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In Important Victory for LGBT Community, Kaiser Permanente Announces It Will Remove Transgender Health Exclusions for Colorado Plans

As new and improved coverage options become available through the implementation of health care reform, leading statewide LGBT advocacy group One Colorado is proud to announce that two insurers in Colorado will now be covering services for all Coloradans – including our transgender community. Kaiser Permanente publicly announced today that it will cover services forRead more >>

One Colorado to Be Honored for Health Care Work at Nation’s Leading LGBT Health Professionals Conference in Denver

From September 18-21, 2013, the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) is hosting its 31st Annual Conference at The Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver. As part of the conference, GLMA is honoring various leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community for their health care work – including One Colorado. One Colorado will receive theRead more >>

Colorado Health Plan Steps Forward on Health Coverage Equality

For too long, transgender Coloradans have been denied health care services they need based on their gender identity. At One Colorado we believe that no one should be denied care on account of who they are. As a small employer in Colorado, we have long looked for an insurance plan that covers the health careRead more >>

One Colorado Announces Members of Strategic Assessment Group to Provide Guidance on Pathway to Marriage

As we lay the groundwork to secure the freedom to marry here in Colorado, One Colorado has assembled a temporary Strategic Assessment Group that will provide guidance and strategic feedback to One Colorado’s Board of Directors and the entire LGBT community regarding the pathway to marriage. Looking at other states that have fought for marriageRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Announces Winners, Honorary Co-Chairs of 2013 Ally Awards

One Colorado Education Fund has announced the winners and honorary co-chairs of the third annual Ally Awards, an event drawing more than 400 attendees and celebrating the many straight allies who have worked to advance equality for the LGBT community here in Colorado. The following state and local leaders will serve as honorary co-chairs ofRead more >>

Following Supreme Court Decisions on DOMA and Prop 8, One Colorado Launches Conversation on Path Forward to Marriage Equality in Colorado

On June 26, with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on Proposition 8 and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, our nation took a huge step forward as the Court restored the freedom to marry in California and affirmed that all loving, committed couples who marry deserve equal legal respect and treatment. But with a banRead more >>

One Colorado, CCHI Encourage Kaiser Permanente to Follow Through on Commitment to Transgender Health Care

By One Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative Late last week, one of Colorado’s leading insurers, Kaiser Permanente, committed publicly to work with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission to lead an important discussion on transgender health. While Kaiser is one of Colorado’s non-profit insurers and has been a leader in providing culturally competent health careRead more >>

As One Colorado Releases New Videos on LGBT Health Barriers, Two Community Members Share Their Stories

By Leo Kattari, Transgender Coloradan In April, the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI) came out with a bulletin which states that health insurance plans cannot discriminate based on sexual orientation – which in Colorado is defined as heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or transgender status.  This means insurers must provide transgender Coloradans coverage for services generally providedRead more >>

Key Legal Protections Finally Afforded to Thousands of Couples Across Colorado

Couples in Denver and Boulder were the first in the state to be issued licenses as Colorado’s civil unions law went into effect at midnight on May 1. As the Denver and Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Offices issued licenses into the morning, more than 100 couples were welcomed into the Webb Building in downtownRead more >>

Spanish-Language Resources for Civil Unions

With civil unions beginning just next week, thousands of couples across Colorado are preparing to take advantage of these important legal protections. To help guide couples through the process and ensure they have all the information they need, we have launched a Spanish-language version of our online civil unions resource. This resource includes all ofRead more >>