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Josiah M. Hesse

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Demystifying bisexuality: Real stories of an identity many lesbians and gays still see in abstract

This newfound lesbian identity fit Bethea like a glove, and for several years she maintained a series of same-sex relationships and casual hookups. Yet even though sexual attraction toward women came easily to her, several of her hypermasculine friends in the music scene maintained that Jules Bethea was no lesbian — while at the same time, her maternal mates down at the gay bar would strongly proclaim 'yes you are!'...

Gay and green: sustainable living in the gayborhood

As the scientific community becomes more invested in green technology, Schroeppel is also hoping for cultural and social change, including around built environments and transportation – which means re-thinking certain aspects of the American Dream for a suburban family home with a white picket fence, two cars and a big green lawn....

New queer & trans yoga group in Denver

Joining forces with fellow instructor Sarah Lyons, this yoga series will meet Sunday nights at the CHUN Building, and will be geared toward not only providing a safe, social space for queer and transgender persons, but will gear its routines toward the cultural and physical implications of this sexuality. ...

Trans comedian Jordan Wieleba wins over her audience with laughs

Her jokes are timely and universally relatable. Laughs are often sparse through the first minute of her set, many suburban straights writing her off initially, assuming there’s no common ground for a joke to take root. But in no time she’s won them over, succeeding in a double duty of cracking up an audience (a task in itself) and perhaps educating some patrons who’ve only heard about transgender people through Focus On The Family pamphlets....

The Myth-maker: Josiah M. Hesse on City O’ City and Watercourse Owner, Dan Landes

When I first met Dan Landes he looked like an urban Marlboro man who just stepped out of a peyote sweat lodge. It was 2008 and I was sitting down to interview Landes about consumer ethics. As the owner of a vegan bakery and two vegetarian restaurants that seemingly banned all corporate products, I was curious to pick his brain about Fair Trade products and factory farms. I was expecting a wildly idealistic, out-of-touch madman who would grill me with his black-belt veganism. Instead I found a practical businessman who’d simply figured out how to make his eccentricities work to his advantage....

Fight for the right: Political battles over marijuana reach new level

This November, Colorado voters will decide whether cannabis rights should be expanded beyond medical patients and find a legal home with those who simply enjoy it as a recreational high. Though some in the LGBT community find Amendment 64 – which would put marijuana on a legal playing field with alcohol – to be a dishonor to those who require the plant for debilitating conditions. ...

Josiah M. Hesse

Josiah Hesse writes music, feature interviews and news coverage for Out Front Colorado.