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Reflections on the 2010 Election

One Colorado is pleased to report many pro-equality victories this election. But they did not come easy; they were hard fought by folks from all across the state, including One Colorado staff and volunteers who made more than 6,400 phone calls and knocked on more than 3,400 doors in support of fair-minded candidates. Thanks toRead more >>

Is Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Dead?

According to reporting by The Advocate, Senators John McCain and Carl Levin are in conversations to remove the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell—the discriminatory policy prohibiting openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual citizens from serving in the military—from the National Defense Authorization Bill to ensure its passage in the lame duck session at the endRead more >>

You did it!

You did it. You helped elect a pro-equality U.S. Senator, a pro-equality Governor, and a pro-equality majority in the Colorado Senate! Together, we raised thousands of dollars, committed hundreds of volunteer hours, and talked to voters all across Colorado to support pro-equality candidates. And although several races are still too close to call, your hardRead more >>

Get the facts before you vote

Ken Buck is voting. So are Tom Tancredo and Dan Maes. Are you? Opponents of equality have their sights set on the statehouse and Governor’s mansion. And they want nothing more than to have pro-equality voters like you stay at home. Prove them wrong! With your help, One Colorado has raised thousands of dollars, committedRead more >>

One Colorado issues statement on alleged hate crime

The District Attorney in Denver has charged Alexander Declouet, 21, with second-degree assault, criminal mischief, and bias motivated crime (also known as a hate crime). Allegedly, Mr. Declouet attacked a woman in a parking lot on West Colfax Avenue because he thought she was a lesbian. In response to this horrific crime, Brad Clark, ExecutiveRead more >>

We just hand-delivered more than 1,500 signatures to Ken Buck’s office

Brad and I just returned from Ken Buck’s office where we delivered more than 1,500 petition signatures calling for Buck to retract the outrageous statements he made on Meet the Press, comparing being gay or lesbian with alcoholism. Watch this video of Brad giving an update of what happened at Buck’s office! Thank you toRead more >>

We’re going to Ken Buck’s office

Throughout the past week, One Colorado and ProgressNow Colorado have collected over 1,500 signatures on a petition calling on Ken Buck to retract the outrageous, dangerous statements he made on Meet the Press on Sunday, October 17. On the show, Buck compared being gay or lesbian to having a disease like alcoholism and said peopleRead more >>

One Colorado holds press conference to call on Buck to retract outrageous comments

A group of professionals and the mother of a gay son today voiced outrage at GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck’s comments that being gay is similar to the disease of alcoholism, calling the remarks irresponsible and asking for a retraction. “These comments are dangerous and just plain wrong,” said Brad Clark, executive director of OneRead more >>

Human Rights Campaign & One Colorado issue joint statement in response to Ken Buck’s Meet the Press comments

Today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Colorado Republican Senate candidate and Tea Party darling, Ken Buck called homosexuality a choice and compared it to alcoholism – a theory debunked by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Buck’s extremist views and prior lapses of judgment show he is not worthy of representing theRead more >>

Colorado Progressive organizations speak out against Grand Junction billboard

One Colorado, Mi Familia Vota, and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Decry Billboard’s Racist & Homophobic Message Three Colorado progressive organizations have denounced a billboard in Grand Junction for its dangerous depiction of stereotypes and its racist and homophobic message. The billboard, which was taken down today after the anonymous individual behind it received threats ofRead more >>