COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 8, 2013 ( – Colleges often boast that they offer students more choices. Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs, lists five separate options for gender on its job applications and numerous other documents.

The listed categories are male, female, transgender, decline to answer, or “queer.”

Ironically, the term – intended to be a positive and affirming choice for the LGBT community – was discovered by a gay job-seeker.

“I couldn't believe it. I thought I was going to have a stroke,” John Kichi of Pennsylvania told the Denver Post. “If them including it on applications isn't against the law, it should be.”


Denver Fox station KDVR reported that Kichi has filed a complaint with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

The school has protested that the term “queer” is now embraced as its own separate gender identity.

Colorado College’s office of Minority and International Students – which includes an office for “LGBTQIA+” students – states that the newest sexual self-identity is “an umbrella term describing people who have a non-normative gender identity, sexual orientation, or sexual anatomy” and “includes lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, asexual people, transgender people, intersex people, etc.”

The college is located in Colorado Springs, a military town that hosts the headquarters of Focus on the Family. Barbara Wilson, the institution's director of human resources, said, “In the midst of the volume of conservatism in this city, we're almost a safe haven.”

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The use of genderqueer as a sexual identity has pushed the boundaries of the sexual revolution further. Planned Parenthood wrote on its blog that genderqueer is a term for those who consider themselves neither male nor female.

“There are genders besides boy or girl? Well, yeah,” the abortion giant wrote. “In a world where your hair, eye and skin color can be any combination of things, not to mention body height and size, plus all the different ways people construct their identities with clothes, tattoos, and hair styles, is it really that weird to think gender contains more than two options?” 


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