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Say “thank you” to Senator Mark Udall

Although 70% of Americans support the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” many of our leaders in Congress have stood in the way of this important step toward equality. But not Colorado Senator Mark Udall. Senator Udall has been a courageous leader in the fight to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Let’s thank him forRead more >>

We want to hear your thoughts on The Weekly ONE

The Weekly ONE is our new e-mail newsletter, and we’ve launched it to improve our communications with you. You can count on The Weekly ONE every Tuesday, and in it, you’ll find important news and events as well as information about how you can get involved in our work. Of course, if an urgent issueRead more >>

Transgender Community Meeting a huge success

Last night’s Transgender Community Meeting brought together nearly 40 transgender Coloradans to talk about how One Colorado can help address the needs and priorities of the transgender community in Colorado. Lively discussion revealed both great ideas and exciting possibilities for moving forward. To start off the meeting, One Colorado Executive Director, Brad Clark, shared theRead more >>

We’re coming to a city near you

After the election, we announced our ambitious plans for 2011. Now, as we work to achieve relationship recognition, create safe schools, and improve access to health care and human services, we need your help. Join us at one of our community meetings throughout the state to get involved in the fight for a fair andRead more >>

Washington Post: Sources: Pentagon Group Finds There is Minimal Risk to Lifting Gay Ban During War

By Ed O’Keefe and Greg Jaffe Washington Post Staff Writers Thursday, November 11, 2010; 12:47 AM A Pentagon study group has concluded that the military can lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of risk to the current war efforts, according to two people familiar with aRead more >>

Immigrant and LGBT Rights Groups Applaud Alexandra Reyes and Call for Immigration Reform

The case of Alexandra Reyes shows that sometimes the system really works to protect people who come to this country seeking refuge. Ms. Reyes, a Mexican national, spent the last 10 years in this country hoping for an opportunity to become an American. It’s amazing that it took an unlikely encounter with a cab companyRead more >>

Senators renew call to repeal DADT

Lieberman, Udall, Gillibrand Urge Colleagues To Pass Defense Bill In Lame Duck WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) issued the following statement today urging the Senate to pass the National Defense Authorization Act and repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this year. “The Senate should actRead more >>

We’re moving forward

Since its inception in early 2010, One Colorado has heard the voices of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied Coloradans. More than 4,600 LGBT Coloradans completed our needs assessment survey, and over 500 people participated in statewide town hall meetings. Now with identified supporters in all 64 counties in Colorado and grassroots organizersRead more >>

Reflections on the 2010 Election

One Colorado is pleased to report many pro-equality victories this election. But they did not come easy; they were hard fought by folks from all across the state, including One Colorado staff and volunteers who made more than 6,400 phone calls and knocked on more than 3,400 doors in support of fair-minded candidates. Thanks toRead more >>

Is Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Dead?

According to reporting by The Advocate, Senators John McCain and Carl Levin are in conversations to remove the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—the discriminatory policy prohibiting openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual citizens from serving in the military—from the National Defense Authorization Bill to ensure its passage in the lame duck session at the endRead more >>