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A reprint of a joke about the effeminacy of smoking, as told from the perspective of two male "friends." The joke was printed in the the Estes Park Trail in 1922. The strong implication is that these two men are homosexual. The joke is reprinted from…

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A report from the Rocky Mountain News (reprinted by the Fort Collins Courier) on Oscar Wilde's lectures in Denver in 1882. The stop was part of a wider U.S. tour that Wilde completed and included a stop in Leadville, CO. The report includes excerpts…

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A front page story from the Houston Voice describing both the great advances made by some gay and lesbian political leaders in the 1992 election, as well as the stunning failures of lesbian and gay causes in some places like Fort Collins.

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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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An account in the Fort Collins Courier of a series of misprints in Bibles. Of note is the so-called "He" Bible in which the biblical figured of Ruth is referenced using the masculine pronoun "He." Corrected versions are called the "She" Bible. A…

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A poem that first appeared in the Christian Intelligencer, reprinted in the Fort Collins Courier in 1894. The poem recounts the lives of two fictional women who pursue different courses: one who "sought her 'rights'" and another who did not. The…

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The Fort Collins Courier remarks on the supposed gender failings of the prolific Kansas agitator, political activists, and orator, Mary Ellen Lease. Charging women with being "unsexed" by their advocacy and rhetorical acumen was not uncommon during…

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The Loveland Reporter characterizes a recent nasty campaign and election in Denver, leading to comparisons between Denver and Sodom.

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An account on changes in the news industry that included mention of newspapers coverage of sodomy. The article appeared in the Greeley Tribune on April 6, 1893; however, the story was taken from the American Press Association and likely appeared in…

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The Fort Collins Weekly Courier reports on a judge from Florida who compares the city of New York with Sodom.
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