American Voices for Freedom

Discrimination is wrong—period. That’s why across the country, Americans are speaking out in support of protecting hardworking gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. Business leaders, people of faith and a bipartisan coalition of supporters are joining with LGBT people and their families in agreeing that it’s time for non-discrimination protections nationwide. Read their stories below.

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Carter Cantrell • Columbus, OH
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“Without Hope, What Do We Have?”: Travis Scheadler on the Importance of Allowing Transgender Athletes to Participate in Youth Sports

Travis Scheadler • Columbus, OH

We Need More Education for Quality Health Care and Legal Protections for All LGBTQ Americans

Positively Positive • Seattle, WA

LGBTQ Protections Would Make Our Country Safer and More Inclusive

Anonymous • Arizona

Olympian, Champion, Advocate: Kathy Johnson Clarke, OLY on Protecting Transgender Athletes From Discrimination

Kathy Johnson Clarke, OLY • Florida

Colorado Conservative Rallies Support for Protecting LGBTQ People from Discrimination

Mario Nicolais • Denver, CO

Conservative Woman in Florida Recounts Facing Employment Discrimination Just After Coming Out as Transgender

Erin Dotten • Broward County, FL

Pennsylvania Republican Encourages Fellow Conservatives to Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Chad Hussein • Lansdale, PA

Drawing on Conservative Activism and Faith Background, Pennsylvania Man Pushes Toward LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

Randy Orso • Hawley, PA

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

Awet Eyasu • Clarkston, GA

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

Zander Keig, LCSW • Jacksonville, FL

Mother of Transgender Soldier: “She Has a Voice That Can Build Bridges, Not Put Up Walls.”

Ronnie King • Little Compton, RI

Houston Couple Denied Service by a Tax Preparer Speaks Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Kim Bowman & Debbie Beach • Houston, TX

Small Businesses Are Standing Up Against LGBTQ Discrimination — Now More Than Ever

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