Colorado software developer Tim Gill has made hundreds of millions of dollars during his career, and he has used that money to push for progressive policies for LGBTQ people across the United States. He rarely gives media interviews even though he is considered the most influential philanthropist for gay rights.
So when he offered to talk to The Denver Post about the 25th anniversary of the start of his influential Gill Foundation, reporter Elise Schmelzer jumped at the opportunity to ask what motivates Gill.
— Noelle Phillips, breaking news editor
Denver’s Tim Gill has donated half a billion dollars to LGBTQ equality. Now the software geek turned activist reflects on 25 years of the struggle.
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About 2,000 protesters gathered at an Aurora ICE facility on Friday night to oppose planned immigration roundups today, Kieran Nicholson reports. Some of those gathered took down an American flag and replaced it with a Mexican flag.
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On Friday, Gov. Jared Polis became was the first elected Democrat to address the Western Conservative Summit. But his visit was not without fireworks — an anti-abortion activist denounced the governor during his speech. Polis focused his address around bipartisan victories in Colorado and used lessons from the Bible to try to connect with conservatives at the gathering, Nic Garcia reports.
With the recent flurry of activity in state legislatures and concerns about the future of Roe vs. Wade, there’s a sense that a shake-up is on the way for one of the nation’s most contentious issues — and medical students in Colorado are taking note, Jessica Seaman reports.
Following an extensive report of by The Denver Post, the leadership of the Shambhala Mountain Center released a statement Wednesday apologizing for failing to appropriately address sexual misconduct and other abuse at the international Buddhist organization’s Larimer County meditation center, Carina Julig reports.
FROM LAST WEEK:
- Shambhala, the Boulder-born Buddhist organization, suppressed allegations of abuse, ex-members say
- What is Shambhala? International Tibetan Buddhist community has deep roots in Colorado
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Boulder-bred ‘king’ of Shambhala, chosen by his father to lead Buddhist community
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