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Incredible momentum in the national movement for LGBT health equality

Last week was LGBT Health Awareness Week, and this year, the week brought with it incredible movement in the national struggle for LGBT health equality. First, the Center for American Progress and the National Coalition for LGBT Health released a report on what health care reform means for LGBT Americans. This report provides an overviewRead more >>

A letter from Governor Hickenlooper in support of civil unions

March 31, 2011 Brad Clark, Executive Director One Colorado 1245 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218 Dear Brad: I am sorry I cannot be with you today on the west steps of the state Capitol. Instead, my staff sent me to work on economic development on the Western Slope for a few days – perhapsRead more >>

Republicans Block Civil Unions Bill Supported by 72% of Coloradans

One Colorado Calls Republicans Out-of-Touch with Voters Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted to stop the forward progress of SB-172, the Colorado Civil Union Act, a bill that would have provided committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections, such as the ability to inherit property, to take family leave to care for aRead more >>

Jess needs your help

Thursday is a big day. The Colorado Civil Union Act will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee, and this hearing will decide whether or not the bill moves forward. Spend Thursday with us at the Capitol. We’ll start with a rally at noon followed by the hearing at 1:30 p.m. After the vote isRead more >>

How did your Senator vote today?

Today, twenty-three Senators voted in support of civil unions, including three Republican Senators. Want to know how your Senator voted? Here’s the list. YES VOTES (in favor of civil unions) Sen. Aguilar Sen. Bacon Sen. Boyd Sen. Carroll Sen. Foster Sen. Giron Sen. Guzman Sen. Heath Sen. Hodge Sen. Hudak Sen. Jahn Sen. Johnston Sen.Read more >>

Anti-Bullying Bill Clears Hurdle, One Colorado Looks Forward to Final Passage

Today, the Colorado House of Representatives approved HB-1254 on its second reading. HB-1254 seeks to reduce the frequency of bullying in public schools. If passed, the bill will clearly define bullying, create a grant program to which schools can apply in order to fund bullying prevention programs, and require each school district to adopt aRead more >>

Op-Ed: A case for civil unions

From the Loveland Reporter-Herald: My husband, John, and I were extremely happy to bring our twin sons home to their one-year-old brother. Both John’s grandparents and parents were blessed with three sons, and we were too. Gabe and Toby were identical, and for many people, it was difficult to tell them apart. It wasn’t untilRead more >>

Brad & Jess chat about civil unions, safe schools, and Brad’s terrible driving

We are in the throes of the legislative session, advocating for bills that provide critical legal protections to same-sex couples and that protect LGBT students from bullying and harassment in school. Get an update from Brad and Jess on what’s been happening, find out what’s coming next, and discover all the ways you can getRead more >>

One Colorado launches health and human services initiative

In its 2010 needs assessment, One Colorado Education Fund discovered that healthcare and health-related issues rank number three in priority of needs within the LGBT community of Colorado, falling only behind relationship recognition and safe schools. The need for friendly and competent care is a critical issue, especially for minority populations within the LGBT communityRead more >>

Colorado Association of School Boards reaffirms their commitment to creating safe schools

In November of 2010, One Colorado, the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado Association of School Executives, the American Federation of Teachers–Colorado, and the Colorado Association of School Boards released a letter calling on Governor-elect Hickenlooper and the 2011–12 General Assembly to take immediate action to stop bullying and harassment in Colorado schools. “In recent months,Read more >>