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One Colorado Statement on GOP Decision to Block Funding of Colorado Civil Rights Division

One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Daniel Ramos in reaction to Colorado Republicans’ decision to block funding for the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Division of Civil Rights: “It is extremely troubling that Republicans on the Joint Budget Committee chose to block funding for an office that exists to protect theRead more >>

New Legal Guide Released for Colorado LGBTQ Families

November 22, 2017 Family Equality Council and One Colorado are pleased to release a new legal guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families living in Colorado. This resource provides LGBTQ-headed families and LGBTQ adults considering forming families with detailed and accessible explanations of the current status of federal and state law, includingRead more >>

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance Across the State

There are several Transgender Day of Remembrance events happening across the state this week. We’ve included the details below (plus links!) if you’re interested in attending. Denver | Boulder | Fort Collins | Greeley | Loveland | Grand Junction | Durango | Salida | Pueblo For information about what Transgender Day of Remembrance is, click here. Denver Trans Day of Remembrance on the Auraria Campus featuring Starr Graham (hosted by the LGBTQRead more >>

Just Released: 2018 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide

From now until January 12th, 2018, Coloradans can shop for health insurance on our state’s own marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Despite the best efforts of the Trump Administration and Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Coloradans are protectedRead more >>

Colorado Community Organizations and Legislators Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

October 30, 2017 Today, community organizations across Colorado, along with current and former Colorado legislators, submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an important case going before the U.S. Supreme Court about a Lakewood-based baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple, citing his religious beliefs.Read more >>

Republican Attorney General in Colorado Defends LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in U.S. Supreme Court Case

October 25, 2017 This week Colorado Republican Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman’s office filed a brief on behalf of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of the parties in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an important case going before the U.S. Supreme Court that concerns a Denver-based baker who refused to sell aRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Releases 2016 Needs Assessment

Much has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans since One Colorado Education Fund (OCEF) was founded in 2010, including winning the freedom to marry, safer schools for LGBTQ students, increased access to healthcare, and greater protections for transgender Coloradans. Thanks to your participation in the 2016 Need Assessment Survey, we betterRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sweeping Religious Exemption Guidance

October 6, 2017 Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued sweeping guidance instructing federal agencies to provide significant leeway to staff and government contractors and grantees seeking exemptions from federal laws, rules, and regulations. This license-to-discriminate guidance comes just one day after the Department of Justice announced they would no longer protect transgender Americans from workplaceRead more >>

Joint One Colorado and Jefferson County LGBTQ+ Caucus Statement on Westminster Colorado Proclaiming Their Opposition To Conversion Therapy

September 25, 2017   Tonight, Westminster City Council issued a proclamation opposing the controversial and harmful practice of conversion therapy in Colorado. Westminster is the first city to issue such a proclamation in the state, distinguishing them as a city that respects and understands the needs of their thriving, diverse community. Brianna Titone, Secretary/Treasurer for the Jefferson County DemocratsRead more >>

National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) releases Colorado State Report of the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey

September 14, 2017 The 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS) is the largest survey examining the experiences of transgender people in the United States, with 27,715 respondents nationwide. The USTS was conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality in the summer of 2015. Of respondents in the USTS, 669 were Colorado residents. The report ofRead more >>