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One Colorado Statement on Colorado House Passage of Birth Certificate Modernization Act

One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez on the passage of the Birth Certificate Modernization Act, House Bill 1185, by the Colorado House of Representatives. “Every transgender person is someone’s son or daughter, and they deserve to be treated fairly and with respect. Today’s bipartisan vote to pass the Birth Certificate Modernization Act brings us closer to eliminating one of the many unfair barriersRead more >>

One Colorado Statement on Senator Ulibarrí’s Decision to not Seek Reelection for a Second Term to the State Senate

February 26, 2016 Today, One Colorado released the following statement from Executive Director Dave Montez in response to news that State Senator Jessie Ulibarrí will not seek a second term in the Colorado Legislature. “Senator Ulibarrí has been a strong champion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families during his time inRead more >>

LGBT Lobby Day Will Reach Out to Legislators

DENVER – One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Coloradans and their families, will be having our annual LGBT Lobby Day on February 29, 2016. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St., and is free and open toRead more >>

Executive Director, Dave Montez’s, Testimony on Birth Certificate Modernization Act

Thursday, February 18, 2016 Good afternoon Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Committee. My name is Dave Montez, and I’m the Executive Director of One Colorado, the state’s leading advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families. I’m here today in support of House Bill 1185, a bill that eliminates barriersRead more >>

Join us for the 2016 CO GSA Network Leadership Summit!

The One Colorado GSA Network is hosting a number of Regional Gay-Straight Alliance Leadership Summits! Summits will be held in Northern Colorado, Denver-Metro area, and Southern Colorado. These FREE Summits are a way to bring students, advisors, and other stakeholders committed to making schools safe and inclusive for LGBTQ young people.

Our Legislative Agenda for 2016

2016 is here, and it’s poised to be a big year for equality in Colorado. It’s easy to do your part. Join us at LGBT Lobby Day on February 29th. RSVP now! For our 2016 legislative agenda, we’re committed to advancing critical legislation that will advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans andRead more >>

What we’re thankful for

2015 has brought many victories to be thankful for. This year, we’re thankful that committed couples across our country finally have the freedom to marry, that three harmful religious exemption laws were defeated at the Colorado legislature, that hundreds of Colorado’s LGBT students came together to learn from each other, and that transgender Coloradans continueRead more >>

One Colorado Releases 2016 Transgender Health Insurance Buyer’s Guide

November 23, 2015 It’s important to know that from now until January 31st, 2016, Coloradans can shop for health insurance on our state’s own marketplace, Connect for Health Colorado. Still, if you’re a transgender Coloradan, finding coverage that meets all your health care needs can be complicated. That’s why today, One Colorado is releasing ourRead more >>

2015 Transgender Day of Remembrance Across the State

November 2015 There are several Transgender Day of Remembrance events happening across the state this week. We’ve included the details below (plus links!) if you’re interested in attending. For information about what Transgender Day of Remembrance is, scroll to the bottom of this post. Durango Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil and Potluck When: Saturday, November 21stRead more >>

Why Wearing Purple on Spirit Day is Important

This Thursday, October 15th, the Denver City and County Building will be lit up in purple for Spirit Day – a day to take a stand against bullying and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students. All students – including LGBT students – in Colorado should feel safe, welcome, and empoweredRead more >>