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LGBTQ News and Events for Oct 14, 2015


Today in LGBTQ History - October 14, 1979: The first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights takes place in DC. Approximately 100,000 people marched in the largest pro-gay rights demonstration of the time. [More information]

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Congratulations to our President's Volunteer 
Service Award Recipients at Out Boulder!

Every October, Out Boulder submits our volunteer hours from our dedicated friends who have helped us in the last year for the President's Volunteer Service Award. This prestigious award recognizes the sacrifices our volunteers have made to make our Boulder County community a better place. This year, we would like to recognize the following award-winners:

Nate George - Gold Award for over 500 hours of volunteer service to Out Boulder. Without Nate, The Pridehouse and our volunteer program wouldn't be able to run. Nate has dedicated so much of his time in the last year as our Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator, the least we can do is offer him a huge THANK YOU and this Gold award for his indispensable service to Out Boulder and the LGBTQ community as a whole. Thank you Nate!!!

April Richards - Silver Award for 175+ volunteer hours completed. In the last year, April has been steadily staffing the front desk of The Pridehouse, answering questions, connecting people to resources, updating our own resources, and a myriad of other tasks that have helped ensure we can continue to support the LGBTQ community of Boulder County.

Christopher Kiley - Bronze Award for 100+ volunteer hours at Out Boulder. Chris has been involved with Out Boulder on and off for a few years, but this year came on board in our ramp up to Pride. Chris helped us secure key donations of food, drinks, goods, and financial donations with their impressive cold-calling skills.

Britt Enwall - Bronze Award for 100+ volunteer hours with Out Boulder. Britt was a member of the 13-18 year-old youth program at Out Boulder, and after aging out of the group, wanted to make sure people ages 18-25 could continue to find LGBTQ community through college, vocational schools, or working after High School. Britt's Queer Creative group uses creative writing and art to bring together young adults from around Boulder County. For more info about the 18-25 group, click here.

Donnie Herrington and Justin Jones - Bronze Award for 200+ volunteer hours leading the WIP Longmont Craft Group. Donnie and Justin have been holding the WIP [Work in Progress] arts and crafts social group in Longmont for the last year. The group has grown greatly to include all kinds of different crafts, and along the way, great friendships grew to boot. You can join WIP at the KCP Gallery on Main Street in Longmont on Thursdays from 4-7 PM. Click here for more information.

Interview with Comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer

Suzanne talked with Karen Raforth on KGNU's Outsources LGBT news radio show! 

After 25 years of groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering and brutally honest comedy. She was the first openly lesbian comedian with an HBO Special and the first openly lesbian comedian on "Late Night with David Letterman." 
Grab a ticket now, this show will sell out: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2259982

$30 General Admission | $50 VIP Front Row 

Where: 1128 Pine St. Boulder, CO
When:  Saturday, October 24th  at 7:00 PM
Carve Pumpkins with Out Boulder! 
(and Watch Hocus Pocus)

Please join us to carve donated pumpkins, watch the movie Hocus Pocus, and bond over the excitement of the Halloween holiday!

Where: Out Boulder 2132 14th St, Boulder, CO
When:  Friday, October 16th  at 5:00 PM
Out Youth Film Project 
Continues THIS SATURDAY (10/10) 

The Out Youth Film Project is up and running! Don't worry if you missed last week, but this is the LAST Saturday that is open to people who haven't signed up yet! Come hang out with us, do creative writing activities, watch film clips and learn about the project with no commitment!

In the first month we will be holding film screenings from the 1-3 PM Free Work period, so even if you'd just like to join us for these films and a discussion, you can! (Ages 13 and above)
Participants after 10/17 will need to be able to commit to attendance every Saturday from 11-1, however if this is a burden, we can find a solution to make sure everyone has the ability to participate. Free work time from 1-3 PM is always optional, but will become more necessary further on in the year. 

The Film Project is a serious commitment, but this unique class is worth it. Once everyone's films are done, we will host a premiere event open to community members to share everyone's films! (location TBD)

For more information about the Film Project, go t www.outboulder.org/youthfilm

Author Jo Becker at CU Boulder on 10/26

The Conference on World Affairs at CU-Boulder is honored to welcome Jo Becker, an award-winning journalist for the New York Times, a critically acclaimed author, a Pulitzer Prize winner and a University of Colorado graduate.

She published the book The Forcing of Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality  in 2014, covering the fight to present the case of same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

More information:

When: Monday, October 26th at 7:00 PM
Where: CHEM 140, Chemistry Building at CU Boulder
Parking available in Euclid Autopark at Euclid and Broadway   
Community Spotlight:
Transgender Identity Discussion with UU Church 10/24

a multigenerational opportunity 

Curious about gender identity, justice, and how we are all impacted?  Hoping for an intersectional understanding of linked oppressions?  Excited to learn and share in an environment appropriate for all ages? 

Join us to explore gender, inspire justice, and have fun! Facilitated by Rev. Kierstin Homblette, Unitarian Universalist  


When: Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: U
nitarian Universalist Church of Boulder 
5001 Pennsylvania Ave. Boulder, Colorado 80303


Community Calendar           

That's not all! Check out these other upcoming events in our community, click on the links below and find out more.

Weekly Events:

Pridehouse Office Hours  

The following are Out Boulder the Pridehouse's regular office hours. If you need to visit us outside of these hours please contact 

info@outboulder.org for an appointment. The Pridehouse is located at 2132 14th Street. Hope to see you soon!   


 Mon - Fri: 9 am - 4 pm


Some of the events, views and opinions expressed in the eNewsletter are solely those of their authors and/or organizations, and do not necessarily reflect an endorsement by Out Boulder. We encourage you to contact the event sponsor for more information.