Denver PrideFest attendance soars in response to Orlando tragedy

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Rex Fuller, 303-951-5215, rfuller@glbtcolorado.org June 20, 2016 DENVER, CO—Organizers announced today that attendance at Denver PrideFest, the mile High City’s annual celebration of LGBT pride, was up this year in light of the tragic shootings at an Orlando gay nightclub. The annual two-day festival took place June 18 & 19 at Civic Center Park and included the Coors Light PrideFest Parade on Sunday morning. Debra Pollock, CEO of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, the non-profit organization that organizes the event, announced that approximate 380,000 people attended the festival.  The Coors Light PrideFest Parade included 147 entries. The Center estimates that there were approximately 120,000 spectators watching the parade along Colfax Avenue. Despite some early worries following the shootings at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, there were no serious public safety concerns at the festival or the parade. “Our community came out in droves to [...]

By | 2016-11-15T09:16:02+00:00 June 21st, 2016|PrideFest|Comments Off on Denver PrideFest attendance soars in response to Orlando tragedy

Grand Marshals of the 2016 Coors Light PrideFest Parade Announced

The centerpiece of Denver PrideFest, the Mile High City’s annual celebration of LGBT Pride, is the Coors Light PrideFest Parade on Sunday, June 19, stepping off from Cheesman Park at 9:30 am. The parade continues down Colfax Avenue to Civic Center Park to join the Denver PrideFest celebration. The theme for this year’s festivities is “Building Community Through Pride.” Denver PrideFest 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the GLBT Community Center of Colorado, the nonprofit organization that puts together Denver PrideFest and now serves more than 45,000 people annually with programs serving LGBT youth and seniors, the transgender community, and provides legal referrals and expertise concerning LGBT issues. The Center was founded in 1976, a time much less welcoming to the LGBT community. In the late sixties and early seventies, those who were open about their sexual orientation faced arrest, job loss and alienation from friends and family. This year, the Coors Light PrideFest Parade [...]

By | 2016-11-15T09:16:43+00:00 June 10th, 2016|PrideFest|Comments Off on Grand Marshals of the 2016 Coors Light PrideFest Parade Announced

How much will ignoring gay and transgender inclusion cost your company?

There are many reasons businesses choose to become more openly and deliberately diverse and inclusive.  While doing so simply because “it’s the right thing to do” may be admirable it doesn’t typically translate into business imperatives.  What does make good business sense is to pay attention to the high potential costs of failure to address these important issues. Some of the biggest impacts to business bottom lines due to lack of inclusion are: loss of human capital, costs of lower productivity and morale, costs of litigation and settlements, costs of loss of business from other inclusive companies, costs of loss of business from the gay and transgender community and their allies, costs of fines from regulatory agencies, and costs of losing business from customers due to loss of reputation or customers feeling unwelcome in your environment. Today we are going to focus only on brand loyalty in the gay and [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:19:29+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Legal, RANGE|Comments Off on How much will ignoring gay and transgender inclusion cost your company?

GLBT Community Center of Colorado Hosts 41st Annual Denver PrideFest June 18th and 19th in Civic Center Park

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Rex Fuller, 303-951-5215rfuller@glbtcolorado.org www.glbtcolorado.org/pridefest Download a PDF copy of this press release GLBT Community Center of Colorado Hosts 41st Annual Denver PrideFest June 18th and 19th in Civic Center Park -Festival generates $25 million in economic impact for Denver- Denver, CO—The GLBT Community Center of Colorado (“The Center”) will present Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. The celebration of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual pride will run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Expected to draw more than 325,000 people over two days, Denver Pridefest is one of the largest LGBT celebrations in the nation and generates $25 million in economic impact for the city of Denver. Denver Pridefest features 250 vendors from across the country, over 21 culinary vendors, a political rally, family activities, a [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:19:29+00:00 May 31st, 2016|PrideFest|Comments Off on GLBT Community Center of Colorado Hosts 41st Annual Denver PrideFest June 18th and 19th in Civic Center Park

PRIDE is going to the Dogs!

Dogs In Drag: A Pet Costume Contest Download a PDF copy of our Pooch Press Release The GLBT Community Center of Colorado is pleased to showcase four-legged friends in fun furry-fashion and pet couture, as Denver PRIDEFest presents: Dogs In Drag: a Pet Costume Contest Saturday, June 18th at 12:15pm Center Stage at The Greek Amphitheatre Civic Center Park, Denver Festival goers and guests are invited to bring their leashed pets to the Center Stage at the Greek Amphitheatre for a bit of fuzzy fun for the whole family! Hosted by the incomparable Shirley Delta Blow, pet owners are to dress up their dogs in their best doggie drag to compete for prizes and trophies.  In the spirit of diversity – this event is open to all pets. Please use leashes and cages appropriately. Contest Categories: Most Unique Pet Costume Funniest Pet Costume Best Owner + Pet Costume (duo) Best [...]

By | 2017-01-11T18:19:29+00:00 May 17th, 2016|PrideFest|Comments Off on PRIDE is going to the Dogs!