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Colorado Federation of College Republicans Reaffirms Support for Civil Unions

Today, the State Chairman of the Colorado Federation of College Republicans, Vincent L. Szilagyi, affirmed the group’s continued support for the Colorado Civil Union Act, introduced this year at SB-11. Szilagyi said: “Supporting civil unions is about limited government, personal choice, and supporting the principles of liberty and justice for all Coloradoans. I am proudRead more >>

Study Examines Campus Climate at Colorado Colleges and Universities

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Associate I moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), not only for the academics and mountains, but also because of something many universities I considered didn’t have—a strong LGBT community. On campus and around Boulder, I found the resources I needed to feel supported andRead more >>

Rep. Gerou is the first Republican co-sponsor of civil unions

Republican Representative Cheri Gerou has signed on as a co-sponsor of the Colorado Civil Union Act. She is the first Republican in Colorado to sponsor the bill, which was introduced on January 9 for the third legislative session in a row. Join us in thanking Rep. Gerou for her courage and leadership. Click here toRead more >>

Our 2013 Legislative Agenda

Last fall, we campaigned and won a pro-equality majority in the Colorado legislature. And now it’s time to make 2013 the year we make equality a reality in our state. For our 2013 legislative agenda, we’re committed to advancing critical legislation that would support and protect our communities and families: Civil unions would provide committedRead more >>

One Colorado Responds to Governor’s Announcement to Expand Medicaid

This morning, Governor John Hickenlooper announced his plan to expand Medicaid coverage for adults as part of the state’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and State Senator Irene Aguilar will sponsor the legislation. In response, One Colorado Executive Director Brad Clark released the following statement: “We are pleased Colorado isRead more >>

One Colorado Statement Responding to SCOTUS Decisions to Consider DOMA and Prop 8

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its intention to consider cases challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the law that bans the federal government from recognizing the marriages of same-sex couples, and Proposition 8, California’s constitutional ban on marriage for same-sex couples. In response, Brad Clark, ExecutiveRead more >>

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 >>