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Speak Out

Speak Out: Living Beyond Oxygen

It started as a midlife crisis when I turned 50 — I began a whirlwind journey to live a life I previously was not brave enough to pursue. I was restless and I didn't know why....

Speak Out: Making it Work — a trans woman’s journey transitioning at work

I’d never planned on transitioning in the workplace. When I took my first dose of estrogen three years ago, I thought that I'd transition in college and head to the workforce as the gender I knew I always should have been. So I had mixed feelings six months ago when I was offered a summer internship while still presenting as male. ...

Speak Out: Prejudice in our own community

Prejudice exists outside the LGBTQ community and within our ranks; no sub–grouping is immune. Some gays and lesbians hold prejudices against bisexuals; some trans people are prejudiced against people who identify themselves as gender queer. All of us are vulnerable....

Speak Out: Serving those living with illness

Despite all of these changes, we’re as committed as ever to making sure that nourishing, life-saving meals are available to people living with HIV and AIDS in the Denver metro area and Colorado Springs. ...

Speak Out: Taking a stand for equality as an ally

Why do I volunteer for HRC? Not because I am gay. Not because my brother or my mother or my best friend is gay. It’s because I cannot live in a country that is supposed to be based on freedom, yet continues to demoralize and punish those who are 'different' such as our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, our family members, or maybe just a friendly stranger passing by. ...

Speak Out

Speak Out is a section created for YOU, our readers, to submit opinions or personal narratives pertinent to Colorado's LGBT community. Have something to Speak Out about? Contact Holly Hatch or Matt Pizzuti to submit a 500-600 word piece: Holly@OutFrontColorado.com Matt@OutFrontColorado.com