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Meet One Colorado’s Organizing Team!

As we continue to gain steam in our fight for full equality in Colorado, One Colorado has also been rapidly growing and expanding our organizational capacity all across the state! Today, we are thrilled to be able to say we have field organizers on the ground in every corner of Colorado — from Denver toRead more >>

One Colorado Announces 2014 Ally Awards Winners, People’s Choice Award Nominees

One Colorado Announces 2014 Ally Awards Winners, People’s Choice Award Nominees One Colorado Education Fund – the leading statewide advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families – announced the winners of the 2014 Ally Awards as well as the nominees for the very first People’s Choice Award, a new honor beingRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement on Gov. Hickenlooper Standing up for Gay and Lesbian Coloradans and Urging Attorney General Suthers Not to Stand in the Way of Marriage Equality

Friday, July 11, 2014 For Immediate Release One Colorado Issues Statement on Gov. Hickenlooper Standing up for Gay and Lesbian Coloradans and Urging Attorney General Suthers Not to Stand in the Way of Marriage Equality DENVER — Late yesterday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper reiterated his strong support for extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbianRead more >>

Trailblazer, Mentor, Friend: Remembering Matt Kailey

Trailblazer, Mentor, Friend: Remembering Matt Kailey By: Kate Bowman Kate Bowman is a member of One Colorado’s board of directors. She served as a board member and officer of the Gender Identity Center of Colorado and is a dedicated leader of the transgender community here in the Centennial State. Last month, Colorado’s LGBT community lost one ofRead more >>

One Colorado Announces New Health Policy Manager Leo Kattari

When One Colorado first became an organization in 2010, we asked thousands of LGBT Coloradans to tell us what issues mattered most to them – and one of their biggest concerns was being able to access affordable, quality health care that meets their needs and the needs of their families. The stories our community sharedRead more >>

Veterans Stand Up for Marriage Equality in New Ad from Why Marriage Matters Colorado

In its ongoing work to demonstrate that the broad majority of Coloradans support the freedom to marry, Why Marriage Matters Colorado – led by One Colorado, ACLU of Colorado, and Freedom to Marry – released a 30-second television spot featuring a group of local veterans standing up for their gay comrade in arms. The ad,Read more >>

Introducing One Colorado’s New Development Director: Willie Recht

We’re pleased to announce Willie Recht as the new Development Director of One Colorado! Willie comes to our organization with an incredible breadth of experience. Most recently, Willie served as Manager of Donor Relations & Women’s Philanthropy for JEWISHColorado (formerly the Allied Jewish Federation). While there, he worked with top professional and lay leadership to growRead more >>

Colorado Clergy and Faith Leaders from across the State Announce Their Support for the Freedom to Marry

April 16, 2014 Why Marriage Matters Colorado, the broad coalition working to secure the freedom to marry for all committed couples, today announced that a coalition of 215 clergy and faith leaders in Colorado support marriage equality. The announcement comes in between two weeks of oral arguments for the Utah and Oklahoma marriage cases beforeRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement on Rep. Mike Coffman Announcing His Support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 DENVER — Today, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) announced his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation that would provide basic protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In response to this announcement, One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement: “Protecting against discrimination inRead more >>

Study finds extending the freedom to marry to all Coloradans will boost local and state economy

April 3, 2014 A new economic study released by the UCLA’s Williams Institute shows that extending marriage to gay and lesbian couples in Colorado would generate $50 million in spending to the state economy and an additional $3.7 million in state and local tax revenue. Looking at 2010 U.S. Census data on the number of gay andRead more >>