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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…

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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…

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A newspaper column on a phenomenon called the "bachelor maid." The newspaper seems to liken "the bachelor maid" to a female version of the "sissy man." In the language of the era, this may have been a way of indicating a new performance of modern…

RESOLUTION_NUMBER_080_MAY-05-1998.pdf
A resolution by the City Council adopting the ballot title and submission clause for a referendum on Ordinance No. 22, which banned discrimination in Fort Collins on the basis of sexual orientation. A special municipal election was held on the…

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 sketched portrait of Grace Espy Patton, whom some believe was the first LGBTQ+ student and faculty member of what is today Colorado State University. The drawing appeared across the nation as part of a syndicated newspaper story on Patton and other…

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A Proclamation from the City of Fort Collins, recognizing the Gay & Lesbian Funds for Colorado for 10 years of the commitment to the people of Fort Collins.

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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…

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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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Photograph of the Fort Collins Gay and Lesbian Alliance marching in the 1983 Colorado Gay and Lesbian Pride March in Denver, Colorado. The march took place on Sunday, June 26, 1983. The march started from Cheesman Park and moved down east Colfax,…
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