Moving to Denver, CO

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    Jul 07, 2015 11:18 AM GMT
    Hi guys,

    I'm an East-coast college kid landing his first job in the Mile High City. I am planning on moving to Denver within the next few months. I have a few good straight friends that live in Denver, but they are not too well informed on the gay scene. Do a lot of guys play sports ? Hopefully enjoy the outdoors? Any and all information would be helpful.

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  • OutdoorAdvent...

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    Jul 07, 2015 11:17 PM GMT
    A few years ago, there were many gay sports teams in Denver. Don't know if there still are. The city has a chapter of Frontrunners, and Gay Sierrans (of the Sierra Club), which does lots outdoors. I'd guess you already know that Capitol Hill is the gay part of town. Good luck! Colorado is awesome!
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    Jul 07, 2015 11:28 PM GMT
    In the current social climate of urban areas, attempting to be in the "gay scene" is tantamount to straight guys only wanting to be around other straight guys.

    Since you already have straight friends there who love you as you are, just join their all-inclusive teams and have fun with the sport(s) you enjoy.

    As for sex, hookups, dating, etc, that can happen on your own time, just as the straight guys do their sex, dating, hookups, etc on their own time. Well, unless you're just wanting to be on a team of really hot guys who have team orgies every so often. That would actually be kinda fun. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 08, 2015 1:15 AM GMT
    Try Westword http://www.westword.com/or Out Front.
  • daveindenver

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    Jul 08, 2015 3:56 AM GMT
    A lot of gay guys' profiles in denver say "anything outdoors "(which doesn't mean anything really) or hiking/camping (but they don't have a tent or hiking boots either..) So....I'd say join the team sport you love and keep the potential gay dating stuff separate
  • DarkWoods

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    Jul 08, 2015 8:08 AM GMT
    Don't move to Capitol Hill. Denver ranked #8 in the U.S. for bedbugs. There are infested mattresses, couches, and furniture clogging the alleys of Capitol Hill because the city recently stopped doing large item garbage pickups from once every six weeks to once every nine (or twelve?). Check apartments on bedbug registry.


    Just a heads up before you move, but you'll love it here.
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    Jul 08, 2015 11:15 AM GMT
    Thanks everyone for the advice! I appreciate your candor about the city/scene.
  • NursePractiti...

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    Jul 08, 2015 1:51 PM GMT
    Colorado rocks! Lived there for a while and never had a problem with bed bugs. Parking is awful however, so plan on public transit which is very good. Sidewalks will take you most anywhere. No one was ever home because they were all out rollerblading, biking, hiking, etc. So much to do!! Never a dull moment. The only gay bar I know that is still open is Charlie's on Colfax. Western bar, but it's a lot of fun. Also make sure to get a meal at Pete's Kitchen. Nothing good for a diet there, but the food is fantastic!
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    Jul 08, 2015 4:11 PM GMT
    There are no bed bugs in Denver. The climate is too hostile for them.
  • DarkWoods

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    Jul 08, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
    jimib saidThere are no bed bugs in Denver. The climate is too hostile for them.


    I wish that were true, but since they prefer to live indoors the climate is usually not an issue for them and they can be found anywhere their hosts choose for habitation. Their weakness is extreme heat, and they can stand temps below 0. Last year Denver was #4, this year #8, so at least there's been progress. I freaked out when an excoworker got them so I researched a lot.