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Colorado Springs Pride
In This Issue
Gay Couple in Yearbook Dispute Speak Out
Focus on the Family
Our Own Smart Phone App
You Tube Pic of the Week
3RD FRIDAY W4W Ladies Night
Beer Bust @ The Underground
Internet Dating for the Sophisticated Soul
Next Pride Chamber "After-Hours" - April 5th
Thank You Lucky Stoller
Address The Debacle Known As Your Linen Closet
PIC of the Week - Jersey Starr
Iraqi Gay Youths Face Murderous Campaign
New Federal Rule Blocks Anti-LGBT Discrimination
Narcotics Anonymous
Ending DADT Had No Impact
Gold Rush 2012
Queer Prom 2012 - Masquerade!
Springs Nightlife
Pride Center
Install Mobile App

Colorado Springs Pride Fest

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Colorado Springs Pride Center

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Colorado Springs Pride Chamber

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Monthly Donors  

BM (Anonymous)
Bob Armintor
BS  (Anonymous)
Bubbles Night Club
Carole Mortenson
Cathy Di Maggio
CC  (Anonymous)
CD  (Anonymous)
Charles Irwin
Christi Garriott
Darlene A Garcia
Dawn R. Ouradnik
DC  (Anonymous)
Diane G. Hansen
DJ (Anonymous)
ER (Anonymous)
EX (Anonymous)
Frank  Wimberley
Franklin Mosher
GA (Anonymous)
George Powell
GO (Anonymous)
Jasen W. Cooper
JB (Anonymous)
Jeri J. Kane
Jess Reyes
JH (Anonymous)
Jim Trione
John Birkhead
Jonelle Neighbor
Keary Suska
Keith W Carter
Kelly Hamby
LD (Anonymous)
Linda Sutton 15
Lucky Stoller
Lynette Gill
MC (Anonymous)
Michael Duplan
Michael Westmoreland
Mike Barbieri
Nancy Van Roy
ND (Anonymous)
Noemi Martinez
Nora Johnson
PH (Anonymous)
RM (Anonymous)
Robin Justice-Thomas
Rod Uhrig
RU (Anonymous)
Sarah Kaster
The Script
Tom Jacobs
United Way  (Anonymous)
Valdamar Archuleta
Whitney Gonzalez

 

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Gold Partners

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1st Capital Realty
1st Capital Realty

Colorado ManREACH

Designated Driver of Colorado Springs

 Law Office of Michael J Duncan
Lay Office of Michael J Duncan

Neal The HandymanNeal the Handyman, Ltd.

Platinum Relations

Bill Mead of Wells Fargo Advisors
Bill Mead of Wells Fargo Advisors

Wellness Restoration Centers of America

World Arena & Pikes Peak Center
World Arena - Pikes Peak Center

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Silver Partners

Monthly Business
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a.W. photography

Affordable Plumbing & Heat , Inc.

CanDo Technology Solutions

Center for Depth Psychotherapy, LLC

Dragonfly Counseling

Dara Hoffman LPC, The Bohemian Sanctuary

Firstplan Home Health Care

Jack Danielsen Skincare

Lion's Pride Framing

Matthew Crawford Designs

Network Carpenter

Optique de Mel

Sanders Accounting & Financial Services

Salon Seven

Swan Law  Funeral Directors

The Muscle Shop

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Bronze Partners

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Affordable Freelance Photography
All Breed Rescue & Training
Bing Promotional Products
CranioSacral with Psychotherapy
Crystal Peak Design
Esoteritech Inc
Peak Pristine Clean LLC
Pikes Peak Lavender Film Festival
Wild Prairie Enterprises
Zeisler & Associates, PC

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COSPride.org 2012 Pride Awards

Hot Topics 

Recent Local & National News Topics That Have an Effect on the GLBT Community

Gay Couple in Yearbook Dispute Speak Out
Pride CenterCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Palmer High School Students are accusing a yearbook advisor of cutting a page because it included a photo of a lesbian couple.KRDO Newschannel 13 spoke exclusively with the couple who are at the middle of the controversy.  Charron Johnson and Courtney Williams are seniors at Palmer High School. Since the 5th grade, they have been friends. Eventually, that friendship turned to love."We became closer in middle school, and in the 8th grade we became best friend," said Williams. "I love her a lot and I feel like I wouldn't have made it this far without her. She changed my life for the better," replied Johnson. 

 

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Focus on the Family Files Colorado Ballot Initiative To Allow Anti-Gay Discrimination Based on Religious Beliefs
Pride Center  
On March 7, the Christianist Alliance Defense Fund sent a proposed ballot initative to he Colorado Legislative Council that would protect the rights of religious organizations or individuals to discriminate based on their beliefs, the Denver Post reports:

The draft language states that government may not directly or indirectly burden a person or organization by withholding benefits, assessing penalties or excluding a person or group from government programs or facilities.

...The amendment representative named is Tom Minnery (pictured), senior vice president of Focus on the Family.

Minnery...denies it's spurred by the national debate over religious freedom and conscience-based exemptions to national health care mandates, such as required coverage of birth control.

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COSPride.org News  

What's new, what's changed, all kinds of information about Colorado Springs Pride

We Now Have Our Own Smart Phone App
Pride Center 

All week long we have been testing our new smart phone app created specifically for COSPride.org and the Colorado LGBT community.

 

The Pride Network Mobile App has six main screens that allow you to instantly see a list of all LGBT Supportive Pride Chamber Business Partners, a current list of LGBT activities throughout the city, the Pride Center's live Facebook wall, COSPrideDoor about auditory.org's live Twitter feed, one touch options to call or e-mail us and then the most exciting option - our brand new Pride Card.

 

The Pride Card feature will allow anyone who downloads and installs the Pride Network Mobile App on their phone to show participating business partners that days pride card image and receive specific pride discounts. Our plan is to roll a new discount out every one to two days so the sooner you have the app installed the sooner you will be saving money.

 

Yesterday we added the first Pride Card Discount from Bubbles Nightclub (one of our Platinum Business Partners) when you show their doorman the current pride card image from your cell phone you will receive one FREE cover with one paid cover! Then today we added the Body Detox Center (one of our Silver Business Partners) when you show Kimberly the current pride card image from your cell phone you will receive A 15 minute $15.00 upgrade FREE.

 

It is incredible just how much free stuff and savings the LGBT community will enjoy from LGBT supportive businesses!

 

Android users can download the app now from Play Google and iPhone users will soon be able to download from the Apple App Store. The app is currently free but will not be for long so downloaded soon! The Name of the App is "COSPride".

 

Cannot wait to see what new discounts will be added next week!

 

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You Tube Pick Of The Week  

Special You Tube Videos Suggested By Lunch Break Readers, Donors, Staff, etc.  

3 Day NO Grindr Challenge!
3 Day NO Grindr Challenge!

 

Are You Going? 

Event Details for Colorado Springs and Nearby Cities   -    Add Your Event 

3RD FRIDAY W4W Ladies Night
Pride Center 
Tonight - Friday, March 16 2012, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Every Third Friday

$5.00 ALL YOU CAN DRINK WELL DRINKS
NO COVER UNTIL 9PM

Location : Bubbles Night Club 1110 E. Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs, Co. 80907 Phone: 719-473-0177

Contact : Cindy Moore moore.cindy30@yahoo.com 720-238-7311

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The Underground
World Arena and Pikes Peak Center
Internet Dating for the Sophisticated Soul
Pride Center "INNER"tainment with Marlene Milner will present: Internet "Dating for the Sophisticated Soul."

This will be a FREE BROWN BAG LUNCH at Cottonwood Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 21st from 11AM to 1PM. Go to Marlene's website: marlenemilner.com for more details or contact Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 520-1899.

 

Support Those Who Support Us
Any bookings for "INNER"tainment or Self-Alignment Coaching Sessions, 10% of monies taken will be donated to Colorado Springs Pride.

 

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Business Voice

Information about local Colorado Springs LGBT supportive businesses.We support them because they support us. 

Linda Sutton, M.A, Psychotherapist
Pride Center Linda Sutton, M.A. will be facilitating a support group for lesbians interested in working on relationship issues --relationships with partners, parents, children or others. 

The group will meet every other Tuesday evening from 6-7:30 P.M. at Linda's office downtown for a cost of $35 per session.  For further information, contact Linda at 632-0465.

 

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Next Pride Chamber "After-Hours" - April 5th
Pride Center   
Join us for the COSPride.org's Pride Chamber Monthly Business Mixer and Happy Hour the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:30p

 

Each event is filled with opportunities to mix and mingle, and promote your business while networking with community in a fun and casual atmosphere.  Monthly mixers are hosted by different organizations business partners.

April's Host is Swan Law Funeral Directors - YES, with Ken's Fried Chicken

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Community Voices

Opinions expressed herein are those of the author.  Lunch Break, PPGLCC and the Colorado Springs Pride Center do not necessarily subscribe to or agree with any expressed opinion.

Thank You Lucky Stoller,
Donate Now 03-16-12

Here is a special Thank You Shout Out to Lucky one of our monthly donors! Many think we are funded by grants and government contracts. With the exception of one Gill Foundation grant, everything else comes from you the individual. In fact most of our budget comes from individuals. So again, Thank you again for investing in the equality of LGBT people in Colorado Springs.

 

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52 Week-by-Week Resolutions  

Here's our list of gradual, fun and doable changes, one for each week of 2012, that may just add up to some big changes in your year-and life.(From Oprah.com

Address The Debacle Known As Your Linen Closet


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PIC Of The Week 

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Pride Center
Say Hello To Jersey Starr!!!  How Cute!

LGBT Report Card

Civil & Social Equality Progress (or not)

Iraqi Gay Youths Face Murderous Campaign
Pride Center  
Perhaps dozens of young Iraqi men and boys suspected of being gay have been murdered in recent weeks, as news reports describe some being found with their skulls crushed by cement blocks. So far the attacks appear to target young men who dress in a style known in Iraq as "emo." Iraqi officials say they are unsure what groups are behind the killing spree, but the government itself has said emo youths are a menace, and has labeled their style of dress "Satanic." "It's a clear war on sexual minorities on Iraq. They are refusing to admit it," said Ali Hili, a London-based gay Iraqi activist who claims that as many as 750 gay Iraqis have been murdered during the past six years. The New York Times , CNN

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New Federal Rule Blocks Anti-LGBT Discrimination In Public Housing
Pride Center 
New federal rules make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in determining eligibility for federally funded housing. The new regulations were announced by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, who spoke in Detroit at a White House conference on LGBT homelessness. The Washington Post

 

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Pride Center Groups
Social Groups, Support Groups, Donor Groups and so much more 

Narcotics Anonymous
 
Meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Colorado Springs Pride Center


Open & Affirming Narcotics Anonymous group.


A Colorado Springs Pride Group


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Military News
News From Local Colorado Springs and the Military
 

Ending DADT Had No Impact
Pride Center
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Majority Of U.S. Troops Say Ending DADT Had No Impact, Survey Finds

A recent poll finds that 69% of active duty military personnel say they have not been affected by the end of the ban on openly gay and lesbian troops. Just 2% of respondents said they had moved from military housing because of the end of "don't ask, don't tell." MarineCorpsTimes.com

 
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Local Organizations

News From Local Colorado Springs and Nearby City Organizations - Add Your Event 

Gold Rush 2012
Pride Center  

The Colorado Gold Rush is a national transgender conference hosted by The Gender Identity Center of Colorado. Our 2012 conference is being held at the Denver Renaissance Hotel March 22nd Thru March 24th

We are pleased to announce that The International Foundation for Gender Education "IFGE" has partnered with us to present the 14th Annual Colorado Gold Rush Conference.  

 

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Queer Prom 2012 - Masquerade!
Pride Center
Inside/Out Youth Services presents Queer Prom 2012 - Masquerade!

Friday, March 23 2012
Time: 7pm-Midnight

Cost: $5 Tickets available at the door or during Inside/Out Youth Services hours Mon. & Wed. 5:30-7pm and Fri. 5:30-7:30pm 

This event is for ages 13 to 22 - ID may be requested at the door.

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PrideFest News

PrideFest honors the culture and heritage of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Latest Vendor Signed Up For PrideFest 22
Colorado Springs Gay Chamber Snow Mountain Designs

Please welcome Snow Mountain Designs (Hand stamped custom jewelry & accessories) to the 22nd Annual Colorado Springs PrideFest. They will be in Space 18 on Saturday & Sunday July 21st and 22nd, 2012. Visit them and thank them for supporting the local LGBT community!

 

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Springs Nightlife

Everything from nightclubs, discothèques, bars, live music, concert, cabaret, small theatres, small cinemas, shows, and sometimes restaurants.

Bubbles Nightclub! Bubbles Night Club
6pm-4am!

2 Dance Floors with 2 DJ's spinning the hottest in town until 4am!
HOTT GOGO'S ALL NIGHT!

FREE SHOT OR DRINK FOR EVERYONE 21+ FROM 9PM-12MIDNIGHT!

FREE Cover before 9pm
$5 Cover for 21+ & $10 for Ages 18-20

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS HUGE, SURE TO BE FUN AND OUT OF CONTROL PARTY NIGHT..ONLY AT BUBBLES NIGHTCLUB!

Bubbles Nightclub
1110 E. FILLMORE
Colorado Springs, CO
719-473-0177

Visit Our Facebook Page Now

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Pride Partner  

The Script Bar and Grill
World Arena and Pikes Peak Center

2510 E Bijou Street
Colorado Springs CO 80909
719-473-5718

Visit our New Website www.thescriptbarandgrill.com

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Pride Partner


World Arena / Pikes Peak Center 
World Arena and Pikes Peak Center

The Thorn

When: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 7:00 PM (Doors open 6:00 PM) - World Arena

Ticket Info: Tickets on sale now!
 

In its 15th year, the show makes its way to the World Arena and has never been better; presenting the Passion story in a Cirque du Soleil-style theatrical production.

Show Times:
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1 PM
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 7 PM


Discounted prices for groups of 15+
$27.00 - Reserved Floor seats (reg. $32.00)
$27.00 - Reserved Lower Bowl (reg. $32.00)
$17.00 - Floor GA (reg. $22.00)
$17.00 - Lower Bowl GA (reg. $22.00)
$12.00 - Upper Bowl GA (reg. $17.00)

Call Whitney as Ask For Pride Center Discount 


Whitney Gonzalez
Group Sales Manager
World Arena and Pikes Peak Center
3185 Venetucci Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 477-2116  Fax (719) 477-2199
 Whitney@worldarena.com

 

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Pride Partner 

Colorado Springs Pride
2508 E Bijou Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Pride Center Walk In Hours
Monday - Friday 10AM - 5PM

 

(719) 471-4429

Info@YourPrideCenter.org 

Colorado Springs Pride - Connecting, Supporting & Empowering the LGBT Community through "The Pride Center", "PrideFest" & the GLBTA Chamber of Commerce. 

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Advertising Opportunities
Left Bar Images / Banners $10 One Time $30 Per Month
Top Bar Images / Banners $20 One Time $50 Per Month
Springs Nightlife $25 One Time $75 Per Month (FREE to GLBTA Chamber Members Silver and Above)
Classified Ads $5 One Time $20 Per Month