News & Updates
With so much momentum for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections across the country — as well as many attacks from opponents working to push through anti-LGBTQ proposals — Freedom for All Americans is here to keep you as informed as possible, with daily blog content providing insight into the latest in this national campaign and the ever-changing landscape of LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Not a Sprint, but a Marathon: What to Expect in the 2021 Legislative SessionBy Shane Stahl • January 7, 2021, 10:59 am It's important we hit the ground running in 2021, continuing to advocate for LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections at the federal, state, and local level.
Teamwork, Leadership, Fairness: Why Transgender Athletes Should Have the Same Opportunities as Their PeersBy Shane Stahl • December 21, 2020, 10:09 am When transgender athletes are excluded from participation on teams that align with their gender identity, the result is often that they are excluded from sports altogether.
Ten Years After the Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” We Still Have More to DoBy Shane Stahl • December 17, 2020, 2:07 pm As this important anniversary is commemorated, we need to recommit to making the military truly open and inclusive and allowing transgender people to serve their country openly and honestly.
It’s Time to Pass the Equality ActBy Communications Team • December 7, 2020, 7:00 am The bipartisan Equality Act will update federal law to include express and enduring nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ Americans in key areas of life including employment, housing, education, and public spaces.
Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violenceBy Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
Republican Cynthia Coffman, Former Colorado Attorney General, Shares Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ ProtectionsBy Adam Polaski • November 12, 2020, 9:54 am As a Republican who’s worked toward building communities where all LGBTQ people can thrive, Cynthia Coffman has had a front-row seat to how many of her fellow conservatives have journeyed toward supporting dignity and respect for all LGBTQ Americans.
Analysis | A License to Discriminate Could Be Rejected by the Supreme Court. Here’s Why:By Jon Davidson • November 10, 2020, 10:19 am Our Chief Counsel Jon Davidson listened in on oral arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the next landmark case for LGBTQ freedom. He came away thinking there was hope that a broad license to discriminate would be rejected. Here's what he learned.
What to Expect When You’re Electing: 2020By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2020, 9:51 am Not only is the highest office in the land up for grabs, but newly elected officials could consider and pass federal and state legislation to protect LGBTQ people in key areas of everyday life including housing, employment, and public spaces.
Fulton v. City of Philadelphia: What’s at Stake and Who’s AffectedBy Shane Stahl • October 30, 2020, 3:47 pm There is so much at stake in the case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, which the Supreme Court will hear on November 4.
My takeaway from last week’s Amy Coney Barrett hearingsBy Jon Davidson • October 19, 2020, 10:30 am As we head into a final Senate vote on Judge Barrett, remind your se high the stakes are for LGBTQ freedom—and that they must make passing the Equality Act a priority.
Mythbuster: Debunking Anti-Transgender MessagesBy Shane Stahl • October 14, 2020, 1:15 pm Transgender people are our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, deserving of dignity and respect. When it comes to protecting transgender people from discrimination, the truth is more boring than fiction. Here are some common (and incorrect) anti-transgender messages—and just how untrue they are.
Job Announcement: Senior Communications StrategistBy Communications Team • October 8, 2020, 7:00 am Freedom for All Americans is seeking a Senior Communications Strategist. The Senior Communications Strategist will be responsible for implementing and helping to develop communications strategies to advance LGBTQ nondiscrimination at the federal level and in priority states.
Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story CollectionBy Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.