Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin

50 States: Colorado

"50 States: Colorado" is a live-simulcast multi-city toast to the life of Charles “Frenchy” Vosbaugh, a little-known transgender man who lived in the small mining town of Trinidad, Colorado in the early 1880s. Five transgender or gender-queer performers/writers will host simultaneous potlucks in Houston and four other cities across the country that will culminate in a toast to this unsung pioneer. The events will be simulcast to Trinidad where Vaughan and Margolin together with local community members will offer the final toast to “Frenchy” in a fleeting but raucous assertion that the road to LGBTQ+ progress was paved by ordinary people of extraordinary bravery.

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50 States: Colorado | Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin | Round 8 (2016) | The Idea Fund
50 States: Colorado | Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin | Round 8 (2016) | The Idea Fund
50 States: Colorado | Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin | Round 8 (2016) | The Idea Fund