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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 >>

Notes from the Field: The Work of the Colorado GSA Network Takes Off

By Daniel Ramos, Program Manager for the Colorado GSA Network Since the launch of the Colorado GSA Network in August 2011, we’ve been busy traveling across Colorado. Our travels have introduced us to many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ), and allied student leaders, doing incredible work in their schools to build safe and supportiveRead more >>

Brad & Jess Chat with Daniel About the Launch of the Colorado GSA Network

In this week’s video, Brad and Jess talk with Daniel Ramos, our youth organizer and the Program Manager of the Colorado Gay-Straight Alliance Network about our work to support gay-straight alliances (GSAs) all across the state. From developing resources to launching the Network’s website to meeting with clubs in every corner of the state —Read more >>

President Obama’s Commitment to Transgender Equality

By Sunnivie Brydum, Guest Blogger For the first year of his presidency, President Barack Obama took some serious criticism for his lack of focus on advancing LGBT equality. But as the Commander in Chief has settled into the Oval Office, he’s been consistently making marked — though sometimes quiet — steps to be inclusive ofRead more >>