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What we’re thankful for

2015 has brought many victories to be thankful for. This year, we’re thankful that committed couples across our country finally have the freedom to marry, that three harmful religious exemption laws were defeated at the Colorado legislature, that hundreds of Colorado’s LGBT students came together to learn from each other, and that transgender Coloradans continueRead more >>

One Colorado Releases 2016 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide

November 23, 2015 It’s important to know that from now until January 31st, 2016, 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 ourRead more >>

Transgender Day of Remembrance Across the State

There are several Transgender Day of Remembrance events happening across the state this week. We’ve included the details below (plus links!) if you’re interested in attending. For information about what Transgender Day of Remembrance is, scroll to the bottom of this post. Durango Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil and Potluck When: Saturday, November 21st at 6:00pmRead more >>

Why Wearing Purple on Spirit Day is Important

This Thursday, October 15th, the Denver City and County Building will be lit up in purple for Spirit Day – a day to take a stand against bullying and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. All students – including LGBT students – in Colorado should feel safe, welcome, and empoweredRead more >>

Montez: Colorado can’t afford a vacancy on our overworked federal court

“The federal courts play a pivotal role, and often serve as a last resort, in protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans, which we saw this year when the freedom to marry was afforded to same-sex couples across the country. When courts are backlogged, it causes real harm to citizens — including LGBT citizens —Read more >>

Go purple on October 15, 2015 for #SpiritDay

On October 15, 2015, thousands of people across the country will wear purple to take a stand against bullying — and in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer young people. We are encouraging all Coloradans to wear purple and participate in Spirit Day with One Colorado and GLAAD. Take the Spirit Day PledgeRead more >>

Executive Director, Dave Montez’s, Remarks at the One Colorado Ally Awards

August 22, 2015 Welcome to the 2015 Ally Awards. We certainly have a lot to celebrate tonight! This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Ally Awards AND the 5th anniversary of One Colorado. Tonight we were supposed to honor someone who has done so much to change the political landscape and whose decades of dedication helpedRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Remarks Made by Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt Calling for Gay Boy Scout Leaders to be Drowned

July 29, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez in response to nationally-publicized comments made by Colorado Spring Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt calling on the Boy Scouts of America to drown it’s gay scoutmasters – and asked that leaders of the Colorado Republican Party, and Republican leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives, condemnRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on the Introduction of the Equality Act in Congress

One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the introduction of the Equality Act in Congress today.   “We applaud the introduction of the Equality Act. When it comes to earning a living, having a place to live, or being served by a business or government office, lesbian, gay, bisexual, andRead more >>

One Colorado Celebrates Historic Marriage Equality Decision

June 26, 2015 One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez after the U.S. Supreme Court decided today that all couples in the United States deserve to share in the joys of marriage: “Today’s historic Supreme Court ruling means same-sex couples will soon have the freedom to marry and equal respect forRead more >>