What's Happening

What A Night

Strong pro-equality majorities in the Colorado House and Senate — including 8 openly LGBT lawmakers who will represent our community. The re-election of a President who has advanced LGBT equality more than any other. The first openly LGBT U.S. Senator in history. Winning marriage at the ballot box in three states (and fighting off aRead more >>

2012 Colorado Pro-Equality Candidates

The 2012 legislative session showed us why electing pro-equality representatives matter. That’s why we’re proud to announce our endorsement of a bi-partisan slate of sixty-eight pro-equality candidates for the Colorado state legislature. What happened in the waning days of the last legislative session shocked us all. Not the votes — but an unprecedented abuse ofRead more >>

What It’s Like to Phone Bank

By Kyle Inselman, Communications Intern This election is historically important for LGBT rights, and the One Colorado team has been organizing several ways for people to get involved to ensure we elect the pro-equality majority we need. One of the ways that volunteers are helping out is through phone banking. Focused on building support forRead more >>

One Colorado Education Fund Releases Study on Support for Immigration Reform

Over the past year, One Colorado Education Fund (OCEF) and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) embarked on a joint organizing program. OCEF has focused on building support for immigration reform among LGBT people while CIRC has been garnering support for relationship recognition among immigrants and Latino/a Coloradans. One of OCEF’s first steps in thisRead more >>

New Study Shows Transgender Coloradans Face High Levels of Discrimination

According to a new analysis by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and released today by One Colorado Education Fund, transgender and gender non-conforming Coloradans face high levels of discrimination. The Findings of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey: Colorado Results, a breakout analysis of the monumental studyRead more >>

We’re Hiring a Health Policy Director

In collaboration with partner organizations and policy experts, One Colorado is committed to removing barriers to adequate and affordable healthcare that currently exist for LGBT Coloradans. With generous support from the Colorado Health Foundation, we are excited to announce the search for a Health Policy Director. The Health Policy Director will manage One Colorado’s LGBTRead more >>

Students at the 2nd GSA Leadership Summit Learn About Inclusivity

By Corey Wiggins, Safe Schools Coordinator On Saturday, October 6, the Colorado GSA Network, a program of One Colorado Education Fund, hosted the second annual Statewide GSA Leadership Summit. Over 200 LGBTQ and allied students braved the cold weather to spend a day exploring what it means to have intersecting identities and considering how toRead more >>

Our Response: Second Court of Appeals Finds DOMA Unconstitutional

What Happened In another victory for LGBT advocates, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling yesterday, finding Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. This decision is another in a growing line of court decisions striking down Section 3 of DOMA by federal courts and appeals courts. TheRead more >>

Just Released: 2011 Annual Report

One Colorado Education Fund’s 2011 Annual Report is now available, highlighting the statewide progress made toward creating safe schools, advancing civil unions legislation, expanding access to healthcare, and building alliances. 2011 was a busy year for LGBT Coloradans. Here are a few of our accomplishments last year: Through our civil unions work in the 2011Read more >>

We’re Going Purple

On October 19, we’re standing up against bullying by going purple for Spirit Day. Spirit Day is an annual day in October when millions of Americans wear purple to speak out against bullying and to show their support for LGBT youth. LGBT youth in Colorado benefit from the support of allies who take a standRead more >>