What's Happening

A bipartisan climate for civil unions

In this week’s video, Brad and Jess talk about why Jess’ hair looks so good (and it’s not what you’d expect). And the two discuss the bipartisan climate that has developed in support of civil unions. More and more Republicans have come out in favor of this critical legislation, including Republican Speaker Pro Tempore ofRead more >>

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall support the freedom to marry

While support for civil unions is growing here at home in Colorado, we’re also seeing incredible support for marriage for same-sex couples from our Senators in Washington, DC. U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and Mark Udall are joining a growing number of Senators in urging the Democratic Party to adopt a plank in support of theRead more >>

John Swartout, Ken Buck’s former Campaign Manager, comes out in favor of civil unions

During his time running Ken Buck’s campaign against U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, John Swartout watched as one Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Buck explained his opposition to equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, claiming that being gay is a choice and comparing being gay to alcoholism. Now, less than two yearsRead more >>

Community Groups Respond to Assault on Lesbian Woman in Grand Junction

Community Forum on hate violence to be held at Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO – Just after midnight on the morning of February 17, 20-year old Colorado Mesa University college football player Shane Williams physically assaulted Chelsea Gallagher, a lesbian woman, outside of a local Grand Junction bar due to his alleged homophobic bias.Read more >>

Brad & Jess Look Forward to Upcoming Safe Schools Events

In this week’s video, learn why Brad now believes he’s a real mountain man (and why Jess is not so sure). Also, get the details on some exciting events we have coming up for LGBTQ students and adults who serve young people!

Nine Denver Mayoral Commissions Support Civil Unions

A letter from nine Denver Mayoral Commissions To all concerned: This letter confirms support for the passage of Senate Bill 2, The Civil Unions Act, currently before the Colorado Legislature, by the undersigned Mayor’s commissions. We acknowledge and understand that this Bill affects members of our respective communities and crosses the line of all ethnic,Read more >>

Mario Nicolais and Coloradans for Freedom Testify in Support of Civil Unions

Watch video of Mario Nicolais, spokesman for Coloradans for Freedom, testifying in support of SB-2, the Colorado Civil Union Act. Nicolais is a well-known partisan Republican who served on the Reapportionment Committee alongside Senator Morgan Carroll (Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee). Nicolais is a part of Coloradans for Freedom, a group of Republicans supportingRead more >>

Brad & Jess Celebrate Valentine’s Day

In this week’s video, Brad and Jess are wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day! Watch to hear how they’re celebrating the occasion and to learn more about the big day tomorrow when civil unions will be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Tomorrow’s hearing is the first test of SB-2 this year, and we’dRead more >>

Celebrating Black History Month

The stories and contributions of Black LGBTQ people often go unheard and unseen. But we believe that exploring the intersections of these identities is necessary to advancing our movements towards justice. That’s why, at One Colorado, we’re committed to learning from Black LGBTQ people who have been at the forefront of both the civil rightsRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement in Response to Ninth Circuit Decision on Perry v. Brown

Today, the Ninth Circuit Court released its decision on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s 2008 voter-approved ban on marriage between gay couples. The Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. In response to this ruling, Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado—a statewide organization dedicated to securing and protecting equalityRead more >>