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For Immediate Release

Contact: Dede Frain
Babes Around Denver
Phone (303) 475-4620
Fax (303) 466-7361
Email: dedefrain@babesaroundenver.com


Denver Now Home to Largest Monthly Women's Party in the US!

Denver, CO April 15, 2008: When Colorado voters enacted Amendment 2 in 1992, which prohibited legislation protecting LGBT persons from discrimination, their actions earned Colorado a national reputation for being unfriendly toward the LGBT community. Amendment 2 was overturned in 1997 and now, just over a decade later, Denver has earned bragging rights as the site of the nation's largest monthly women's party.

First Friday at Denver's Tracks Nightclub Metro Denver's LGBT community, estimated to be as large as 250,000, had previously offered few events for women outside of the annual Pride Fest festivities. However, on March 4th of this year, a mostly lesbian crowd of 2,000 (ranging in age from 21-75) attended First Friday, a monthly women's event that began 5 years ago. Dede Frain, the founder of Babes Around Denver (BAD), organized the original First Friday as a casual happy hour for friends. The event has grown into a much-anticipated monthly party that consistently fills Tracks, Denver's largest gay nightclub. Just last week, BAD received a coveted "Best of Denver 2008" award from Westword, a popular local weekly newspaper that highlights activities in the metro area.

With Babes Around Denver, Frain created a consistently safe, welcoming, and exciting social environment for the women's community. Word spread, and as First Friday attendance skyrocketed, the event itself outgrew several venues. BAD itself has also evolved and now hosts other types of women's events, including theater nights, singles' parties, ski outings, women's business networking events and more.

In keeping with her philosophy of giving back to the community, Frain donates a portion of First Friday's proceeds to charitable organizations benefiting the LGBT community, women, and children. Open to lesbians and their gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, inter-sexed and straight friends, First Friday embodies the spirit of tolerance and excitement that characterizes Denver today.

If you'd like more information about First Friday, Babes Around Denver, or to schedule an interview with Dede Frain, please call (303) 475-4620 or send an email to dedefrain@babesaroundenver.com


Dede Frain
Babes Around Denver


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