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Bo Ortiz’ Remarks at 2016 Southern Colorado Ally Awards

I don’t know why I am here, receiving this beautiful award from all of you beautiful people, when I have been the tool used to oppress you. For seven years, I followed the law of Colorado – refused to treat you as equals – all the while I personally have enjoyed the privilege of allRead more >>

One Colorado’s Statement on U.S. Department of Education Guidance Regarding Transgender Students

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released guidance to the nation’s school districts that accept public tax dollars. The guidance affirms that discriminating against transgender students is illegal under Title IX. One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families, released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez onRead more >>

Our 2016 legislative session wrap-up

With the 2016 legislative session ending yesterday, we are disappointed that most of the bills introduced to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families were defeated in the State Senate — even though many had bipartisan support. Click here to read our wrap-up of the 2016 legislative session. Two important bills that wouldRead more >>

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 >>