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Little Progress Made for LGBT Equality in 2015 Legislative Session

Several pieces of legislation attempting to turn back the clock on LGBT equality also failed to pass May 7, 2015 With the Colorado legislative session ending, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community expressed disappointment that all of the bills introduced to advance equality for LGBT Coloradans were defeated in the Colorado StateRead more >>

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

April 15, 2015 Today, the Colorado Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee voted to defeat the Birth Certificate Modernization Act (House Bill 1265) — a bill that will 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 statementRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony in Support of the Healthy Colorado Kids Survey

Good morning Madam Chair and members of the board. My name is Lauren Cikara, and I am the Safe Schools Manager at One Colorado, the states leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families. I am here in support of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey and the importance of maintainingRead more >>

One Colorado Testimony in Favor of a Bill Prohibiting Conversion Therapy on Minors

Good afternoon Mr. Chair and Members of the Committee. My name is Leo Kattari and I’m the Health Policy Manager at 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 1175 – a bill that would protect youthRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on Indiana’s So-Called Fix to its Recently Passed Right-to-Discriminate Law

April 7, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of a so-called “fix” to the right-to-discriminate law recently passed in Indiana. “The recent “fix” to Indiana’s right-to-discriminate law will still allow individuals in Indiana to claim their religious beliefs give them permission to ignore any law they don’t wantRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on Colorado House Passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act

April 2, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act 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 barriers thatRead more >>

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 >>