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Old 03-15-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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I have a number of gay friends in Fort Collins, and none of them has ever had any problems. Check out the Unitarian Church!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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I wanted to ask the same thing as my wife and i are looking to move our family some where out there..fortcollins was looking good, but i think im more confused that ever.. did you end up moving? if so, how is it there for a gay family?
Kiesha
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Old 09-28-2013, 12:19 AM
 
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I wanted to ask the same thing as my wife and i are looking to move our family some where out there..fortcollins was looking good, but i think im more confused that ever.. did you end up moving? if so, how is it there for a gay family?
Kiesha
Old thread, not sure where this fits now. Also, not sure where you are moving from to gauge your level of comfort in same sex relations.

In back ground, I moved to Denver at great expense from NYS, and my experience has been that the Colorado in general and Denver in particular, have very peculiar "tastes" on religion, politics, and other touchy subjects. Maybe some of the midwest vibe or the mountain "culture" but honestly even the very conservative parts of Colorado are pretty open to... well... whatever it is that you are doing. There is a whole bunch of positive "I don't care as long as it doesn't concern me" all around Colorado.

So as a recent citizen of Virginia, I can tell you the most left leaning part of Virginia is in some way more intolerant than the most right leaning part of Colorado.

If you're looking to enjoy life, the outdoors, your family and other awesome things you'll love all of Colorado (although my bias will shine through, come to Denver, its great). If you're coming to get your judge on and start telling others how to live their life... well, then you might not have an awesome time. Good luck!

Cheers!
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Old thread, not sure where this fits now. Also, not sure where you are moving from to gauge your level of comfort in same sex relations.

In back ground, I moved to Denver at great expense from NYS, and my experience has been that the Colorado in general and Denver in particular, have very peculiar "tastes" on religion, politics, and other touchy subjects. Maybe some of the midwest vibe or the mountain "culture" but honestly even the very conservative parts of Colorado are pretty open to... well... whatever it is that you are doing. There is a whole bunch of positive "I don't care as long as it doesn't concern me" all around Colorado.

So as a recent citizen of Virginia, I can tell you the most left leaning part of Virginia is in some way more intolerant than the most right leaning part of Colorado.

If you're looking to enjoy life, the outdoors, your family and other awesome things you'll love all of Colorado (although my bias will shine through, come to Denver, its great). If you're coming to get your judge on and start telling others how to live their life... well, then you might not have an awesome time. Good luck!

Cheers!

Ah some one who gets it in Colorado. I am a native from Colorado, I was born in raised where most would consider a very conservative area of the state, and like most people I know from Colorado, I really do not care who you are sleeping next too. As long as it is not children and you are not physically hurting anybody it is none of my business.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:00 PM
 
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I have lived in Fort Collins for the past 22 years having moved from Michigan with my same sex male partner. Fort Collins is an okay place to live as a gay couple. I would not recommend that single gay people move to Fort Collins as there is little in the way of a gay community. For a gay couple with children I would recommend moving to either Boulder or Denver. I would not move to Fort Collins with children unless I was in a heterosexual union. I would not trust that the children would be treated fairly or with respect. Good luck in your move and I hope you and your family find support wherever you do relocate.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Old Town
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I don't have time to read through all the replies, but I thought I'd add my 2 cents.

I live in Old Town which is probably one of the most progressive neighborhoods in the area. I only know of one lesbian couple in my immediate neighborhood, but as far as I know everyone accepts them just as much as they do anyone else in town. (I don't know any other gay families in the area.)

But I also attend church in Fort Collins and I hear folks who are clearly gay-a-phobic and would have a very hard time knowing how to interact with a gay couple. I'm guessing these are the folks that would end up being more passive aggressive.

It really all depends on where you end up in town. I moved here from San Francisco which has microclimates. (The Mission District could be a full 10 degrees different than another part of town just a mile away.) I'd say Fort Collins has political microclimates. And they span the spectrum.
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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This is an old post but just saw it now. How did it work our for you? What did you decide to do?
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:21 PM
 
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I have gay and lesbian friends. They are generally very happy here. Only complaint I hear from my gay friends is lack of variety in a gay nightlife w/o having to go to Denver.
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Old 02-02-2015, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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Seems to me if you are going to write off the move due to having 100 views and only 1 post, you are too thin skinned for the area. people don't comment for lots of reasons; already posted on dozens of other threads on the same topic, don't have an opinion, don't want to be first etc. Some people will read more than once. It just seems odd how quick you gave up because there wasn't enough attention shown to your post. That doesn't seem like an attitude and outlook that would do well in any independent Western state, but especially Colorado and especially Fort Collins.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:58 AM
 
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Wow! The people responding to this thread are really ignorant of what Fort Collins is like. You would be welcomed and accepted here. I know quite a few openly gay parents - and children who feel accepted and happy here. Fort Collins is knokn as a 'bedroom community' in which there is no real separate GLBT community because we are all integrated. I go to the UU church here where the ministers are both *****. One of which is a lesbian with children. My concern with your post is regardign the desire to continue a simple lifestyle: that is not possible here. Fort Collins is busy and nearly everyone who lives here is a weekend warrior - making folks too busy to really connect. I have been considering a smaller community - in fact, if you want simple and lesbian firendly, I would suggest a small town in the Four Corners area called Mancos.
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