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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 photograph of a pin protesting the passage of Amendment 2 in Colorado in 1992. The pin draws direct connections between the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazi regime during the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s and the treatment of lesbian, gay, and…

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A 30-minute segment from Rocky Mountain PBS on the Colorado LGBTQ experience. This video is not held by the Queer Memory Project. You can LINK HERE to the YouTube video or go to https://youtu.be/V1RrBtngh8s

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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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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…

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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…

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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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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.…

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An advertisement in the Leadville Daily Herald promoting Oscar Wilde's upcoming lecture in the city at the Tabor Opera House. Wilde's U.S. tour and lecture in Leadville took place several years before he would be convicted for "gross indecency" for…

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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.
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