My education, on top of decades of growing up as a white person in a country built by and for white people, led me to have seriously misguided and harmful views about the structural oppression that exists in the US, and I have a lot of work to do to re-educate myself and atone for my complicity in perpetuating it.
Some of the people I admire most have had to take huge personal risks to be their authentic selves, fulfill their potential as human beings, and fight for their own health and happiness. So, I wanted to express my love of and admiration for the LGBT community, and specifically transgender and genderqueer Coloradans.
We’re proud to stand with immigrants—they are our neighbors, our families, and our friends. In 2018, our immigrant rights work is one of our top priorities.
For hundreds of years, we’ve been told that each race is a discrete group of people defined by specific genetic and biological differences. But it’s all wrong.
If there is one thing I’ve learned about how our country got to this place, it is that the silence of those who are unaffected by injustice creates the shadows in which hate flourishes.