Showing posts with label One Colorado. Show all posts
Showing posts with label One Colorado. Show all posts

Friday, February 25, 2022

One Colorado: Support the journey of folks across the state to get to LGBTQ Lobby Day!

By Garrett Royer, Deputy Director, One Colorado

One Colorado's LGBTQ Lobby Day is just around the corner, and this year we need YOUR help to support folks from around the state who need to travel to Lobby Day. It's so important that our community shows up in numbers so that our elected officials see the faces of the folks they represent and hear about the issues impacting LGBTQ Coloradans.

We're expecting about 25 folks to make the drive from the Western Slope to join us for Lobby Day this year. It costs over $100 to sponsor travel and accommodations for one person. Can you pitch in $10, $20 or $50 to make sure everyone can make it to Denver for LGBTQ Lobby Day this year?

If you haven't signed up and would like to join us for LGBTQ Lobby Day on March 14th, it's not too late! Use this link to register.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

One Colorado: Join us for LGBTQ Lobby Day on March 14th!

It's almost that time, friends!

Our annual LGBTQ Lobby Day is just a month away and we want to make sure you have everything you need to register and participate this year. The best way we can shape the future of equality in Colorado is by making sure our elected representatives hear from us, so mark your calendar for March 14th and register for free!

Lobby Day participants will have a chance to talk to legislators about One Colorado's priority bills to support this session, from expanding protections for LGBTQ parents to ensuring our state's hate crime code protects gender identity/expression, and equipping health care providers with the tools to address the needs of our community. If any anti-LGBTQ bills are introduced, you'll also have a chance to tell them why you oppose that legislation.

We will be closely monitoring COVID-19 rates in the lead-up to this event, and will require facial coverings and proof of vaccination. If you have any questions about Lobby Day or would like more details, feel free to email me at

If you are traveling from the Western Slope, contact and coordinate with Heidi Hess for all travel details. Email Heidi at if you have any immediate questions about the voyage from the mountains to Denver.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

OneCo's Organizing & Political Team

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Gay Help Wanted: Health Equity Coordinator for One Colorado

One Colorado is seeking a Health Equity Coordinator based in Pueblo County

This position will be responsible for facilitating community advisory groups and coalition meetings; building relationships with community and government partners; data tracking; grant reporting; developing providing LGBTQ competency trainings; and more. This position will collaborate with One Colorado's Health Equity & Training Director, Youth & Community Engagement Manager, and Southern Colorado Field Organizer.

Monday, January 14, 2019

One Colorado: Legislative Session Kickoff & LGBTQ Lobby Day

By Sarah Clark, Denver Metro Organizer, One Colorado

Then, join us at the State Capital as we connect with legislators to ensure that they are passing legislation that ensures a more fair and just Colorado for all.

The only way we can shape the future of equality in Colorado is by making sure our elected representatives hear from us, so make sure you mark your calendar and sign up to join us!

And, don't worry if it's your first time at lobby day, we'll train you AND feed you.

We worked hard last year to ensure a pro-equality majority in both chambers of the Colorado General Assembly. Join us at our Legislative Kickoff Happy Hour to learn about our priorities for the 2019 session, meet some of our pro-equality legislators, and network with other One Colorado supporters.

Grab a drink, meet pro-equality legislators, AND learn about what we're expecting at the state capitol in 2019.

PS: If you're traveling from the Western Slope to Lobby Day, contact Heidi with questions, since she will be coordinating travel. Her email is
PPS: If you are traveling from somewhere else outside the Denver Metro area, limited scholarships are available for anyone who needs assistance making it to LGBTQ Lobby Day. Email me for more details at

Thursday, August 28, 2014

One Colorado announces 2014 legislative endorsements

From Dave Montez, Executive Director, One Colorado:

 LGBT Coloradans and our families know how important elections are -- and we've seen firsthand the difference a pro-equality majority can make. In 2012, we watched our state legislature shut down over civil unions, simply because opponents of equality wanted to use our families as a political football.
But after that painful defeat two years ago, we stepped up. With your support, One Colorado talked to tens of thousands of voters on the phone and at their doors -- and together, we elected a fair-minded majority. Since then, we’ve made significant progress. We passed civil unions and stronger workplace protections for our families, repealed Colorado’s own version of the anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, and expanded access to health care for LGBT Coloradans.

Still, as we head into the 2014 election, we know our work isn’t done. Our goal is full equality for all Coloradans. Click here to see which pro-equality candidates have pledged to stand up for our families at the Capitol, and help us ensure they win in November.
Our list of state legislative endorsements includes 47 leaders -- Democrats and Republicans -- who will work to advance a fair and just Colorado alongside Governor Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick, who we endorsed last month. Their support and their advocacy will be vital to our success, so we need your help to get the message out and make sure they come out on top!

In 2012, some of our endorsed candidates won their race by less than a 100-vote margin -- that's razor-thin. We can't leave anything to chance, so click here to find out how you can help elect a pro-equality majority on November 4th!
Remember: we're not at the finish line yet. It's going to take allies at the Capitol and at the state level to finish the job. Over the weeks remaining until Election Day, we're going to be in a full-on sprint -- can we count on you to have our back?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

One Colorado Presents The Ally Awards This Saturday

This Saturday, One Colorado is hosting the 2014 Ally Awards and there are only 37 tickets left!

If you get your ticket today by clicking here, these are just a few of the ways that One Colorado Education Fund can use the proceeds to help advance equality statewide:

• Expand scholarships for students outside of Denver to travel to workshops and summits
• Provide trainings for doctors and other medical professionals to help them care for LGBT patients
• Deepen One Colorado's reach to underserved communities to register more Coloradans to vote, so everyone can have a voice in the election this November
• And so much more! Thanks to the generosity of the event sponsors, your ticket will also include amazing food, signature cocktails, a truly spectacular silent auction, and admission to an all-night afterparty at Tracks! Click here now to make sure you get one of the LAST tickets.

Monday, August 4, 2014

One Colorado Endorses John Hickenlooper and Don Quick

One Colorado has announced their endorsement for Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General candidate Don Quick in the upcoming election. 

According to One Colorado, "It boils down to one simple fact: this November, we need to elect a Governor and Attorney General who will stop defending the indefensible and allow our families to share in the joys of marriage. Governor John Hickenlooper and AG candidate Don Quick are the team who will get it done."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

One Colorado: Now the Attorney General has gone too far

From Dave Montez, Executive Director, One Colorado:

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has proven he'd stoop pretty low to prevent gay and lesbian couples from having the same freedom as everyone else. But now he has gone WAY too far.

Yesterday, AG Suthers took the incredibly disappointing -- and backwards -- step of appealing the recent state court ruling that struck down Colorado's discriminatory marriage ban. He could have simply let this ruling stand and stopped standing in the way of marriage for same-sex couples. But instead, he chose to waste taxpayer dollars on an appeal which he acknowledges is likely to fail.

This is now a one-man crusade against full equality for our families, and it has got to stop. Will you help us elect a pro-equality Attorney General this November by chipping in $15, $35 or $50 right now?

Apparently it wasn't enough for AG Suthers to insult our families by saying that "marriage is an institution for opposite-sex couples to promote child rearing." Now, with marriage licenses being issued to same-sex couples in counties across our state, he's still refusing to move on.

It's time to send a clear message to the Attorney General: you messed with our families, and we will not forget. Can you take a moment to donate whatever you can afford by clicking here?

Today, I am angered and hurt by AG Suthers' refusal to lead on behalf of ALL Colorado families. We deserve far better. But I'm focused on channeling this energy into securing the freedom to marry once and for all -- and I hope you'll join me.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

One Colorado: Good & Bad News for Marriage Equality In Colorado

From Dave Montez, Executive Director, One Colorado:

I have good news and I have bad news:

First the good news: Today, Governor John Hickenlooper and the Denver County Clerk called for the end of Colorado’s marriage ban. And not just that—Republican Attorney General John Suthers acknowledged it won’t be long until a court finds that the ban is unconstitutional.

But the bad news? These elected officials asked the courts to issue a stay in any decision striking down Colorado’s marriage ban—meaning even with a favorable ruling, same-sex couples in Colorado will still be denied the freedom to marry while higher courts debate the issue.

Though we’re pleased the Gov. & AG are in agreement that the marriage ban’s days are numbered, we're disappointed in this half measure. Acknowledging the unconstitutionality of the ban won’t end discrimination against same-sex couples.

There’s only one way to end the sting of Colorado’s marriage ban—and that’s to overturn it and allow all loving couples to share in the freedom to marry, without delay.

Share our graphic now to tell Gov. Hickenlooper & AG Suthers: Colorado families can’t wait another day for marriage equality. Colorado’s leaders should put the full weight of their offices behind a swift resolution striking down a law they both agree to be unconstitutional:

In recognizing that Colorado’s marriage ban cannot survive a legal challenge, both the Governor and Attorney General acknowledge what 23 courts nationwide have already affirmed: there is simply no constitutional basis for denying marriage to loving same-sex couples.

But that fact doesn’t change harsh reality for tens of thousands of Colorado families who, so long as our marriage ban is on the books, will continue to suffer the consequences every single day.

Until same-sex couples are afforded equal protection under the law, Colorado’s laws will continue to harm the families who call our state home.

Share this graphic now and help demonstrate that the people of Colorado want our marriage ban to be overturned once and for all—now. Click here to say that Colorado simply can’t wait any longer for the freedom to marry.

We’re thrilled to see this bipartisan group of elected officials coming together to recognize that Colorado’s marriage ban is unconstitutional. Now, it’s time for them to take the next step and ensure that every Colorado family is afforded the freedom and protections we all deserve.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Marriage Equality Rally at the Capitol Today

One Colorado and their coalition partners invite the community to take part in today's Marriage Equality Rally today at noon on the west steps of the Capitol. 

On the heels of the recent announcement that nine Colorado couples are filing legal challenges to Colorado's same-sex marriage ban, One Colorado says they are ramping up efforts to win the freedom to marry for all couples across our state.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Gay: Spread the Love with One Colorado

This Valentine's Day, One Colorado is helping to spread the love by talking about why marriage equality matters to gay families! Personal stories like those in the above video -- of loving, committed couples here in Colorado -- are part of an important conversation that Once Colorado hopes to facilitate with Coloradans all across our state.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bridegroom Screening Tonight to Benefit One Colorado

On May 7, 2011, a young man named Shane Bitney Crone tragically lost the love of his life, Tom, to an accident. 

Because they weren't married or prepared for the unexpected, Shane lost all legal claims to Tom after he died. Tom's family banned Shane from the funeral and he was unable to say goodbye. 

On May 7, 2012 Shane posted a video on YouTube, entitled "It Could Happen to You." He created it to honor his partner and show the world what can happen when two people are legally barred from having equal rights and equal protections under the law to marry. 

Shane's partner was named Tom Bridegroom. The video went viral, passing two million views within seven days.

Tonight, Nic and Tyler Johnson present a special screening of Bridegroom at Sie FilmCenter to benefit One Colorado. Click here for tickets.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

One Colorado Announces New Executive Director

From Bobby Clark, Chair, One Colorado Board of Directors:

After an extensive search led by One Colorado’s board of directors, we have named Dave Montez as the organization’s new Executive Director. We’re thrilled to welcome such an accomplished leader to our One Colorado family.

Some of you may already recognize Dave’s name from the tremendous work he’s done within the LGBT movement. Most recently, he served as Acting President of GLAAD, a national organization that has long operated as the LGBT movement’s media and communications watchdog.

Dave previously worked here in Colorado as a program officer at the Gill Foundation, one of the nation’s leading funders of LGBT equal rights work. While there, he focused on cutting edge advocacy campaigns to achieve policy change at the state level. He also spearheaded the foundation’s Latino Initiative, which has built support among Latinos for marriage equality, nondiscrimination, and safe schools and encouraged many LGBT organizations to advocate for immigration reform.

For Dave, our mission of building a fair and just Colorado is personal. He grew up in the southern Colorado town of Gardner, later graduating from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dave knows very well how hard we have all worked together to advance equality in our state because he’s been part of many of those efforts. He also knows our work is not finished – from continuing to stand up for LGBT youth facing bullying and harassment in our schools, to tearing down the barriers preventing transgender Coloradans from getting the health care they need, to securing the freedom to marry for thousands of loving, committed couples across our state.

When Dave takes the helm of One Colorado in early 2014, he’ll be doing so with a hefty to-do list and very big shoes to fill, but he has the experience and determination to hit the ground running as we continue our march toward full equality. And he also will be able to count on all of us – the board, staff, volunteers, and supporters who make up the One Colorado family – to be there with him as we tackle the next challenges.

Please join me in celebrating this critical step forward for One Colorado and our entire community.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brad Clark Leaving One Colorado

From Bobby Clark, Chair, One Colorado Board of Directors:

It has been a privilege over the last three years, as a board member of One Colorado, to work alongside our remarkable executive director, Brad Clark. So it is truly bittersweet to announce today that Brad will leave us in September to take on an exciting new challenge. Each and every one of us can be proud of Brad and happy that his talents have been recognized. But he will certainly be missed by the One Colorado community.

One Colorado’s board of directors has immediately initiated the process of identifying Brad’s successor, and we will share more about that process in the days ahead. We will, of course, work closely with Brad and with the outstanding One Colorado staff over the next few weeks on a detailed transition plan.

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Brad. Under his extraordinary leadership, One Colorado has achieved phenomenal success in a very short period of time: 

Building a coalition of more than 150 organizations, 200 faith leaders and over 50 congregations representing 1.2 million Coloradans in support of relationship recognition.
Passing the Colorado Civil Union Act to ensure our families have the dignity and legal protections they need.

Passing a statewide anti-bullying law and ensuring that more than 150,000 students can access a gay-straight alliance support network in their school.

Working to end discrimination in health care against transgender Coloradans through a groundbreaking new bulletin from the state Division of Insurance.

Together with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, launching a nationally recognized joint organizing project to secure relationship recognition for gay and lesbian couples, as well as tuition equity for deserving undocumented students.

Blocking a dangerous and deceptive “Religious Liberty” ballot measure that would have deeply undermined hard-won rights and protections for LGBT Coloradans.

Building a network of more than 30,000 supporters representing every county of the state – with over 2,000 individual donors and a robust statewide presence with organizing from the Western Slope to Northern and Southern Colorado.

Generating more than 100,000 contacts with elected officials through email, calls, postcard campaigns, lobby days, and in-district visits.

In total, generating over 500 volunteer hours to ensure that nearly 25,000 doors were knocked or calls made, and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support pro-equality candidates.

Raising $2.8 million to support advocacy, public education, and political efforts to advance a fair and just Colorado.

There’s no doubt that One Colorado has tremendous momentum to meet the challenges ahead, and there is much work to be done. LGBT students still face bullying and harassment in our schools. Transgender Coloradans still are denied access to the health care they need. And thousands of loving, committed couples across our state still do not have the freedom to marry.

The incredibly talented staff of One Colorado – Ashley, Daniel, Heidi, Jon, Keri, Lia, Nina, Preston, Ryan, and Sara – played a central role in the accomplishments listed above, and they are more than ready for the road ahead. Their tireless commitment to a fair and just Colorado is truly unparalleled.

We have an outstanding board of directors who have selflessly committed time and treasure to build this organization from the ground up. Their strategic vision and steady hand will continue to serve One Colorado well in the weeks, months, and years ahead.

But now, let’s take a moment to honor Brad and all that we’ve achieved under his leadership. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without him, and we wish him continued success in his new role – the details of which we will learn more about in the coming days. In the meantime, we are proud to thank him for a job well done.


Monday, July 15, 2013

After DOMA, Prop 8. Rulings: A Little Less Conversation; A Little More Action, Please

By Todd Craig

A few weeks have passed since the Supreme Court rulings against DOMA and Prop 8. In that time, states across the union have jumped at the opportunity to further the cause of marriage equality. Gay groups in Illinois, which has a civil unions law and a gay marriage ban, are legally challenging the second-class status such laws mandate.

In Pennsylvania, the A.C.L.U. has challenged the legality of that state’s gay marriage ban, using the Supreme Court’s rulings as the template to dismantle the discriminatory statute.

And in Colorado? Well, we’re apparently listening to the crickets chirping.

In a July 2 article published in OutFront, One Colorado director Brad Clark outlined the vision for Colorado’s main LGBT advocacy group’s path towards marriage equality: town hall meetings this fall “… aimed at discussing the path forward.”

Let me get this straight (pun intended): While other states already have lawsuits in motion fighting for marriage equality, our primary political lobbying group here in Colorado is planning meetings to discuss what to do?

Does anybody else feel let down by this?

Sure, One Colorado wants to be deliberate here. They know that we lost an election before, and they clearly don’t want to lose again. Although in retrospect, 2006 might as well have been 1956 for all of the change that has happened since, and the polls certainly would agree.

To be critical, it’s obvious that other states and their LGBT groups have already held their discussions and have decided that now is the time to act. In Colorado, I guess talking about acting is supposed to be as good as acting itself.

It’s not.

I realize that our gay marriage ban is written into the state constitution, and I get that no such ban has ever been overturned in the history of our country. It’s a big task; I get that. I really do.

But what I also realize is that the Colorado’s constitution has been changed over 150 times. From a legal standpoint, we have one of the most easily amendable constitutions in the country. On the day after the Supreme Court’s rulings, the Denver Post reported that a ballot measure to void the amendment in question could be easily held by gathering just more than 85,000 signatures statewide.

So yeah ... shouldn’t we get started on that?

I realize that elections are expensive and require man-power, money, and coordination in massive doses.

Elections may be expensive, but talk is cheap.

I realize you need to have political networks, savvy leadership, a vision for success, and the wherewithal to make it happen.

I thought that maybe we already had that in place based on the political victories extolled by One Colorado in the legislature and in last November’s elections. They certainly had no qualms celebrating the Supreme Court’s rulings by sending out a series of fundraising emails, one of which from Brad Clark featured the line: “But there’s something else we know – something that gives us incredible hope today. We know that in every corner of this state, Coloradans have shown they are ready for a conversation about why marriage matters to all couples – straight and gay alike. And in the coming weeks and months, we must come together as a community to ensure that conversation is carried out.”

Lovely prose, I suppose. But if Coloradoans are so ready to have the conversation about marriage equality to the point where we’re encouraged to donate our hard-earned dollars to the cause, why are we so not ready to have an election or to file a lawsuit? What have Pennsylvania and Illinois got, that Colorado doesn’t?

Besides quick and decisive action on the marriage equality front, that is?

Here in Colorado with nothing but talk on the horizon, we’re left to watch and wait and settle for second rate. Apparently, while other states have coordinated their efforts into action, all that we LGBT Coloradans can look forward to this fall is discussing a path forward.

Someone once said that talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand. In the more colorful parts of Colorado, talk is all we’re getting on marriage equality from our own LGBT political leadership, despite our low demand for it.

Perhaps then, when supplied something lesser, it’s time to demand better.

Friday, May 31, 2013

One Colorado: The Ally Awards

From Brad Clark, Executive Director, One Colorado Education Fund:

Mark your calendars for the event of the summer: The Ally Awards!

Please join One Colorado Education Fund at the 3rd Annual Ally Awards -- and help us celebrate the many allies who work across our state to enhance the lives of LGBT Coloradans and our families. Early bird tickets are now available for our unforgettable garden party and awards presentation.

Take a moment to reserve your spot for only $85!

The Ally Awards
August 17, 2013
6:30PM - 10:00PM
The Cable Center, University of Denver

At the Ally Awards, you will join hundreds of friends and allies for an exceptional cocktail party with live entertainment, great food, hosted bars, and silent auction -- plus an awards presentation with inspiring allies and some of the strongest political leaders in Colorado. You can also expect some special guests throughout this fun-filled evening!

Tickets are already going fast. Please click here or visit to reserve your space today.

I look forward to celebrating with you in August!

P.S. We are incredibly grateful to the companies, organizations, and individuals who sponsor The Ally Awards. Our work would not be possible without your support of a fair and just Colorado.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Civil Unions Webinar: Your Burning Questions Answered

From Brad Clark, Executive Director, One Colorado:

May 1st is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. In every corner of our state, couples are getting ready to take the big step of entering into a civil union together. And just like anything new, we know it can seem like a confusing process.

That’s why on April 17th, we’re hosting a statewide webinar to answer any questions you may have about civil unions.

The webinar will be held Wednesday, April 17th from 6:30-7:30pm MT—and you can join us from anywhere! All you’ll need is a phone to call in—the number and instructions will be emailed to you when you register.

When the time comes to apply for a civil union, we want to make sure you're prepared—sign up now to join our webinar!

Whether you have questions about a specific part of the application process, or you're wondering what documents you should bring with you, this is your chance to get prepared before civil union licenses are issued. We’ll be joined by legal experts and a few other special guests, so mark your calendars now for this informative event.

Register now to get the dial-in information for the webinar.

May 1st will be here before we know it—and I can’t wait to start celebrating with all of you.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Civil unions are coming! Are you prepared?

From Brad Clark, Executive Director, One Colorad:

In the few days that have passed since Tuesday's historic passage of the Colorado Civil Union Act, I haven't been able to stop thinking about the incredible victory we pulled off together.

But the real victory is knowing that in a matter of weeks, thousands of Colorado families will finally gain access to the fundamental protections that every one of us deserves. Loving, committed couples in every corner of our state will make the decision to enter into a civil union together -- and we want to make sure they have all the resources they need to take this important step.

That's why we've launched a new one-stop shop on our website, where you can learn everything you need to know about civil unions.

Ready to apply for a civil union, but not sure how to proceed? Check out our "Tips for Couples" section, which outlines exactly what steps you need to take -- as well as who to contact should you run into any unexpected obstacles. Need help explaining why these critical protections matter so much? Download our "Talking Points" document for guidance on how to respond to questions from your friends, relatives, neighbors, and co-workers -- or if you're approached by a member of the media.

Take a look at this comprehensive online resource now to get important information about civil unions in Colorado!

While this new resource does not take the place of legal advice -- and we encourage those with legal or more technical questions to seek the counsel of an attorney -- it does offer a range of very useful information. And with the implementation of civil unions less than two short months away, we know how important it is that anyone with questions or concerns has all the support they need.

So please -- take a look. And then go back to celebrating.

PS: Civil unions take effect on May 1st -- so make sure you have all the information and guidance you need!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

LGBT Lobby Day 2013

From Brad Clark, Executive Director of One Colorado:

We need LGBT Lobby Day to be bigger than ever this year. Can we count on you to join us?

Just last week, Senators Pat Steadman and Lucia Guzman introduced the Colorado Civil Union Act (SB-11).  The bill has incredible support, but our legislators are hearing from our opponents every day.  They're hearing lies and scare tactics.  They're getting calls, e-mails, and visits meant to keep civil unions from becoming law.

Our legislators need to hear from us at LGBT Lobby Day.  Join us -- RSVP now!

On the same day that civil unions was introduced, Representative Kevin Priola introduced legislation that would allow anyone with a religious conviction to deny employment, housing, or services to LGBT people.  It's a far-reaching bill that would allow people to pick and choose which laws they want to follow. 

I don't know about you, but I believe that no one should be above the law.  I want to make sure our legislators know about the dangers of Rep. Priola's proposed legislation.  That's why I need you to join us at LGBT Lobby Day.

LGBT Lobby Day is our chance to ask our legislators for a YES on civil unions and a NO on Rep. Priola's dangerous bill. Make sure your voice is heard -- join us!

If we remain steadfast and vigilant, I believe 2013 will be a historic year for LGBT Coloradans.  I believe we can fight back against attempts to roll back protections for our community.  I believe we can pass civil unions and the other bills we're advocating for this legislative session: access to affordable education for undocumented students, workplace protections that allow people to earn a living free from discrimination, and expansion of Medicaid to ensure that everyone has healthcare.

Will you join us at LGBT Lobby Day and help make 2013 a historic year for our community?

I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together this year.  And I'm so thankful you're a part of it.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Midnight Deadline: One Colorado Needs 15 More Contributors

One Colorado is looking for 15 more donors before midnight tonight to take advantage of their matching grant from The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and reach their goal.

Click here for more information or to make a donation.

According to One Colorado, in 2012, One Colorado Education Fund has:
  • Helped start 68 new Gay-Straight Alliances in high schools -- a 55% increase to a total of 176 GSAs in high schools, middle schools, and colleges statewide
  • Trained 1,500 educators to better meet the needs of LGBT students
  • Released "Invisible: The State of LGBT Health" following a healthcare survey of nearly 1,200 LGBT Coloradans
  • Secured funding and hired a Health Policy Director to implement our LGBT Health Advocacy Plan
  • Begun a collaborative project with the Colorado Medical Society to measure the knowledge of healthcare providers and develop educational resources on LGBT Coloradans
  • Expanded a civil unions coalition to 140 organizations representing 1.2 million Coloradans in support of civil unions, including more than 200 faith leaders in partnership with Interfaith Alliance of Colorado
  • Generated nearly 30,000 contacts with elected officials through email, calls, and personal visits
  • Launched a joint-organizing project, "Colorado Love Knows No Borders," with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition