What's Happening

Say “hello” to our Kitchen Cabinet!

The One Colorado Kitchen Cabinet provides ongoing input and feedback regarding the work of One Colorado. Each member brings special knowledge, skills, perspectives, resources, and dedication to this unique position, and we are fortunate to work with this esteemed group of Coloradans! Crisosto Apache Eric Attard Katina Banks Joe Barrows Mindy Barton Brian Branton MichaelRead more >>

President Obama signs the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell into law

This morning, President Obama made history by signing into law the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and ending discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual soldiers. Below, read the comments made by Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama at this historic signing. REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT AT SIGNING OFRead more >>

Senator Steadman announces he will introduce bill establishing civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado

Last week, The Denver Post reported this important breaking news: During the 2011 legislative session, State Senator Pat Steadman plans to introduce a bill establishing civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado. Civil unions are a form of state-level relationship recognition that provides same-sex couples with the same protections and responsibilities given to married couplesRead more >>

One Colorado Issues Statement Regarding Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Today, the United States Senate voted to invoke cloture and end the filibuster of the bill that would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the discriminatory policy prohibiting openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from serving in the military. Legislation repealing DADT passed the US House of Representatives earlier in the week and will nowRead more >>

More than a dozen additional organizations have joined in our call for a Safe Schools Task Force

Just a few weeks ago, we called upon Governor-elect Hickenlooper and the incoming legislature to establish a Safe Schools Task Force to investigate the problem of bullying and harassment in Colorado schools and to make recommendations for addressing the problem. We were joined in this call-to-action by the state’s leading education organizations, including the ColoradoRead more >>

Learn how to tell your story to the media

Join us at an upcoming media training with GLAAD! Are you willing to tell your family’s story to the media in order to advance civil unions for LGBT families? To accomplish our goal of achieving relationship recognition for same-sex couples, One Colorado needs volunteers from all across the state who are willing and trained toRead more >>

Extra! Extra! Read all about us

Last week, with the support of the state’s major education associations, we called upon Governor-elect Hickenlooper and the incoming legislature to create a Safe Schools Task Force to address the issue of bullying and harassment in schools. In the days that followed this call-to-action, a number of news outlets reported on this important story. SeeRead more >>

We’re creating a family album

In the first months of One Colorado’s existence, we did a lot of listening. And we heard, loud and clear, your number one priority—family. That’s why we’ve launched our Family Album Project. Together, with your help, we’ll create an album of Colorado’s LGBT families. This album will be a powerful tool. We’ll show it toRead more >>

Bipartisan support for civil unions in Illinois

Last week, the state of Illinois took two historic steps toward providing committed lesbian and gay couples with critical legal protections as both the State House and Senate passed legislation—with bipartisan support—enacting civil unions in 2011. The Governor of Illinois is expected to sign the bill into law early next year. Civil unions provide lesbianRead more >>

One Colorado and Colorado Educational Associations Call On Governor, Legislature to Establish Safe Schools Task Force

Today, One Colorado, the Colorado Education Association, the Colorado Association of School Executives, the American Federation of Teachers–Colorado, and the Colorado Association of School Boards released a letter calling on Governor-elect Hickenlooper and the 2011–12 General Assembly to take immediate action to stop bullying and harassment in Colorado schools. The letter calls for the establishmentRead more >>