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Nic Garcia

Year in review: The top 10 news stories that made 2012

Beyond a historic election that effectively guarantees civil union legislation becoming law in 2013, this year will be remembered for advancements in protections for trans people, gay and lesbian employees in Pueblo, a continued legacy for multiple LGBT organizations and a new chapter for this very publication you hold in your hands....

Tupperware queen Dixie Longate stays fresh

Longate sells her mantra, “You matter,” with as much gusto as she sells her kitchen storage solutions. And if her sales of “fine quality plastic crap,” are any indication of her success as an inspiration, just look at the numbers: Last year she sold more than $200,000 in Tupperware at her parties across the U.S., on cruise ships – and, for the first time, London....

The ‘new normal’ is boring

So here we are, four seasons of Modern Family later, and Ryan Murphy has declared there is a new normal in America and their names are – oh wait, I can’t remember their names....

First presidential debate was judged on performance, not issues

Romney, by most accounts, emerged the winner at the Oct. 3 debate, hosted by the University of Denver, not because his policies are sure to reset the economy or because his zingers appeared to resonate more with voters, but because the former governor of Massachusetts appeared to control the debate by shutting down the president and moderator more often, and keeping up the attack on the Democratic incumbent....
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Nic Garcia

Out Front contributor Nic Garcia is a lifelong journalist and works for Colorado education policy news organization EdNewsColorado. He was an Out Front managing editor, associate publisher and executive editor from 2011 to 2013.