Governor Polis Honored to Receive Endorsements from Three Major LGBTQ+ Rights Organizations

Denver, CO – Governor Polis is honored to receive the endorsements of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the LGBTQ Victory Fund, and One Colorado as Colorado celebrates Pride Month. The first openly-gay elected Governor in the nation, Polis continues to make Colorado a national leader in LGBTQ+ rights.

“The support of the LGBTQ+ community will be critical this November as we work hard to secure another four years of inclusive leadership for Colorado,” Governor Polis said. “People should be able to marry who they love and proudly be who they are. The work of organizations like HRC, Victory Fund, and One Colorado is important to protect and expand the rights and freedoms of LGBTQ+ persons.”

Governor Polis has been a forward-thinking leader, working with Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community during his first term as Governor to strengthen policies to support LGBTQ+ people and their families. Today, Colorado is recognized as one of the best states in America for LGBTQ+ business climate and protections for youth.

The Governor recently enacted “Marlo’s Law” to affirm the parental rights of LGBTQ+ parents who use assisted reproductive technology and also took the major step of protecting LGBTQ+ youth by banning the discredited practice of conversion therapy.  

Colorado’s voters value the importance of electing politicians who make real commitments and efforts to advancing LGBTQ+ rights. With the support of HRC, Victory Fund and ONE Colorado, Polis for Colorado will be able to keep voters informed on the political, legislative and LGBTQ+ related progress Colorado has and will continue to make. 

“Governor Polis has a long history of being a strong leader for Colorado and the LGBTQ+ community. He made history as the first openly gay man elected governor in the United States in 2018 and has worked to advance the rights of LGBTQ+ Coloradans throughout his governorship. His passion and dedication in the fight for equality is exemplified not only in his hard work, but also through his numerous legislative victories that protect and empower the LGBTQ+ community in Colorado. His experience, his track record and his commitment to LGBTQ+ equality make us very proud to endorse Gov. Polis for reelection– we’ll work hard to ensure that all Coloradans can continue to benefit from his exemplary leadership,” said Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison.

“We are proud to continue supporting Jared and his work to deliver real results for Coloradans. His entire career has been defined by fighting and winning tough battles that benefit Americans from all walks of life. This year, we’ve seen a devastating uptick in anti-LGBTQ attacks targeting the most vulnerable in our community. We’re confident the thousands of LGBTQ kids who are the target of so much of this hate are looking to prominent LGBTQ leaders like Jared for inspiration and hope during this dark chapter. Jared’s continued leadership and accomplishments are a clear sign to these kids that acceptance and inclusion will ultimately win out over hate,” said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund.

“One Colorado is proud to support Governor Jared Polis. He is committed to ensuring that LGBTQ+ Coloradans are not only protected but can thrive. It is not easy to be the first, in any category, as many will set an unattainable bar for one to reach. However, as a leader Governor Polis has risen to the occasion, and I believe he will continue to do so in the years to come. We proudly endorse Governor Polis and look forward to working together to guarantee protections for all LGBTQ+ Coloradans and families, including creating opportunities for our most vulnerable to have equal access to promote success and healthy living,” said Nadine Bridges, MSW (she/her), One Colorado Executive Director.