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Transgender Awareness Month Wrap-Up

The stage was set for an eventful month for the transgender community when Vice President Joe Biden stated that transgender rights are “the civil rights issue of our time” during a visit to a Florida field office on October 30. In recent years, November has come to be known as Transgender Awareness Month, and allRead more >>

2012 a Historic Year for Bisexual and Transgender People in Politics

There’s no doubt about it–this November we witnessed many monumental victories for the LGBT community. Nationally, we celebrated when Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) became the first out senator, and when Mark Takano of Riverside, California, became the first openly LGBT person of color in Congress. There were also several victories among bisexual and transgender candidates.Read more >>

You’re Invited to a Conference Call with US Senator Michael Bennet on LGBT Elders

There are over 1.5 million LGBT elders in the US, and all too often, many find themselves going back into the closet for fear of discrimination from caretakers and service providers. Fortunately, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) is working on a solution to stop this problem with a variety of amendments to the Older Americans ActRead more >>

This Is How We Win

Nationally, it was a night of many firsts; statewide, a night of many victories — and it could not have been done without your help. This election showed us the power of volunteering and the strength we have in numbers as hundreds of LGBT and allied Coloradans came together to support pro-equality candidates and getRead more >>

What A Night

Strong pro-equality majorities in the Colorado House and Senate — including 8 openly LGBT lawmakers who will represent our community. The re-election of a President who has advanced LGBT equality more than any other. The first openly LGBT U.S. Senator in history. Winning marriage at the ballot box in three states (and fighting off aRead more >>

2012 Colorado Pro-Equality Candidates

The 2012 legislative session showed us why electing pro-equality representatives matter. That’s why we’re proud to announce our endorsement of a bi-partisan slate of sixty-eight pro-equality candidates for the Colorado state legislature. What happened in the waning days of the last legislative session shocked us all. Not the votes — but an unprecedented abuse ofRead more >>

What It’s Like to Phone Bank

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Intern This election is historically important for LGBT rights, and the One Colorado team has been organizing several ways for people to get involved to ensure we elect the pro-equality majority we need. One of the ways that volunteers are helping out is through phone banking. Focused on building support forRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Releases Study on Support for Immigration Reform

Over the past year, One Colorado Education Fund (OCEF) and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) embarked on a joint organizing program. OCEF has focused on building support for immigration reform among LGBT people while CIRC has been garnering support for relationship recognition among immigrants and Latino/a Coloradans. One of OCEF’s first steps in thisRead more >>

New Study Shows Transgender Coloradans Face High Levels of Discrimination

According to a new analysis by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and released today by One Colorado Education Fund, transgender and gender non-conforming Coloradans face high levels of discrimination. The Findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey: Colorado Results, a breakout analysis of the monumental studyRead more >>

We’re Hiring a Health Policy Director

In collaboration with partner organizations and policy experts, One Colorado is committed to removing barriers to adequate and affordable healthcare that currently exist for LGBT Coloradans. With generous support from the Colorado Health Foundation, we are excited to announce the search for a Health Policy Director. The Health Policy Director will manage One Colorado’s LGBTRead more >>