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One Colorado Supports Young Adult LGBT Immigrants

Thousands of undocumented young adults who came to the US as children are now eligible to apply for work permits under a new process that will grant them deferred action status, allowing these young adults to work in the US without the risk of deportation. This enormous step forward for undocumented immigrants could not haveRead more >>

Representative B.J. Nikkel: Honored Guest at the Ally Awards

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Intern This past May, the courage of one person brought the civil unions bill the furthest it has ever been. That person was Representative B.J. Nikkel. The Republican Representative from Loveland had a change of heart from last year when she voted no on the civil unions bill in the HouseRead more >>

US Department of Health and Human Services Protects Transgender People

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Intern In another victory for the transgender community, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) clarified yesterday that the provisions in the Affordable Care Act prohibiting sex discrimination in health care include discrimination on the basis of gender identity. This announcement follows the April ruling from the Equal EmploymentRead more >>

Personhood is back – pledge to vote NO – again

A “Personhood” Amendment will be on Colorado’s ballot this November. Yes, again. The proponents needed to collect just over 86,000 valid signatures to get on November’s ballot. We don’t know how many of their 112,121 signatures are legitimate. But, based on previous campaigns, they will likely qualify. The proponents of the “Personhood” Amendment won’t giveRead more >>

Colorado Love Knows No Borders Tour

Our team of LGBT immigrants is in town to share their stories with you! One Colorado and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition invite you to a dialogue on the intersection of LGBT identity and immigration. Join us to hear stories about coming out, living openly, and fighting for our families. Join us to talk aboutRead more >>

Needed: Your Stories

In recent years, One Colorado has supported legislation that would provide critical updates to the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act. These updates would give equal footing to all Colorado employees who face discrimination or harassment in the workplace. Although the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people — and all Coloradans — atRead more >>

Welcome Lia & Corey!

All of us are thrilled to welcome two new team members to One Colorado! Lia Sperandeo will serve as our Denver Field Organizer, and Corey Wiggins will serve as our Safe Schools Coordinator. We’re so excited to have them join our team and get to know our amazing supporters across the state. Lia came toRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision on the Affordable Care Act, upholding the Obama Administration’s health care reform law. In response to this decision, Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado—a statewide organization dedicated to securing and protecting equality and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Coloradans and their families—has issued theRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on AZ-1070

Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Arizona v. United States. In a 5-3 vote, the nation’s highest court blocked most provisions of Arizona’s controversial policing law but upheld the “show-me-your-papers” provision that concerns immigrant rights supporters. In response to this decision, Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado—a statewide organizationRead more >>

Mark Your Calendars for The Second Annual Ally Awards

Mark your calendars for the event of the summer: The Ally Awards! Please join One Colorado Education Fund at the 2nd Annual Ally Awards — and help us celebrate the many allies who work across our state to enhance the lives of LGBT Coloradans and our families. Early bird tickets are now available for ourRead more >>