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One Colorado’s Statement on Republicans in Colorado State Senate Vote Down a Ban on Conversion Therapy for LGBT Minors

Today, Senate leadership once again killed a bill that would protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young people by banning conversion therapy – the discredited practice that aims to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families, released the following statementRead more >>

Transgender rights added to Democratic Party of Denver Platform

Transgender Coloradans and their allies worked to add two amendments to the Democratic Party of Denver Platform during the Denver County Democratic Assembly. The amendments were accepted without comment by voice vote. The amended platform as a whole became the 2016 Democratic Party of Denver Platform. The two amendments to the Democratic Party of Denver Platform specify theRead more >>

Executive Director, Dave Montez’s, remarks on Colorado Mesa University’s Action on Former Student Athlete Revelations

Good afternoon I’m Dave Montez and I’m the executive director of One Colorado. We are the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people and our families. Our job is to ensure a fair and just Colorado for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people in every corner of this state. Today hasRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee Voting Down the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

March 21, 2016 Today, the Colorado Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee voted to defeat the Birth Certificate Modernization Act (House Bill 1185) — a bill that would bring Colorado law in line with federal policy for transgender Coloradans who want to update the gender on their birth certificate. One Colorado released the following statement from ExecutiveRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Colorado House Passage of Prohibition on Conversion Therapy

March 17, 2016 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of the Prohibition on Conversion Therapy, House Bill 1210, by the by the Colorado House of Representatives today with bipartisan support. “So-called ‘conversion therapy’ includes a range of dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing a person’s sexual orientation or suppressing a person’sRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony on Colorado House Bill 1210 – Conversion Therapy Ban

Good afternoon Madam Chair and Members of the Committee. My name is Dave Montez, and I am the Executive Director of One Colorado – the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans and our families. I’m here today in support of House Bill 1210 – a bill that would protect youthRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Colorado House Passage of Birth Certificate Modernization Act

One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act, House Bill 1185, by the Colorado House of Representatives. “Every transgender person is someone’s son or daughter, and they deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass the Birth Certificate Modernization Act brings us closer to eliminating one of the many unfair barriersRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Senator Ulibarrí’s Decision to not Seek Reelection for a Second Term to the State Senate

February 26, 2016 Today, One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez in response to news that State Senator Jessie Ulibarrí will not seek a second term in the Colorado Legislature. “Senator Ulibarrí has been a strong champion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families during his time inRead more >>

LGBT Lobby Day Will Reach Out to Legislators

DENVER – One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families, will be having our annual LGBT Lobby Day on February 29, 2016. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., and is free and open toRead more >>

Executive Director, Dave Montez’s, Testimony on Birth Certificate Modernization Act

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Good afternoon Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee. My name is Dave Montez, and I’m the Executive Director of One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families. I’m here today in support of House Bill 1185, a bill that eliminates barriersRead more >>