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One Colorado Testimony in Favor of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

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 HB 1265, a bill that eliminates barriers for transgender Coloradans in obtainingRead more >>

Colorado Business Owners, Faith Leaders, and Community Groups Laud House Committee Defeat of Right-to-Discriminate Bills

Monday, March 9th, the State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee of the Colorado House of Representatives voted to defeat HB 1161 and 1171, two right-to-discriminate bills that would have let individuals and businesses claim their religious beliefs allow them to refuse to follow laws they don’t like – including domestic violence, public safety, and nondiscriminationRead more >>

Run Today! Lead Tomorrow! Scholarship Program

The One Colorado GSA Network is launching the Run Today! Lead Tomorrow! scholarship program for LGBTQ and allied students who are interested in running for student goverment. This program is open to all middle school, high school, and college students. Once accepted into the scholarship program, each student will complete leadership training and then receiveRead more >>

One Colorado Helps Defeat Anti-Equality House Bill that Would Repeal Protections for Transgender Coloradans

February 4, 2015 Today, One Colorado was proud to play a key role in defeating HB 1081, a bill that would have repealed protections for transgender people that currently exist under Colorado’s anti-discrimination law. Specifically, this legislation would have created an exclusion in the law that would prevent transgender Coloradans from using locker room facilities consistent withRead more >>

Just Released: One Colorado Education Fund’s 2013 Annual Report

One Colorado Education Fund’s 2013 Annual Report is now available, highlighting the progress we have made on behalf of LGBT Coloradans and their families. 2013 was a busy year for our community — from removing barriers for transgender people in accessing the health care they need and passing civil unions legislation, to continuing our work creatingRead more >>

One Colorado Releases 2015 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide

It’s important to know that from now until February 15th, 2015, Coloradans can shop for health insurance on our state’s own marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Still, if you’re a transgender Coloradan, finding coverage that meets all your health care needs can be complicated. That’s why today, One Colorado is releasing our Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’sRead more >>

Monday, December 1 is World AIDS Day

All across the state, and throughout the week of December 1, there are events taking place in observance of World AIDS Day. This occasion is an important opportunity for our community to recognize those living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as remember those we have lost and recommit ourselves to the ultimate goal of achievingRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on President Obama’s Historic Action on Immigration Reform

November 21, 2014 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on President Obama’s executive action that provides administrative relief from deportation to many of Colorado’s estimated 180,000 undocumented immigrants: “Thousands of undocumented immigrants here in Colorado – who have long been living in the shadows – will finally have relief thanks toRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Releases Groundbreaking New Report on Transgender Health

Many LGBT Coloradans encounter barriers in our health care systems, but this is especially true for Colorado’s transgender community. From negative experiences with a doctor to prohibitive costs and exclusions that specifically deny coverage for transgender people, the list goes on. Today, we released a groundbreaking new report, Transparent, that highlights the unique barriers transgender Coloradans faceRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on 2014 Election Results in Colorado

November 5, 2014 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the results of the 2014 election in Colorado: “This morning, with votes still being counted in many key races, the 2014 election has proven to be one of mixed results and mixed emotions. What we can say is that manyRead more >>