Boulder: a possible destiny for Hispanics and gays?

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    Feb 15, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    I'm a Puerto Rican considering about applying for graduate school at CU-Boulder. In the summer of 95 I visited Boulder as part of a researh program. I remember it as very liberal, ecologically friendly (for me, a geologist, that was very impressive!!!). However, at that time I was still in the closet and didn't have a chance to appreciate it as a gay man.

    Can anyone give me his insight about Boulder, nowadays, for a Hispanic that also happens to be gay?

    Thank you for taking your time.
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    Feb 15, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    I think you'll do just fine there. If all else fails there's always Denver. - cj
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    Feb 15, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    I see absolutely no reason you would not like Boulder. Boulder is not unlike DAllas, where Dallas is trying to be anything but "Texas," Boulder is trying to be anything but "Colorado."
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    Feb 16, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    chicoboricua saidI'm a Puerto Rican considering about applying for graduate school at CU-Boulder. In the summer of 95 I visited Boulder as part of a researh program. I remember it as very liberal, ecologically friendly (for me, a geologist, that was very impressive!!!). However, at that time I was still in the closet and didn't have a chance to appreciate it as a gay man.

    Can anyone give me his insight about Boulder, nowadays, for a Hispanic that also happens to be gay?

    Thank you for taking your time.


    I live in Boulder and have been here for about 4 years.. I will go ahead and say that Boulder is a very caucasian town. Minorities are few and far between. I think the University is something like 82% white. However, that is mostly based on the student population. The adult population may be a little different, but probably not too much so.

    In terms of being gay, Boulder is pretty gay friendly. It is a very liberal town.. Haven't had any issues with coming out or being myself. However, if you are looking for a gay "scene" of any sort, Boulder isn't all too great. There are no gay bars that I know of. The gay scene, from what I have seen, is pretty nonexistent. And me and a few other gay guys agree that Denver is much better for that.

    Not a lot but hope this helps...
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    Feb 16, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    actually the whole country is the future destination for all latin boys n girls.

    projected population sez in 25-30 yrs my white senior ass is gonna be the minority. somethin like 1 in 3 ppl in the usa are gonna be latinos.

    so dont matter where u go....u latin ppl sure know how to fuck like rabbits.....lolz
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    Feb 16, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    I went to CU-Boulder for grad school (93-96), moved back in 2001, but have lived in Denver since about 2003. It is very homogeneous and the "trust grunge" attitude can be trying. No gay scene whatsoever, but plenty of gay people. They are just more into rock climbing/mtn. biking/running/skiing/kayaking/etc. than bars/clubs. Which I dig, but may not be your thing.
    Boulder is also pretty expensive---If you were planning on getting a nice little bungalow close to the Flatirons (running/hiking trails out your back door...), it might be tough to swing it. When I was a grad student, the school had a deal with Chautauqua Park where grad students and visiting faculty could rent cottages in the park during the school year--you had to be out during the summer, but it was a hell of a deal. Took me two years to get in off the wait lits, though, so check it out now and see if it is still an option.
    Good luck!
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    Feb 17, 2010 2:56 AM GMT
    possibly fuck.....at least with a paper bag over his mug

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