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Old 04-14-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Isn't Cheeseman Park a hot spot?
Yes, that's the epicenter of gay life in Denver, especially in Summer.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Yes, that's the epicenter of gay life in Denver, especially in Summer.
Woof.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:02 PM
 
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Just wondering... Is Denver a "gay-friendly" city?


I'm an older gay guy now living in Atlanta for two decades. I'd just like to make a comment about growing up in Denver.

From a gay standpoint, I do think my childhood experiences in Denver were somewhat unusual. And one fellow classmate, in the 9th grade, became an instrumental figure in the gay rights movement in the late '60s. As far as I know, he moved to San Francisco in his teens.

I grew up in a suburb of Denver, but at the age of 15 my family relocated to the Midwest. At that age, it was painfully difficult for me to relocate with my parents to a different state and region of the country. For years I attended a number of schools, but they were all in the same suburban Denver school district: the Fort Logan/Sheridan School District, although the city we lived in was technically Littleton.

Consequently over the years, I had a developed a number of friendships. I wasn't a social butterfly but I did have a number of good friends. Much to my dismay, I ended up in a high school that was radically different in a very negative sense.

As I reflect back on the latter days of elementary school, and particulary the 9th grade which was high school in this school district, the apparent percentage of gay or bisexual boys is quite astonishing. My best guess now is that approximately 15 to 20 percent of the boys were at least bisexual or gay in my 9th grade high school class.

As I ocassionally thumb through the yearbook, it's remarkable how my gaydar is now finely-tuned. "Oh, I remember him. And him. And him. And him. And him." Now the pieces of the puzzle are not so mysterious. Of course when I was a kid in the early '60s, my "gaydar" didn't exist. Zippo!

As a basis of comparison, the high school I ended up at was quite heterosexual. Quite! There were a few gay boys, but not nearly the percentages that existed at my suburban Denver high school.

If every suburban Denver high school mirrors my experiences, DENVER IS A VERY GAY-FRIENDLY CITY.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Very much so, and very conducive to gay and lesbian families. Denver has the third biggest gay pride celebration in the nation, and the largest gay population between Chicago and San Francisco.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:08 AM
 
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Very much so, and very conducive to gay and lesbian families. Denver has the third biggest gay pride celebration in the nation, and the largest gay population between Chicago and San Francisco.
*citation needed*
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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*citation needed*
Denver's Gay and Lesbian Community

According to this link, they have "heard" that Denver has the 7th largest gay population in the U.S..

Curve: An Insider Guide to Lesbian Denver (http://backup.curvemag.com/Detailed/980.html - broken link)

According to this lesbian magazine, Denver has the largest gay community between Chicago and San Francisco (I'd buy that) and Denver's PrideFest is one of the 10 largest in the U.S. and ranks number 7 in percentage of gay residents.
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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According to this lesbian magazine, Denver has the largest gay community between Chicago and San Francisco (I'd buy that) and Denver's PrideFest is one of the 10 largest in the U.S. and ranks number 7 in percentage of gay residents.
I misunderstood what Autodidact was saying with Denver being the largest gay pop between Chicago and SF. I had interpreted it as "Denver's gay population ranks between Chicago and SF," meaning less than SF, but more than Chicago.

I don't believe for a second that Denver has the third largest pride in the country. With cities like NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, etc, I just don't buy it. Top 10? Maybe, but definitely not 3rd.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Arvada
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My first post..

My daughter is gay and is moving back to Denver area to live with her girlfriend. She grew up in Orange County California came to Colorado when I moved here 8 years ago. She went to Red Rock College (that's when she went gay) and left here to find herself in California. Now she is moving back to Colorado to become an Artist and a Roller Derby player. When she was in California she visit us 3 to 4 times a year. She would come here to be in the gay parade. I find that she is more comfortable here with her sexuality than in California.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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My first post..

My daughter is gay and is moving back to Denver area to live with her girlfriend. She grew up in Orange County California came to Colorado when I moved here 8 years ago. She went to Red Rock College (that's when she went gay) and left here to find herself in California. Now she is moving back to Colorado to become an Artist and a Roller Derby player. When she was in California she visit us 3 to 4 times a year. She would come here to be in the gay parade. I find that she is more comfortable here with her sexuality than in California.
"Went gay" lol! People don't just up and decide to turn gay.

I moved here from Orange County and yes, Denver is a much more open place for gay people to live.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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(that's when she went gay) and left here to find herself in California.
Weird. I went gay the first time I slept with another dude.
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