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Medicaid Coverage will be HIV Coverage: Guest Commentary from Colorado AIDS Project CEO

By: Darrell Vigil, Chief Executive Officer of Colorado AIDS Project In my role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Colorado AIDS Project, I advocate every single day on behalf of HIV+ Coloradans. For this community, Colorado’s decision to move forward with expanding Medicaid is absolutely vital – because without this expansion, 3,000 HIV+ peopleRead more >>

Often Invisible: Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health

As we wrap up LGBT Health Awareness Week, we know that with the enormous challenge of responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its impact on our community, issues specific to lesbian and bisexual women’s health have often been overlooked or left behind. But it is vital to bring to light the barriers we all face, and that includesRead more >>

Division of Insurance Says Insurers Cannot Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status

Imagine being denied health care services based simply on who you are. Unfortunately, many of us know this to be the rule — and not the exception — for transgender Coloradans across the state. After months of advocacy by One Colorado and Colorado Consumer Health Initiative to address this critical issue, the Colorado Division of Insurance releasedRead more >>

Gov. Hickenlooper to Sign Civil Unions Bill Into Law on Thursday

On Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 PM, Governor John Hickenlooper will sign the Colorado Civil Union Act into law. All are welcome to attend this historic event. Colorado Civil Union Act – Bill Signing History Colorado 1200 Broadway, Denver Thursday, March 21 at 3:00 PM Reception hosted by One Colorado to follow. This victory would notRead more >>

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Bill to Include LGBT Coloradans in Health Data Collection

Governor Hickenlooper has signed HB13-1088, which broadens the data being collected on health needs of Coloradans to include sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, as well as other important factors including disability, age and income. The bill also renames the Office of Health Disparities to the Office of Health Equity. In Colorado, the rateRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Releases Guide for Working with Transgender Students

One Colorado Education Fund is proud to release “Guidance for Educators Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students.” Written in collaboration with the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), the Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), and the Colorado Education Association (CEA), this document provides practical guidance and resources to school districts, educators, and schoolRead more >>

Senator Udall Stands Up for LGBT Coloradans

Senator Mark Udall has joined several legislators in urging President Obama to use his executive powers to ensure that federal contractors are prohibited from discriminating against their LGBT employees. Here is a statement issued today highlighting Senator Udall’s commitment to LGBT Coloradans: The American Dream rests on the idea that all men and women can,Read more >>

Civil Unions Head to the Senate Floor!

Breaking news: Today the Colorado Senate Appropriations Committee approved SB-11, the Colorado Civil Union Act. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote. If passed, SB-11 will provide committed gay and lesbian couples with critical legal protections and responsibilities, such as the ability to take family leave to care for a partner,Read more >>

Civil unions passes Senate Judiciary Committee

And we’re off! Civil unions just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill will now move on to the Senate Appropriations Committee. All of us at OC are in awe of everything our supporters have done to help us get to today’s victory. Thousands and thousands of folks have already gotten involved to help makeRead more >>

Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project

One Colorado is proud to be a community partner in Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project. Light/The Holocaust & Humanity Project combines contemporary ballet and Holocaust education into a program exploring protection against hate through arts, education, and public dialogue. The project spans from January 15 through April 15, 2013. Light closes the Colorado Ballet seasonRead more >>