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ORDINANCE_NUMBER_022_MAR-03-1998.pdf
Text of the Ordinance No. 22 passed by the Fort Collins City Council on March 3, 1998. The ordinance finds that discrimination based on sexual orientation took place in the City of Fort Collins and amends the city code to limit the discrimination and…

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A reprint of a story from the New York Native describing a pamphlet slipped under the door of the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Alliance at CSU that called for the death penalty for gays. The pamphlet was written by a pastor at the Laporte Church of…

1920, July 30-Estes Park Trail Talk--pp 9.jpg
An account in Estes Park Trail Talk describing a "cowboy dance" in Estes Park where at least some of the men dressed as women and the women dressed as men. The men were presented with onion "corsages."

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In an 1882 article in the Fort Collins Courier, the city was labeled a "modern sodom."

1890, March 13-Crimes Against Nature-FC Courier-pp 8.jpg
The Fort Collins Courier reports on the events of the local grand jury, including charging a man named James Kennelly with a "crime against nature." The details of the crime are vague, but may have included homosexual acts. If so, Kennelly may have…

1884-10-30-Male Harlots-FC Courier-pp 5.jpg
An account form the Fort Collins Courier in 1884 describing a known "lewd house" on Peterson Street in Fort Collins and a group of "male harlots" who disrupted city residents in their search for it. Based on the context of the article, the meaning of…

1882, April 17-The Daily Express-pp 2.jpg
The Fort Collins Daily Express pithily shared with its readers that, in its estimation, the city was thankful to have not hosted Oscar Wilde during his lecture tour of Colorado and the United States in 1882.

1882, March 24-FC Daily Express-pp. 4.jpg
The Fort Collins Daily Express reports on a sighting of Oscar Wilde at the Cheyenne train depot in March 1882. It is likely that Wilde was enroute by train from a lecture in Omaha, Nebraska to his first lecture stop in California in San Francisco.…

1882, April 12-Advert-Leadville Daily Herald-pp. 4.jpg
An advertisement in the Leadville Daily Herald promoting Oscar Wilde's upcoming lecture in the city at the Tabor Opera House. Wilde's U.S. tour and lecture in Leadville took place several years before he would be convicted for "gross indecency" for…

1905, Dec 14-WOW Ball-Loveland Register--pp1.jpg
An article form the Loveland Register describing the upcoming masquerade ball hosted by the "Woodmen of the World" at the Armory Hall. As per usual, men in masks would need to buy tickets while all women attendees could enter for free. However, in…
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