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.

Montana Woman Who Faced Housing & Employment Discrimination Testifies for LGBT Non-Discrimination

Kathleen O'Donnell • Laurel, MT

Army National Guard Service Member Lobbies Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination in Texas

Natalie Rose • Austin, TX

Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

Rev. Mykal Slack • Durham, NC

Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

Debi Jackson • Kansas City, MO

My Transgender Daughter is a Beloved Child of God

Jamie Bruesehoff • Vernon, NJ

Transgender Woman in Jacksonville Celebrates Big City Council Victory for LGBT Non-Discrimination

Tricia Russell • Jacksonville, FL

After Testifying for Her Transgender Son in Utah, Conservative Mormon Mother Stands Up for Transgender Equality Nationwide

Neca Allgood • Syracuse, UT

Transgender Veteran in Missouri Fights for a World Free of Discrimination

Cathy Serino • Linn, MO

Same-Sex Couple Faced Housing Discrimination at Active Adult Community in Arizona

Jim Brooks & Bob Campbell • Tucson, AZ

Transgender Woman in Arizona Faces Employment Discrimination Three Times in Two Years

Brooke Thorne • Tucson, AZ

Transgender Man in Georgia Outlines the Calculations Necessary for Transitioning Without Non-Discrimination Protections

Ames Simmons • Atlanta, Georgia

How This Openly Gay Student Body President Helped Foster LGBT Inclusion at Notre Dame

Bryan Ricketts • Notre Dame, IN

Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

Stories on the LGBT Movement in Catholicism from Across the Country

Why We Must Defend Transgender Protections in Massachusetts

Kaden Mohamed • Allston, MA

Chair of Notre Dame’s LGBT Alumni Group Calls for Greater Inclusion in the Catholic Church

Jack Bergen • Boston, MA

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