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1902-11-27-Greeey Times-Masquerading in Mens Clothes.jpg
The Greeley Tribune records an incident of an officer reprimanding a woman and her husband for gender impersonation while walking down the street. The woman claimed to have done the "masquerading" as a lark, but the offense was considered severe by…

Pages from CRB_19010301 copy.jpg
A critical review of the three Shakespeare plays that competed in the Annual Content in Dramatic Representation at Colorado State Normal School, now known as the University of Northern Colorado. Of note, is the critique of the portrayal of Lady…

1920, March 20-Advert-Greeley Daily Tribune--pp 3.jpg
An advertisement for a performance of Lady Windermere's Fan in 1920 by the Dramatic Club of Colorado State Teacher's College in Greeley, Colorado. Wilde's conviction for "gross indecency" in 1895 was by then long known, suggesting the choice to…

Pages 1923, May 2-The Mirror- copy 2.jpg
A visiting preacher to Colorado State Teachers College, in a sermon on "conscience" and "curiosity," discusses the "sex problems of today" of the United States and how Oscar Wilde's curiosity lead to his "horrible crime." Colorado State Teachers…

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…

1923-Nov 29-Effeminate Athletes-Raymer Enterprise-pp 6.jpg
A report from Colorado State Teacher College in Greeley, where the university's male athletes request sports writers in the state avoid referring to them by names like the "teachers" as they fear being seen as effeminate.

1909-May 5-Greeley Tribune-pp 1.jpg
A brief account of the arrest of a young man as a "degenerate" and "moral pervert." While the specifics of his crime are not detailed in the account, both terms were used to describe those accused of sodomy and similar offenses in the early 20th…

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…

May-18-1887-Greeley-Tribune-p-4 copy.jpg
An article on the boomtown of Laramie, Wyoming in 1887, highlighting the city's many opportunities, but also its failure to confront its rising moral challenges, particularly prostitution, drinking, and gambling. The metaphorical comparison to Sodom…

1904, Feb 24_What does he mean.pdf
A correspondent from Pierce, Colorado is reprinted here in the Fort Collins Weekly Courier after he warns that Fort Collins and Greeley "not even to look toward Sodom." The Fort Collins papers suggests no one knows what the correspondent is talking…
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