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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IN THE NEWS: Alaska legislators, Congress need to provide LGBTQ protections

By Communications Team • July 6, 2020, 12:22 pm An oped by Rina Kowalski, a proud Indigenous LGBTQ2+ Activist, the founder of Indigenous Lives Matter and Mother of two who lives in Fairbanks.

The Last Five Years: Marriage Equality, Other Milestones, and The Ones We Have Yet to Pass

By Shane Stahl • June 26, 2020, 10:06 am Five years ago today, marriage equality became the law of the land when the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges—a watershed moment in American history. Read our reflection on this anniversary—and the work still to be done to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.

A historic decision just came down from the Supreme Court. Here’s what it means for LGBTQ freedom:

By Megan Clayton • June 16, 2020, 10:20 am This is big. It’s a watershed moment for our community, and for our nation’s continued drive toward freedom. But we still need to finish the job of protecting every LGBTQ American from discrimination.

Federal officials just rolled back LGBTQ healthcare protections

By Lola Olateju • June 13, 2020, 9:45 am Federal officials just rolled back LGBTQ healthcare protections. LGBTQ patients in 29 states can be refused care. Fight back by signing the pledge today!

Freedom for all means just that: Freedom for all

By Kasey Suffredini • June 4, 2020, 3:04 pm As an organization dedicated to securing equal treatment for all LGBTQ Americans, we stand in solidarity with our Black LGBTQ community members—and all Black Americans—in mourning George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and the millions of other Black Americans whose lives have been taken throughout our nation's history of oppression and systemic racism.  

Guest post: I’m fighting for my transgender son Aidan. For Mother’s Day, I’m hoping other moms will join me.

By Lola Olateju • May 10, 2020, 10:30 am On Mother's Day and every day, Sheila shares her story to fight for her transgender son Aidan. Will you share your story today?

Mythbuster: The Equality Act

By Communications Team • May 8, 2020, 1:25 pm Anti-LGBTQ activists are spreading lies and misconceptions about what the Equality Act does and doesn’t do. Here are the facts.

After Virginia, 1 thing you can do to help win LGBTQ protections nationwide

By Megan Clayton • April 11, 2020, 1:56 pm Moments ago, Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Values Act, making Virginia the 21st state, and the first state in the South, to fully protect LGBTQ people from discrimination!

(Not) Losing My Religion: People of Faith Advocating for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • April 10, 2020, 2:53 pm People of all faith backgrounds are opening their hearts and minds to their LGBTQ friends, and standing firmly in favor of comprehensive nondiscrimination protections. 

Don and Bill: Love, Laughs, and Legacy

By Shane Stahl • February 14, 2020, 10:07 am Bill Moore, now happily married to his loving husband Clint, reflects on the life of his friend and former partner Don Zarda, and how his legacy is helping make the case that LGBTQ Americans should be protected from discrimination.

FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   

Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ Dignity

By Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."

Masen Davis Bids Farewell

By Communications Team • November 13, 2019, 9:47 pm Outgoing CEO Masen Davis reflects on his time as leader of Freedom for All Americans, and looks forward to the future.

Conservative Community Leader in Georgia Recounts His Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:58 pm “You don’t have to agree with someone to support their rights,” Awet said. “It’s not conservative or liberal to support LGBTQ rights. It’s just the right thing to do.”

Coast Guard Veteran and Conservative Wants Americans to Unite Around Shared Goals

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:44 pm "Regardless of our political differences or social differences or socioeconomic differences, we have lots of things that unite all of us. I get that politics come into play and impact trans people, but I wish there was a way for us to come together and at least talk."