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Evolving guidelines on immigration enforcement result in an additional five months for Sujey Pando

Abandoned as a child, abused, and mistreated, Sujey Pando made her way from Mexico to Colorado with her mother when she was a teenager. In 2006, she met and began building a life alongside Violeta, the woman she loves. The two married in Iowa in 2010. But on Friday, August 19, the couple’s future wasRead more >>

Brad & Jess Live from Madison

Brad and Jess are on the road (or in the air), coming to you from the airport in Madison, Wisconsin, to talk about conferences, caucuses, and building community and solidarity. On their way home to Denver from an LGBT leadership conference, the two talk about the fun they had in Madison connecting with other LGBTRead more >>

In a Broken Immigration System, DOMA Adds Another Level of Injustice

Bi-national lesbian couple waits for answer; DOMA holds their future hostage. Abandoned as a child, abused, and mistreated, a young lesbian woman made her way from Mexico to the United States and built a life alongside the woman she loves. However, Mrs. Hernandez’s future (who asks that her full name not be used) now hingesRead more >>

Brad & Jess discuss what to wear to The Ally Awards

In this week’s video, Brad and Jess talk through their worries about what to wear to The Ally Awards—and attempt to offer advice to other struggling attendees. More importantly, they discuss their favorite time of year—back to school. This year, Colorado students will return to cafeterias and locker rooms under the protection of a new,Read more >>

Join us for a screening of OUT IN THE SILENCE

Celebrate the end of summer and the start of another school year! Join One Colorado for a screening and discussion of Out in the Silence, “a stunning documentary” (Philadelphia Inquirer) about the harrowing, ultimately successful battle of a gay teen and his mother against recalcitrant school authorities when the teen is brutally attacked for comingRead more >>

Colorado Association School Boards Releases Model Anti-Bullying Policy

During the 2011 session, our legislators passed and Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that specifically protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from bullying and harassment. Colorado was the thirteenth state in the country to pass this type of inclusive safe schools legislation. As a part of this new law, school boards areRead more >>

OCEF Launches Health & Wellness Survey

On August 1, One Colorado Education Fund launched a survey to gather data regarding the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans. The survey seeks to document how LGBT people access healthcare systems throughout the state and how they’re treated when they do so. The survey follows a previous study (conductedRead more >>

Jess goes rogue, and Brad is flattered

In this week’s video, Jess explains why she’s cut all her hair off—and it’s not to imitate Brad. The two also chat about the state of LGBT health and wellness in Colorado, asking all of you to complete a survey which will help us understand the obstacles and challenges that LGBT Coloradans face when tryingRead more >>

Register Today for the LGBT People’s Caucus

Registration for the LGBT People’s Caucus is NOW OPEN, and we hope you’ll join us!  Here are all the details you need to know about the event before you register: LOCATION & SCHEDULE The LGBT People’s Caucus is happening on Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18. We’re holding the Caucus at the YMCA ofRead more >>

Brad & Jess Sit Down with Governor Hickenlooper

Tickets to The Ally Awards are almost gone! Get yours now! In this week’s video, Brad and Jess sit down with Governor Hickenlooper, one of our honorary co-chairs for The Ally Awards — our signature event honoring straight allies who advance LGBT equality in Colorado. The three talk about what it means to be anRead more >>