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2009 Markey Statement - Partial 2.pdf
The text of a speech from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Congresswoman Betsy Markey (D-Colorado) in support of national hate crimes legislation. Markey represented Fort Collins and other parts of northern and eastern Colorado from…

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…

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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…

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…

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 19-FC Daily Express--pp2.jpg
A brief newspaper account in the Fort Collins Daily Express describing the Denver editor and activist, Caroline Nichols Churchill, as an "esthetic." The story appears during Oscar Wilde's visit to the State of Colorado in 1882.

1882, March 23-Courier Condensations-Fort Collins Courier-p 5.jpg
The Fort Collins Courier notes that Wilde had begun "transplanting" his "sun-flower and lily theory" to the West coast. While this sounds like a horticultural act, it is actually metaphorical. Both "sun-flower" and "lily" here are references to…

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.

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A series of photographs of the NoCo LGBTQ+ Pride March in 2021. The march began at Old Town Square in Fort Collins. The event took place at 5:30pm on July 16, 2021. Several hundred people participated in the march.
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