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Rocky Mountaineers 1.jpg
A photograph of a pinback button for the Rocky Mountaineers Motocycle Club (RMMC), a gay motorcycle club based in Denver, Colorado. The club was founded in 1968 in Denver primarily to promote motorcycling in the Denver gay community; however, the…

1998, Nov 24-Shepard-Advocate cover.jpg
An image of the cover of The Advocate magazine on November 24, 1998 featuring the death of Matthew Shepard. Shepard was a 21-year-old college student at the University of Wyoming and regular visitor to LGBTQ+ establishments in Fort Collins. He was…

1959-Sept 4-7-Mattachine Convention Program-Denver.pdf
These images show the full convention program for the Denver meeting of the Mattachine Society. Mattachine was a homophile organization founded in the 1950s, eventually starting a Denver chapter in 1957. In 1959, the Denver chapter hosted the 6th…

1993-CO Goes Straight to Hell.jpg
An image of the cover of The Advocate magazine from February 23, 1993 featuring the cover story "Colorado Goes Straight to Hell." The articles accompanying the cover detail the aftermath of Amendment 2 in the state, including a significant uptick in…

2009-Ad-Angie Zapata was our Sister.jpg
An advertisement featuring the family of Angie Zapata, a young transgender woman of color who was murdered in Greeley, Colorado in July 2008. The advertisement sought to draw attention to Angie's memory and her murder prior to the trial of her…

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The first annual "revive your pride" event held in City Park, Fort Collins in 2021. The "revive" mantra refers both to returning the festivities to City Park--the traditional venue of early Pride events in the city--and a return to pride celebrations…

1992-pinktrianglepin.jpg
A photograph of a pin protesting the passage of Amendment 2 in Colorado in 1992. The pin draws direct connections between the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s and the treatment of lesbian, gay, and…

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A 30-minute segment from Rocky Mountain PBS on the Colorado LGBTQ experience. This video is not held by the Queer Memory Project. You can LINK HERE to the YouTube video or go to https://youtu.be/V1RrBtngh8s

1914, Jan 23-Master passions-FC Weekly Courier-pp 4.jpg
According to this news story, Oscar Wilde's poem "The Doer of Good" featured prominently in a new sermon at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Collins in 1914. The sermon was given by Rev. W.A. Phillips. The poem grapples with the complexities of…

1926, Oct 7-Cap Advert-FC Express Courier-pp 8.jpg
This 1926 advertisement for hats is from Taylor Clothing & Co in Fort Collins. The advertisement explicitly uses the name of Oscar Wilde to draw in customers. The hat depicted in the advertisement appears to be a type not unlike those worn by men…
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