * 1111 Washington Ave., Ste. 200 Golden, CO 80401 303-484-8570 ambroziak-kitto.com

Martin Law Office LLC * 1526 Spruce Street, Suite 102 Boulder, CO 80302 303-928-2320 themartinlawoffice.com

Vivace Creative, LLC * 9125 Sugarstone Circle Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 720-998-5373 vivacecreative.com

Bloch & Chapleau, LLC. 1725 Gaylord Street Denver, CO 80206 303-331-1700 blochchapleau.com

Pearson & Paris, P.C. 390 Union Blvd., Suite 250 Lakewood, CO 80228 303-872-0540 rockymountain-law.com

ADVERTISING & MARKETING SERVICES DreamWise Marketing Solutions * 13250 E. Smith Rd Suite A Aurora, CO 80011 303-858-1025 dreamwisemarketing.com Emphasis Marketing & Communication, LLC P.O. Box 44002 Denver, CO 80201 303-946-8619 emphasismc.com Gayborhood * 1-877-599-GAYS gayborhoodapp.com Keos Marketing Group 877-536-7552 keosmarketing.com New Paradigm Media * 14 Inverness Drive East Suite H-220 Englewood, CO 80112 303-952-4056 newparadigmmedia.biz

Travis Alan Ochs 709 Clarkson St Denver, 80218 303-830-1300 Wedgle & Spahn, P.C. 730 17th Street, Suite 230 Denver, CO 80202 303-893-3111 wattorneys.net Wentworth & Associates * PO Box 18915 Denver, CO 80218 303-809-2200 lloydwentworth.com AUTOMOTIVE CARE

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES Heuberger Motors 1080 Motor City Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80905 719-475-1920 heubergermotors.com


I-25 Kia * 10168 E. I-25 Frontage Rd. Longmont, CO 80504 608-797-8906 i25kia.com BEAUTY AND SKIN CARE Arbonne * 303-918-1713 timelesssolutions. myarbonne.com LifeVantage Health & Welllness Products * 970-215-7660 lifevantage.com/thrive LoHi Lipo Laser Clinic 2500 18th Street Denver, CO 80211 303-954-0896 lohilipolaser.com Nerium International * 8172 Ammons Way Arvada, CO 80005 720-445-1640 wrinklefighter.biz University of ColoradoDept. of Dermatology 303-724-4033 cucosmetics.com BUSINESS SERVICES A Clear Connection Security Systems * 303-956-4306 aclearconnection.net Better Business Bureau Denver/Boulder * 1020 Cherokee Street Denver, CO 80204 303-996-3654 bbb.org Business Growth Experts, LLC * Aurora, CO 80014 303-618-3455

Colorado Office of Economic Development: Minority Business Office * 1625 Broadway, Ste. 2700 Denver, CO 80202 303-892-3840 AdvanceColorado.com Contract Furnishings, Inc. * 3115 East 40th Avenue Denver, CO 80205 720-956-1515 contractdenver.com Denver Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce * PO Box 103066 Denver, CO 80250 720-556-0682 denverglc.org HR Choice * 303-619-9461 hrchoice.com Manning Business Solutions * 1860 W. Littleton Blvd Littleton, CO 80120 303-763-1865 manningbizsolutions.com McGrewGroup * 3207 South Geneva Street Denver, Co 80231 720-771-5287 mcgrewgroup.com Mountain States Employers Council * 1799 Pennsylvania Street Denver, CO 80203 303-839-5177 msec.org

Perfect Processing * 4600 S. Ulster Street Denver, CO 80237 855-741-2874 perfectprocessingllc.com

Crave 891 14th Street Denver, CO 80202 303-586-4199 cravedenver.com

Plant Man Denver * 720-244-2509 plantmandenver.com

Lifestyle Catering * 7711 W. 6th Ave. Unit 1 Lakewood, CO 80214 303- 232-7932 lifestylescatering.com

RiskWise Global Capital Group, LLC * 3773 Cherry Creek N Drive, Suite 995E Denver, CO 80209 855-452-0222 riskwisegroup.om Small Business Majority * 2601 Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80207 303-960-5774 smallbusinessmajority.org Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC * 930 Acoma St. Unit 214 Denver, CO 80204 720-318-6625 terryhildebrandt.com TransW0LF Consulting * 1523 S Danube Way #106 Aurora, CO 80017 303-503-0981 TruDiligence * 3190 S Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 260 Lakewood, CO 80227 303-692-8445 trudiligence.com C AT E R I N G

Outrageous Orange Sky Bookkeeping * 716 Sunrise Dr Lyons, Colorado 80540 303-444-2326 outrageousorangesky.com

Chocolate Lab P.O. Box 7136 Denver, CO 80207 720-236-5709 chocolatelabdenver.com

Sava Catering And Personal Chef * 10142 West Burgundy Drive Littleton, CO 80127 303-972-1704 savacatering.com Three Tomatoes Catering 2520 W. 29th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 303-433-3332 threetomatoes.com CHIROPRACTORS Caring Hands Chiropractic * 1712 Lafayette Street Denver, CO 80218 303-864-1285 caringhandschiro.com Carmichael Chiropractic 3214-B South Wadsworth Blvd Lakewood, CO 80227 303-984-1700 carmichaelchiropractic.com Optimal Motion 7800 E. Orchard Rd. Ste. 320 Centennial, CO 80111 303-771-2494 optimalmotionchiro.com CONCIERGE SERVICES As You Wish 1175 Emerson Street, Suite 106, Denver Colorado 80218 303-517-7315 asyouwishcolorado.com

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CONCIERGE SERVICES ( C O N T. ) Grand Concierge & Home Services, Inc. PO Box 3114 Winter Park, CO 80482 970-531-6750 thegrandconcierge.com CONTRACTORS & CONSTRUCTION Clean Cut Contractors * 10640 W Weaver Dr Littleton, CO 80127 303-932-8205 cleancutcontractors.com J.F.Davis Construction * 14550 E Easter Ave Unit 900 Centennial, CO 80112 720-457-3780 jfdbuilt.com Jordy and Company * 1212 S. Broadway, #100 Denver, CO 80202 303-744-6106 jordyconstruction.com COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY Capitol Hill Counseling Center 190 E. 9th Ave., Ste. 220 Denver, CO 80203 720-775-7077 capitolhillcounselingcenter.org Gay Men Denver Coaching, Counseling & Psychotherapy * 1616 17th St., Suite 379 Denver, Co 80202 303-500-0926 www.gaymendenver.com Connective Pathways Counseling Services * 190 E. 9th St., Suite 552 Denver, CO 80203 720-336-0262 connectivepathways.com

EagleHeart Medicine Wheel Therapy * 1660 S. Albion #309 Denver, CO 80222 720-626-9943 eagleheartpsychotherapy.com

Capitol Hill Dental Group 3955 E. Exposition Ave Ste 310 Denver, CO 80209 303-991-4455

Jamey Collins Psychotherapy 750 E. 9th Avenue, Suite 102 Denver, 80203 303-641-6410 jameycollinstherapy.com

Governor’s Park Dental Group 700 East 9th Avenue #102 Denver, CO 80203 303-832-7789 govparkdental.com

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SSG MEP, Inc. * 3025 S. Parker Rd., Ste 1100 Aurora, CO 80014 303-696-2602 ssgroupinc.com E N T E R TA I N M E N T

Shanna Katz, M.Ed 720-273-3288 shannakatz.com LeBauer Counseling 300 South Jackson St, Suite 520 Denver, CO 80209 720-468-0676 lebauercounseling.com

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Denver Office of Economic Development * 201 W. Colfax Ave., Dept. 208 Denver, CO 80202 720-913-1602 denvergov.org/oed E D U C AT I O N

Lifecrafting Psychotherapy and Life Coaching * 13693 E. Iliff Ave., Suite 112 Aurora, CO 80014 303-459-4776 ingalarson.com

Iliff School of Theology 2323 E. Illif Ave. Denver, CO 80210 303-744-1287 illif.edu

Mental Health Center of Denver * 4141 East Dickerson Place Denver, CO 80222 303-504-6727 mhcd.org

Metropolitan State University of Denver 890 Auraria Parkway Denver, 80204 303-556-2400 msudenver.edu

Misgelow Enterprises, LLC * 3955 East Exposition Ave., Suite 202 Denver, CO 80209 303-777-5058 relationshipresourcecenter.com

University of the Rockies 1201 16th St. Suite 200 Denver, 80202 1-855-845-8766 denver.rockies.edu

Dr. Robin Switzer, LPC * 11500 West 20th Avenue Lakewood, CO 80215 303-475-3913 drrobin4you.com

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DGLCC GOLD MEMBER CH2M HILL 9191 S. Jamaica St. Englewood, CO 80112 1-888-CH2M-HILL ch2m.com

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Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003 720-898-7200 arvadacenter.org Body Rhythm Entertainment 7620 Newton street Westminster, CO 80030 303-257-6409 Boulder Dinner Theatre 5501 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80303 303-449-6000 bouldersdinnertheatre.com Colorado Symphony 1000 14th Street, No. 15 Denver, CO 80202 303-623-7876 coloradosymphony.org Denver Center for the Performing Arts * 1101 13th Street Denver, CO 80204 303-893-4100 denvercenter.org Denver Film Society 1510 York St. Denver, CO 80206 303-595-3456 denverfilm.org Hipster Mama Productions * P.O. Box 330 Arvada, CO 80001 855-467-0700 hipstermamaproductions.com


D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Isle Capri Hotel Black Hawk PO Box 777 Black Hawk, CO 80422 303-998-7793 theisleblackhawk.com Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret 1601 Arapahoe Street Denver, CO 80202 303-293-0075 lannies.com Mile High Freedom Band & Freedom Swing * PO Box 9036 Denver, CO 80209 720-515-MHFB (6432) mhfb.org Rocky Mountain Arts Association * 700 Colorado Blvd. #325 Denver, CO 80206 303-325-3959 rmarts.org Town Hall Arts Center 2450 West Main Street Littleton, CO 80120 303-794-2787 townhallartscenter.com EVENT PLANNING & FAC I L I T I E S Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center 620 Village Road Breckenridge, CO 80424 800-265-3560 beaverrun.com Boettcher Mansion 900 Colorow Road Golden, CO 80401 303-271-5925 jeffco.us/boettcher Boulder Mountain Lodge 91 Four Mile Canyon Dr. Boulder, CO 80302 303-444-0882 bouldermountainlodge.com

Church Ranch Event Center 10200 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. Broomfield, CO 80021 303-404-3777 theeventcenteratchurchranch.com

Sheraton Downtown 1550 Court Place Denver, CO 80202 303-893-3333 sheratondenverdowntown.com

Colorado Gay Weddings coloradogayweddings.com

Strawberry Creek Ranch Weddings & Events, LLC 2690 County Road 60 Granby, CO 80446 970-556-1778 strawberrycreekranchevents.com

D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Doubletree Hotel Denver 3203 Quebec Street Denver, CO 80207 303-321-3333 denver.doubletree.com EXDO Event Center 3535 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80205 303-297-8151 tracksdenver.com Good Ol’ Fashion Party Vintage Events & Rentals 303 916-4974 goodolfashionedparty.com Mark Christopher Weddings & Events, Inc. 720-320-2720 markchristopherweddings.com Mount Vernon Country Club 24933 Club House Cir. Evergreen, CO 80401 303-526-0616 mountvernoncc.com Noah’s 11885 N. Bradburn Blvd. Westminster, CO 80031 1-800-696-6247 mynoahs.com Pink Monkey Solutions 6711 W. 58th Pl. Arvada, CO 80003 303-731-4050 pinkmonkeysolutions.com Ritz Carlton 1881 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202 303-312-3800 ritzcarlton.com

Table Mountain Inn 1310 Washington Avenue Golden, CO 80401 800-762-9898 tablemountaininn.com Three Tomatoes Steakhouse & Club at Fossil Trace 3050 Illinois St. Golden, CO 80401 303-277-8755 threetomatoessteakhouse.com D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Warwick Hotel 1776 Grant St Denver, CO 80203 303-861-2000 warwickdenver.com FA I T H & S P I R I T UA L I T Y

Park Hill Congregational Church 2600 Leyden Street Denver, CO 80207 303-322-9122 parkhillchurch.org Saint Johns Cathedral * 1350 Washington Street Denver, CO 80203 303-831-7115 sjcathedral.org FINANCIAL SERVICES Alexander Foundation * PO Box 1995 Denver, CO 80201 303-331-7733 thealexanderfoundation.org Amy Berk, MBA Ameriprise Financial * 7979 East Tufts Avenue, Suite 715 Denver, Co 80237 303-689-7416 ameripriseadvisors.com/ amy.l.berk BAM Advisory Group * 1675 Broadway Denver, CO 80202 970-988-5504 bamadvisorygroup.com

Dignity Denver 1100 Fillmore Street Denver, CO 80206 720-515-GLBT (4528) dignitydenver.org

Denver Investments * 1225 17th Street, #2600 Denver, CO 80202 303-312-4915 denvest.com

Mayu Sanctuary 1804 S. Pearl St. Denver, 80210 303-832-0033 mayusanctuary.com

Edward Jones * 4650 West 38th Ave., Suite 220 Denver, CO 80212 303-477-3672 www.edwardjones.com New York Life Financial Services* 3200 Cherry Creek So Dr., Suite 700 Denver, CO 80209 303-995-0739 facebook.com/ DanielleNJordanNYL

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FINANCIAL SERVICES ( C O N T. ) D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Prudential Financial Services 8000 S Chester St., Suite 325 Englewood, CO 80112 720-356-6456 prudential.com Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. * 6855 S Havana St, Suite 230A Centennial, CO 80112 303-884-0817 nae2013.com Trilogy Financial Services, Inc. * 2000 S. Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO 80222 303-300-3323 x 5128 trilogyfs.com D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Wells Fargo Banking Services 1740 Broadway Denver, CO 80274 303-863-4631 wellsfargo.com FITNESS Get Healthy the Gay Weigh * 333 W. Lucerne Dr. Lafayette, CO 80026 720-480-0434 facebook.com/thegayweigh Matrix Fitness and Spa 925 Lincoln Street Denver CO 80203 303-863-7770 matrixfitnessandspa.com Orange Theory Fitness 760 S Colorado Blvd, Unit C Denver, 80246 303-996-8854 orangetheoryfitness.com

FLORISTS Bella Calla 3100 Downing St #A Denver, CO 80205 303-995-2867 bellacalla.com Ed Moore Florist 6101 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80220 303-322-7735 edmooreflorist.ws Rene’s Maison des Fleurs * 2930 E 6th Ave. Denver, CO 80206 303-733-1978 renesmaisondesfleurs.com Sophisticated Blooms 421 E. Speer Blvd. Denver, CO 80203 303-777-5023 sophisticatedblooms.com FUNERAL SERVICES Fairmount Mortuary, Cemetery & Cremation Services * 430 S. Quebec St. Denver, CO 80247-1050 866-528-4169 fairmount-mortuary.com

Colorado Trust * 1600 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203 303-837-1200 coloradotrust.org Denver City Rolfing * 6825 E. Tennessee Ave. Ste. 500 Denver, CO 80224 720-663-0731 denvercityrolfing.com

Cherry Creek Spine & Sport 400 S Colorado Blvd, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80246 720-974-0392 cherrycreekspine.com

Colorado Garden Foundation 959 S. Kipling Parkway, Suite 100 Lakewood, CO 80226 303-932-8100 coloradogardenfoundation.org Denver’s Moving Boxes * 303-223-2435 denversmovingboxes.com

Denver Public Health 777 Bannock Street Denver, CO 80204 303-436-6000 denverhealth.org

Little Bit Cleaning, LLC * PO Box 370155 Denver, CO 80237 720-515-0129 littlebitcleaning.com

Family Centered Medicine 2121 S. Onedia St. Ste 248 Denver, CO 80224 303-504-0600 familycenteredmedicine.com

Lucas Paint 2950 W. 44th Ave Denver, 80211 303-433-6246 lucaspaint.com

D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Kaiser Permanente Medical Services 1-877-251-6090 www.kp.org Rocky Mountain Ophthalmology * 400 Indiana Street, Suite 360 Golden, CO 80401 303-384-3700 rmocolorado.com

H E A LT H S E R V I C E S APEX Family Medicine 300 South Jackson St, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80209 303-321-0222 apexfamilymedicine.com

HOME & GARDEN

Shalom Cares 14800 E. Belleview Drive Aurora, CO 80015 303-680-5000 shalomcares.org Soul Body Integration * 720-876-7465 soulbodyintegration.com Weksler Benefits * 303-475-4565 wekslerbenefits.com

Colorado AIDS Project * 2490 W. 26th Ave., Ste. A-300 Denver, CO 80211 303-837-0166 coloradoaidsproject.org

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markdesign Interior Design * 1650 Fillmore Street, Unit 607 Denver, CO 80206 303-997-8337 markdesignfirm.com Palette Painters and Gallery 5280 Designs, LLC * 1085 Lafayette St #501 Denver, CO 80218 720-495-0430 Peaceful Order Organizing * 5155 E. Eastman Ave Denver, CO 80222 303-639-6114 SolarCity Solar Power Systems * 15690 Parkerhouse Rd, Unit 4 Parker, CO 80134 888-765-2489 solarcity.com Three Horse Design, Inc. * 303-243-0728 threehorsedesign.com


TVL Creative 3824 S Gray St. Denver, CO 80235 267-234-4811 tvlcreative.com Urban Lights 1393 South Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80223 303-989-8895 urbanlightsdenver.com HOUSING & FINANCIAL SERVICES D G LCC P L AT I N U M M E M B E R Colorado Housing and Finance Authority 1981 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 303-297-CHFA (2432) chfainfo.com

INSURANCE Aflac * 9034 E. Easter Place, Suite 202 Centennial, CO 80112 303-877-0337 aflac.com Norm Belson Agency Farmers Insurance * 400 S Colorado Blvd Denver, CO 80246 303-777-4690 x 101 Susan Boynton State Farm Insurance * 5104 S Field St. Unit B Littleton, CO 80123 303-948-2905 susanboynton.com Debbie Brundage, Farmers Insurance 7390 Lowell Blvd Westminster, 80030 303-427-0355

Connect for Health Colorado 3773 Cherry Creek North Drive, Suite 1025 Denver, CO 80209 720-496-2568 connectforhealthco.com Farmers M.I.G * 680 W. 121st Ave Westminster, CO 80234 303-830-8440 Rebecca Martens, Allstate Insurance 201 Terry St. Unit 18 Longmont, CO 80503 303-774-9898 allstate.com Melissa Rippy, Allstate Insurance 220 Pavilions Place, Unit D Brighton, CO 80601 303-219-1740 allstate.com Sally Taylor Insurance Group * 7350 E Progress Pl., Suite 100 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 303-768-0000 sallytaylorinsurance.com JEWELERS Pattie Parkhurst Custom Jewelry 303-941-6434 pattieparkhurst.com LIFE COACHING & PLANNING

Tama Kieves P.O. Box 9040 Denver, CO 80209 1-800-334-8114 tamakieves.com P3 Enterprises * 510-386-8224 gayambitionblog.com Proudly Speaking Toastmaster’s Club * 303-859-0407 facebook.com/ ProudlySpeaking

Restorative Therapeutic Massage * 650 S. Clinton Street, Unit 12-C Denver, CO 80247 303-514-2518 MEDIA Colorado Public Television KBDI 2900 Welton Street Denver, 80205 303-991-5041 cpt12.org MileHighGayGuy.com * www.milehighgayguy.com

MASSAGE THERAPISTS Basil Carpenter, CMT 7104 E. 6th Ave Denver, CO 80220 303-885-6382 Human Touch Message Therapy • Jerry Shivers, CMT 1905 Sherman St., Suite 810 Denver, CO 80203 720-837-5510 Kraiger 861 Ogden Street Denver, CO 80218 303-477-9511 kraigerworks.com Michael Conti BSPsy, LMT, Message Therapist 1270 Marion Street #301 Denver, 80218 303-832-1499

AlphOmega Resources Inc. 3537 W 62nd Ave. Denver, CO 80221 303-650-0610 thomasrameywatson.com

Michael Martinez, LMT 2429 Stout Street Denver, CO 80205 303-229-9683 mm-massage.com

Cathey Stamps Coaching * 1915 S. Clarkson St. Denver, CO 80210 303-954-9322 catheystampscoaching.com

Oasis 212 Denver * 1547 Gaylord Street, 3rd Floor Denver, CO 80206 800-668-6594 oasis212denver.com

D G LCC S I LV E R M E M B E R Out Front Colorado 3535 Walnut Street Denver, CO 80210 303-477-4000 outfrontcolorado.com MORTGAGE BROKERS, LENDERS AND LOANS Colorado Mortgage Group * 391 Clarkson St Denver, CO 80218 719-330-0995 Rebecca Davidson, HomeBridge Financial Services * 2240 Clay Street, Ste. 102 Denver, CO 80211 303-434-4267 mydenverhomelender.com V.I.P. Mortgage, Inc. * 6025 S. Quebec St. Greenwood Village, CO 80111 303-695-7818 vipmtginc.com/team/ jimsmith

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MORTGAGE BROKERS, LENDERS AND LOANS ( C O N T. ) Wells Fargo Home Mortgage * 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 4760 Denver, CO 80203 303-863-5451 gregorylines.com NON PROFIT O R G A N I Z AT I O N S American Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired of Colorado * 910 16th Street Suite 1240 Denver, CO 80202 303-831-0117 acbco.org Colorado Anti-Violence Program * P.O. Box 181085 Denver, CO 80218 303-839-5204 coavp.org Consortium * 789 Sherman St., Suite 370 Denver, CO 80203 303-217-8460 coconsortium.org

LGBT Community Network * P.O. Box 3073 Greenwood Village, CO 80155 720-335-5428 lgbtcommunitynetwork.com PFLAG Denver * P.O. Box 18901 Denver, CO 80218 303-333-0286 pflagdenver.org Project Angel Heart * 4950 Washington Street Denver, CO 80216 303-830-0202 projectangelheart.org Urban Peak * 730 21st Street Denver, CO 80205 303-974-2900 urbanpeak.org PLUMBING Eco Plumbing and Boiler Company * 1270 Xanthia St Denver, CO 80220 720-435-7529 ecoplumbingandboiler.com

R E A L E S TAT E Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage * 600 Grant Street #900 Denver, CO 80203 303-320-5733 milehighdenverhomes.com David Weekley Homes 3600 S. Yosemite St., #350 Denver, CO 80237 720-838-2206 davidweekleyhomes.com Desmond Brown Real Estate Group * 710 Holly St. Denver, CO 80220 303-681-8926 dbregroup.com GreenSpot Real Estate * 1654 Grant St. Denver, CO 80203 303-394-0808 greenspotre.com Innovative Real Estate * 2460 W. 26th Ave. Denver, CO 80211 720-951-0134 / 303-877-1026 iregroup.com

PRINTING SERVICES Girl Scouts of Colorado * 400 South Broadway Denver, CO 80209 855-726-4726 girlscoutsofcolorado.org GLBT Center of Colorado * 1301 East Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80218 303-733-7743 glbtcolorado.org Jewish Family Service of Colorado * 3201 S. Tamarac Drive Denver, CO 80231 303-597-5000 jewishfamilyservice.org

Award & Sign Connection * 6801 S. Dayton St. Greenwood Village, CO 80112 303-799-8979 awardandsign.com National Teleprinting 1420 Blake St. Denver, 80202 888-741-3742 teleprinting.com

Keller Williams Advantage Realty, LLC * 350 Indiana Street Suite 300 Golden , CO, 80401 720-382-6531 alpha-cat-properties.com Mercury Alliance Mountain Properties, LLC * 303 E. 17th Ave Suite 108 Denver, CO 80203 303-832-2120 themercuryalliance.com Michael Madsen, Nostalgic Homes 3737 West 32nd Avenue Denver, CO 80211 303-726-1543 nostalgichomes.com/brokers/ michael-madsen/

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Partners in Real Estate * 10955 Westmoor Dr., Suite 400 Westminster, CO 80021 303-945-5005 Peak Properties Group * 316 E 7th Ave Denver, CO 80203 720-515-7713 rochelle.milehighhomeguide. com RE/MAX Avenues * 495 Uinta Way, Suite 100 Denver, CO 80230 303-477-1000 denveravenues.com RE/MAX Professionals Team Town and Country * 7501 Village Square Dr. Ste 106 Castle Pines, CO 80108 303-522-4811 shopcoloradorealestate.com The Swan Realtor Group at Coldwell Banker * 9088 S. Ridgeline Blvd, #200‎ Littleton, CO 80129 970-227-1997 swanrealtorgroup.com Vivi Gloriod & Associates PO Box 9659 Denver, CO 80209 303-847-1868 vivigloriod.com Your Castle Real Estate * 1776 S Jackson St #412 Denver, CO 80210 303-332-7641 annepricecolorado.com R E N TA L P R O P E R T I E S 2020 Lawrence 2020 Lawrence St. Denver, CO 80205 303-820-2020 2020lawrence.com


Alta Alameda Station 275 S. Cherokee Street Denver, 80223 1-888-836-3108 altaalamedastation.com

Little Man Ice Cream 2620 16th Street Denver CO 80211 303-455-3811 littlemanicecream.com

Cadence Union Station 1920 17th St. Denver, CO 80202 303-323-9018 cadenceunionstation.com

Los Chingones 2461 Larimer Street, Ste. 102 Denver, CO 80205 303-295-0686 loschingonesmexican.com

Lloyd’s Apartments PO Box 1409 Denver, CO 80201 303-564-2229 lloydsapartments.com

Melting Pot 2707 W. Main Street Littleton, CO 80120 303-794-5666 meltingpot.com

Leather Scent theleatherscent.com Pampered Chef * PO Box 1064 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 303-990-1378 pamperedchef.biz/ jimmyskitchen Proudly Yours Greeting Cards * 5520 N Fork Ct. Boulder, CO 80301 303-817-5055 proudlyyours.com TAT T O O S T U D I O S

R E S TA U R A N T S Benny’s 301 E. 7th Ave Denver, CO 80203 303-894-0788 bennysrestaurant.com Crave 891 14th Street #110 Denver, CO 80202 303-586-4199 cravedenver.com DJ’s Cafe 865 Lincoln St. Denver, CO 80203 303-386-3375 djscafe.biz/djs Hamburger Mary’s * 700 E 17th Ave Denver, CO 80203 303-832-1333 hamburgermarys.com Hapa Sushi 2780 E. 2nd Ave Denver, CO 80206 303-322-9554 hapasushi.com Hot Cakes Diner * 1400 E. 18th Avenue Denver, CO 80218 303-832-4351 eathotcakes.com

Parallel Seventeen 1600 East 17th Avenue Denver, CO 80218 303-399-0988 parallelseventeen.com Sugarmill 2461 Larimer Street, Ste. 101 Denver, CO 80205 303-297-3540 sugarmilldesserts.com TAG Burger Bar 1222 Madison Street Denver, CO 80206 303-736-2260 tagburgerbar.com TAG Raw Bar 1423 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202 303-996-2685 tagrawbar.com TAG Restaurant 1441 Larimer Street Denver, CO 80202 303-996-9985 tag-restaurant.com R E TA I L & G O O D S A la Carte Gifts & Baskets * 910 16th Street, Suite 312 Denver, CO 80202 303-454-8844 alacartebaskets.com

Elegant Ink, LLC * 11221 Washington St. Unit D Northglenn, CO 80233 303-324-7109 elegantink08.com

T R A N S P O R TAT I O N car2go 1580 Lincoln St. Suite 960 Denver, CO 80203 720-361-2959 denver.car2go.com

DGLCC GOLD MEMBER Denver International Airport 8500 Peña Boulevard Denver, CO 80240 303-342-2000 flydenver.com

Lux Limo * 720-635-9237 luxurylimodenver.com T RAV E L & TO U R I S M

TECHNOLOGY Computer Eyes 303-472-6414 computereyes.biz Google * 1101 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005 202-346-1314 google.com IWOWWE * 16851 E. Mansfield Cir Aurora, CO 80013 303-680-0997 barbm.iwowwe.com

GLBTQtravel * 720-985-8828 glbtqtravel.com Visit Aurora * 15151 E. Alameda Parkway Aurora, CO 80012 303-326-8696 visitaurora.com Visit Denver * 1555 California Street Denver, CO 80202 303-892-1112 visitdenver.com WINES, BEERS & SPIRITS

OpusDeorum WordPress Websites * 3421 E. 99th Way Denver, CO 80229 720-837-1088 opusdeorum.com

Uptown Wines 1936 Pennsylvania St. Denver, CO 80203 303-871-2496 uptownwines.com

Techno Rescue * 908 Salida Way Aurora, CO 80011 303-482-2207 technorescue.com

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