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.

Closer Than Ever to His Dream of Service: Transgender Recruit Takes Steps Toward Enlisting in U.S. Air Force

Logan Downs • Tualatin, Oregon

Nebraskan Faith Leader: Let’s Preach Radical Inclusivity and Love

Dylan Dell-Haro • Beatrice, NE

Pastor in Alaska Shares His Journey Toward Acceptance and Support for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

Martin Eldred • Eagle River, AK

Reverend Ed Bacon: “We Are Created to Be In Community”

Reverend Ed Bacon • Birmingham, AL

Mother of a Transgender Child in Georgia: “You Are As You Were Meant to Be”

Amanda Dewis • Johns Creek, Georgia

As Transgender Americans Can Finally Enlist in Military, A Transgender Veteran Shares His Story of Service

Ashley N. Scott • Inver Grove Heights, MN

Transgender Mississippi Woman Advocates in the Face of Discrimination

Malaysia Walker • Jackson, MS

Lifelong Detroit Resident Advocates for LGBTQ Elders in Michigan

Pat Baldwin • Detroit, MI

Transgender Woman Harassed at Local Grocery Store Thankful for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

Cassandra Hefton • Miami Beach, FL

Faith Love: Her Name is Her Mission

Faith Love • Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Carolinian Religious Leader: “Religion Does Not Justify Discrimination”

Reverend Dr. Terence Leathers • Clayton, NC

Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

Jessica Fernandez • Miami, FL
A Story Collection

Small Business Leaders Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination & Equal Treatment for All

11 Stories from 7 States
A Story Collection

One Year After Military Ban Announcement, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

Transgender Veterans Share Their Stories

Kentucky Attorney Advocates For Change In The Courtroom

Shannon Fauver • Louisville, KY

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