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One Colorado Mourns the Loss of Local Hero Dennis Dougherty

February 14, 2014 One Colorado Executive Director Dave Montez released the following statement tonight on the passing of local hero and LGBT community leader Dennis Dougherty: “Tonight, our community mourns the loss of a local icon and personal hero to so many of us. Dennis Dougherty’s passion for fairness and justice was surpassed only byRead more >>

This Valentine’s Day, One Colorado is Sharing Stories of Love, Commitment, and the Need for Marriage Equality

Whether Valentine’s Day makes you feel sentimental or just plain grouchy, we think you’ll agree on one thing: the video below is pretty adorable. Sarah and Erika from Colorado Springs. Kierstin and Jenniffer from Denver. They want the same thing as everyone else: to be able to take care of their family and make aRead more >>

An Update on Marriage Equality Efforts

The following message went out from our Executive Director, Dave Montez, on Friday, January 24, 2014 in an email to our supporters: As we’ve all seen, the past several months have provided a huge boost in momentum to secure the freedom to marry all across the country. And with One Colorado working to win marriageRead more >>

Third Insurer Clarifies its Health Plans Will Cover Transgender Coloradans

One Colorado has received news that a major insurer in Colorado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is improving access to inclusive health care for transgender Coloradans. Anthem stated in recent correspondence that they have held, and continue to hold, a strong commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families.  According toRead more >>

New One Colorado Report on LGBT Health: “Becoming Visible”

As the movement to secure and protect equality for LGBT Coloradans advances, so does our understanding of how sexual orientation and gender identity and expression are part of our everyday lives. One thing we learned from our previous report on LGBT health, Invisible: The State of LGBT Health in Colorado, is that LGBT people oftenRead more >>

One Colorado Names Dave Montez as New Executive Director

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Today, One Colorado announced that Dave Montez has been named our new Executive Director. Montez, who grew up in Colorado, brings tremendous leadership and experience to the job – having served most recently as Acting President of GLAAD, a national organization that works with media and news outlets at all levelsRead more >>

Sunday, 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 the many we have lost and recommit ourselves to the ultimate goal ofRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement on Senator Evie Hudak

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 For Immediate Release DENVER — This morning, after years of public service to the people of Colorado, Senator Evie Hudak submitted her letter of resignation to the Secretary of the Colorado Senate. In response, One Colorado – the state’s leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families – releasedRead more >>

Recognizing November 20th, Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today, November 20th, One Colorado is observing the 15th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. As we come together to remember those whose lives have been lost to senseless violence against our community, we know we must also commit ourselves to making things better — for the one in five transgender Americans who report being refusedRead more >>

One Colorado Responds to Denial of Transgender Woman’s Preventive Care Due to Guidance from CDC

October 18, 2013 Captain Jacqueline Miller, MD Medical Director, National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333 Dear Dr. Miller: As the largest advocacy organization for Colorado’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, we are concerned with a recent case of an uninsuredRead more >>