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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…

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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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…

1930, Apr 4-Dead poet-Greeley Daily Tribune--p 4.jpg
This poem, written by Lord Alfred Douglas, a young man who had a torrid homosexual relationship with Wilde and eventually was the key witness in his arrest and incarceration for "gross indecency" in 1895, appears in full, without comment in the…

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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…

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A report of a fundraiser put on by the Junior Class in Raymer, known as the "womanless wedding." It consisted of male figures of the community dressing in woman's clothes for entertainment. Several woman who performed the music also dressed in male…

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…

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…

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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…

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An article reprinted in the Raymer Enterprise in 1918 celebrating Labor Day. The article reviews a history of the holiday, including the horrible conditions men and women worked in prior to new labor laws. In particular, the article describes how…
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