Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Colorado OUtSpoken returns on December 20 in Prime Time

Colorado OUtSpoken returns on December 20 in Prime Time at 9 PM!!!

A New Name OUTSpoken, and some new team members.

After 19 years and a few format changes, Colorado OutSpoken is evolving again. Changing our name to "OUTSpoken" reflects a new, broader focus for the program. LGBT communities are more interconnected than ever. What happens in Massachusetts, impacts the community in Iowa, and California has an affect in Colorado. Issues like marriage equality, employment, safety, and health-care ripple from all corners of the country, and this broader scope allows us to acknowledge that in our coverage.

Our guests and contributors will continue to highlight Colorado voices, and now we can easily include those perspectives outside of Colorado in ways the viewers can't get anywhere else.

OUTSpoken begins this next step as a series of prime time specials, which allows us time to respond to the interests, ideas, and needs of the audience. This time slot demonstrates the ongoing commitment KBDI has for LGBT community voices, and is a rare step for a mainstream media outlet.

Our team retains members who have been involved from the beginning, while adding strong new voices. Nita Mosby Henry, Founder and Director of The Kaleidoscope Project, will provide regular commentary. Drew Wilson, of milehighgayguy.com, promises to bring features and interviews, and Matt Kailey, managing editor of Out Front Colorado will be part of regular panel discussions.

i hope the viewers see OUTSpoken as their broadcast, and help us create the program they want. Tune in, write in, and jump in with us.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Broadcast time for September

We have completed the work on the Special edition of Colorado OutSpoken, the DNC Wrap up. This will be a look at the Democratic National Convention that you can not get anywhere else. The COS Team is excited to bring the LGBT perspective of this historic event to our viewers. This Sunday, September 28, we will air one hour later at 11 PM due to the PBS- KBDI auction. Please mark your calendars, and adjust your DVRS so you wont miss it!

5:30 pm Antiques Roadshow
Mobile, Alabama, Part 1
6:30 pm KBDI- Channel 12 Entertainment Auction
11:00 pm Colorado Outspoken
12:00 am City Club Of Denver

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Tonight on Colorado OutSpoken

Tonight on Colorado OutSpoken, we'll be finishing up our conversation with Donna Rose, and we'll be going to the True Colors Concert at Red Rocks.

Eden Lane talks with Joan Fitz-Gerald, one of three Democratic candidate for Colorado's important Second Congressional District.

And we have a look at Colorado Gay Rodeo, the Colorado Gay Photographer's Guild, and the upcoming AIDS Walk and Run.

Of course, we have the news and a great new movie that you can go see for free!

It's all on Colorado OutSpoken -- tonight -- at 10:00 PM on KBDI Channel 12. See you then!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

PRIDE month show

PRIDE is a big event and our cameras will be there. Look for us, say hello, and then watch the episode to see yourself and everything you missed.

I am also proud to say that I begin my series on LGBT VOTE 08 with an interview with Jared Polis. He is one of three progressive candidates for US Congress in CD 2.

I also had a chance to sit down the the PRIDE Parade Grand Marshal before the parade... Donna Rose.

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Here are some outtakes from my interview with Margaret Cho on last month's Colorado OutSpoken.

Cho on Transgender Politics - Here she discusses Homophobia specifically targeted toward transgender teens

Cho on True Colors and the HRC - Margaret talks about the wonderful Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors tour and the HRC.

Cho on Joshua Klipp - Margaret recounts the fun she had working with R&B Singer/Dancer Joshua Klipp

Thanks to Tom and Stephen for working on this with me...

In case you missed it, or are outside the broadcast area, you can see the entire episode here.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Coming Up in April on Colorado OutSpoken

The April edition of Colorado OutSpoken will air on Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 PM on KBDI Channel 12.

In this show, we have Part 2 of our fascinating discussion about transgender youth coming out. Michelle Benzor-Marquez, the mother of a 15-year old male-to-female transgender child, and Dr. Elizabeth Bethea, a Boulder psychologist specializing in trans issues, are our guests. Fawn Oates leads the discussion.

The 7th Annual "Bear to Make a Difference" gala dinner and celebrity Teddy Bear auction, which is hosted by The Matthew Shepard Foundation, was just held in Denver. Our crews were there for the main event -- and also for "Comedy Night", a pre-party held at Hamburger Mary's. Eden Lane attended the party, and talked with comedian and television star Alec Mapa.

Tom Biddle sits in this month for Rick Miller to bring us the news. We have stories on potential trouble for the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act and for a federal hate crimes bill, how equal marriage affects the bottom-line of many businesses, the Pentagon's efforts to rewrite history in the case of a fallen US gay soldier, and much more.

And, of course, Professor Fawn is back with great advice on sex and relationships. This month, Professor Fawn answers questions about jumping back into the dating game too soon, exceptionally large sex organs, and transgender people letting it all hang out.

There's also a great movie -- the second production of the guy who brought us "Super Size Me". This one is called "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden". We have ten pairs of tickets to give away!

It's all brought to you by your host, Stephen Montez. You don't want to miss all this great stuff, do you?? Of course not! See you on Sunday!

Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 PM on KBDI Channel 12

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bear to Make a Difference

Last night's Matthew Sheppard's Bear to Make a Difference fundraiser was a success and so much fun. Check out my pics with Alec Mapa, Judy Shepard and John Amaechi. See the full story on Colorado OutSpoken.