Friday, December 3, 2010

Gay rights in Colorado: What's next?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 4:58 PM

“You voted. And you elected a pro-equality Governor and State Senate. So what's next?” asks the advocacy group ONE Colorado. The Denver-based nonprofit regularly lobbies on issues like safe schools, relationship recognition and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) health and human services.

If you’re like most people in this after-midterm-election slump, you could probably get a bit more involved with the political process. All LGBT supporters out there should check out ONE Colorado’s community meetings. You'll learn what you can do to support upcoming legislation that is important to the fight for “securing and protecting equality and opportunity” for LGBT Coloradans and their families.

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ONE Colorado is holding its Colorado Springs community meeting this Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Gay & Lesbian Community Center (2508 E. Bijou St.). RSVP here.

On Nov. 29, ONE Colorado was one of a group of Colorado rights and education organizations that released a letter calling on Gov.-Elect John Hickenlooper and the 2011-12 General Assembly to establish a statewide Safe Schools Task Force. The task force would work to increase school safety by minimizing bullying and harassment in Colorado schools. It would "assess the effectiveness of current bullying and harassment policies, procedures, and trainings for education personnel as well as parents and students and to develop recommendations to reduce bullying and harassment in Colorado schools."

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