Rainbow Planet began it's life in January 1996
when Community Directories owner Ric Turley and
Keith Bender formed the Limited Liability Company and
purchased the Community Directories.
We currently have the following products:
- Rainbow List - our printed publication for the
Rocky Mountain lesbian and gay community. This
publication was first released in September 1988 as the
Colorado Community Directory which then became the
Community Directories which then became the Rainbow List
when it was bought by Rainbow Planet.
- Rainbow Pages - our national online directory
for the lesbian and gay community.
- Rainbow Software - our software division
currently working on a database file system for producing
We currently have the following staff:
- Ric Turley - is basically responsible for
everything Keith is not responsible for. He started the
Rainbow List after a 12 year career in electronics.
Backed only with training as a television repairman, he
studied on his own to jump into the world of digital
electronics moving from Electronic Technician I to
Associate Engineer in less than a decade. In 1986, he
bowed to a growing urge to try the California lifestyle
and moved to Orange County. Without a formal education,
his ability to climb through the ranks was based on a
local reputation around Colorado and he took a job as a
Techical Support Specialist at about half of the salary
he was making in California. Looking back now, he
realizes this is where his publishing career began; he
learned to deal with the gnarliest customers with his job
and saw the tools California used to unite their lesbian
and gay community. He returned to Colorado and started
the Colorado Community Directory to network our community
and in 1990 was instrumental in making PrideFest an
enduring celebration for the lesbian and gay
- Keith Bender - is responsible for bookkeeping
and distribution of the Rainbow List. He also helps keep
Ric's spending in check and helps him make reasonable
decisions for the company.