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Did You Miss Us?

We’re back! We know you’ve been wondering where our e-mail newsletter has been over the past few weeks, and we know you’ve missed us all terribly! But don’t worry, we’re back after a restful holiday, and we’re looking forward to keeping you informed online. As we head into the legislative session that starts next week,Read more >>

Jess Featured in NARAL’s “The Voice for Choice”

By Jess Woodrum, Deputy Director of One Colorado Written for NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado’s Newsletter “The Voice for Choice” The movement for reproductive justice and choice. The movement for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people. Our long history began in courtrooms where together we worked to uphold fundamental, constitutional rights to privacy. And throughRead more >>

A Request from Daniel Ramos, the Director of the Colorado GSA Network

Hi — I’m Daniel Ramos, the Director of the Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a new project of One Colorado Education Fund. Many of you receive e-mails from us, and last week, you received an e-mail from Brad Clark, One Colorado’s Executive Director. He shared with you more about all the work we’re doing to ensureRead more >>

Notes from the Field: The Colorado GSA Network Conducts Statewide Trainings

By Daniel Ramos, Program Manager, Colorado GSA Network Time and time again, research has shown that the presence of supportive school staff makes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning students feel safer. Six supportive educators, counselors, administrators, or other personnel dramatically improve the climate for LGBTQ young people. That’s why the safe schools work ofRead more >>

Brad & Jess Look Ahead to Time Apart & the Grand Reveal of Our LGBT Health Report

It’s finally here — our report on the State of LGBT Health and Wellness in Colorado. For months, we’ve been working behind the scenes to study and document the health disparities facing our community. Many of you have been a part of this project — attending our health dialogues or taking our online survey. AndRead more >>

Changes to Our Communications

We know, we know, you just got used to our communications schedule — daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, a weekly e-mail newsletter, and action alerts when we need you — and now we’re changing things on you. But we’ve been doing the same things for a year, and we thought now seemed like aRead more >>

Round 2: Resources for Transgender Coloradans and Their Allies

By Sunnivie Brydum, Guest Blogger As we wrap up November as Transgender Awareness Month, we want to continue to highlight resources for Colorado’s transgender community and their friends, family, partners, and allies. Throughout the state, organizations are making an effort to increase transgender visibility, the quality and quantity of support services offered, and to makeRead more >>

Congratulations, Representative Mark Ferrandino

Openly gay State Representative Mark Ferrandino has been named House Minority Leader. This new role makes Rep. Ferrandino the highest ranking Democrat in the House! Listen to Brad and Jess reflect on this exciting achievement and join us in telling Representative Ferrandino congratulations: http://ow.ly/7Mxno Tell Representative Ferrandino congratulations on becoming the House Minority Leader!

Meet Matt Kailey

By Sunnivie Brydum Matt Kailey is a 57-year-old transgender man. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, Kailey knew he was “different” from the time he was ten years old. But without any language to give voice to the misalignment he felt between his female-assigned gender and his male-identified gender identity, Kailey lived life as a woman forRead more >>

Transgender Day of Remembrance Across the State

By Sunnivie Brydum, Guest Blogger We’ve been working to highlight the transgender community this November, which we’ve declared Transgender Awareness Month. While we revel in the opportunity to share news, resources, and success stories, there’s no avoiding the tragic truth that trans people are the most at-risk segment of the LGBT population when it comesRead more >>