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Queer bars offer sacred space for LGBTQ community

Jan. 26, 2023 15:24 PM EST

(RNS) — When actor Daniel Franzese visited Jerusalem in November, he looked for God in all the usual places. But it wasn’t at the Western Wall or Mount of Olives where he encountered the divine, but in a hole-in-the-wall ’80s-style gay bar that was hosting a “David and...

Colorado Gov. Polis lays out housing solutions amid crisis

Jan. 17, 2023 20:57 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis laid out a vision Tuesday to tackle the state's sky-high housing prices that includes proposals to roll back burdensome building regulations and zoning rules, open public land to affordable housing development, and support innovation such as pre-built...

Judge denies sanctions bid over leak in shooting case

Jan. 11, 2023 12:31 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A judge on Wednesday denied an attempt to punish authorities after the media obtained documents showing detailed allegations about the suspect in the Colorado gay nightclub shooting previously plotting to be “the next mass killer" in an old case that was sealed at the time. ...

Colorado Gov. Polis targets affordability in inauguration

Jan. 10, 2023 17:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis vowed to work toward housing affordability, transition the state completely to renewable energy by 2040 and tackle high crime rates in an inauguration speech delivered on the windswept steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday. Polis, a Democrat...

'RuPaul's Drag Race' cast push back against hate, threats

Jan. 06, 2023 18:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As the cast of “RuPaul's Drag Race” celebrated the new season, they credited the show's creator with popularizing drag and expressed concern about the protests and threats to the performance style at the heart of the long-running series. “RuPaul really brought...

Man gets record 20 years in prison for teen's fentanyl death

Jan. 05, 2023 19:56 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A man was sentenced Thursday to a record 20 years in prison for selling fentanyl pills that killed a Colorado teenager. Federal prosecutors say Nathaniel Corser, 23, sold two blue pills with the imprints “M” and “30” to 19-year-old Kaeden Norlander at a park...

Mass shootings compound loss felt by marginalized groups

Dec. 30, 2022 14:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Pulse was more than a safe space for Brandon Wolf and his friends. The nightclub was a haven for members of Orlando, Florida's LGBTQ community — a place to be themselves without fear. “It’s probably the first place I ever held hands with somebody I had a crush...

Colorado Springs police find snow-covered dead homeless man

Dec. 24, 2022 10:50 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officers in Colorado Springs found the dead body of a person who appeared to be homeless during this week’s winter storm, as subzero temperatures and snow descended upon the region, police said. The 42-year-old man's body was discovered outside near...

US officials: COVID, bomb cyclone won't slow Santa's travels

Dec. 24, 2022 09:20 AM EST

The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “ bomb cyclone ” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible...

US officials: COVID, bomb cyclone won't slow Santa's travels

Dec. 23, 2022 13:46 PM EST

The U.S. military agency known for tracking Santa Claus as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve doesn’t expect COVID-19 or the “ bomb cyclone ” hitting North America to affect Saint Nick’s global travels. NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is responsible...