Content Filed Under: Alabama

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Yellowhammer State.

Press Release

America Competes Coalition Denounces Passage of AL Anti-Transgender Bills

April 8, 2022, 2:44 pm Today America Competes, a business coalition that supports LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections and opposes measures that exclude, isolate, or harm LGBTQ people, expressed opposition to the recent passage of two anti-transgender, anti-LGBTQ bills in Alabama.
Press Release

AL Passes Bill Making it a Felony for Transgender Youth to Access Health Care

April 7, 2022, 5:07 pm  Today Alabama became the latest of a number of state legislatures to pass sweeping bills that roll back protections for LGBTQ people, and which particularly attack the basic rights of transgender youth.
News Clip

How People Living With HIV Can Benefit From the Equality Act

Plus Magazine • May 25, 2021, 4:01 pm The federal legislation — waiting for a vote in the Senate — will end numerous aspects of discrimination against people with HIV.
Blog Post

Local Steps Forward: Policies Updated, Protections Passed, and Pending Progress

By Shane Stahl • June 8, 2018, 6:07 pm The latest in nondiscrimination news at the local level for April and May of 2018.
Blog Post

Montevallo Becomes Second Alabama City to Pass LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • April 24, 2018, 10:58 am Montevallo becomes only the second Alabama city with LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.
Blog Post

This Week in Nondiscrimination: A Historic Victory in Alaska and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Defeated

By Shane Stahl • April 6, 2018, 11:14 am Our weekly news roundup on all things nondiscrimination for the week of April 1.
Blog Post

Trailblazing Out Legislator Patricia Todd Set to Retire After 12 Years in Alabama House

By Shane Stahl • April 5, 2018, 10:55 am Patricia Todd, the first openly gay legislator elected to office in the state of Alabama, has announced she will retire after serving 12 years in the Alabama House of Representatives.

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

January 16, 2018, 9:20 am The Reverend Ed Bacon shares how his faith journey has led him to embrace the LGBTQ community, and why he believes non-discrimination is essential.
Blog Post

Alabama Voters Reject Roy Moore and His History of Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • December 12, 2017, 10:39 pm Tonight, December 12, in a special Senate election in Alabama, Doug Jones defeated former state Supreme Court chief justice and anti-LGBT advocate Roy Moore.
Blog Post

Alabama Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill into Law

By Adam Polaski • May 3, 2017, 7:27 pm The new law allows taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on the agency’s moral or religious beliefs.
Blog Post

Alabama Governor Must Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 26, 2017, 4:54 pm Late on Tuesday, April 25, the Alabama House of Representatives gave final approval to a measure allowing taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Blog Post

This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
Blog Post

LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
Blog Post

Anti-LGBT Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended for Ethics Violations

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2016, 1:59 pm Today, September 30 – just one day after a hearing on six judicial ethics violations – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was found guilty on all six counts and suspended for the remainder of his term without pay.
Blog Post

One Week After Its Passage, Oxford City Council in Alabama Repeals Anti-Transgender Ordinance

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2016, 4:10 pm Yesterday, May 4, the Oxford City Council in Oxford, Alabama voted 3-2 to repeal a broad, discriminatory ordinance that could have punished transgender people by forcing them to face to face up to six months in jail or a $500 fine simply for using a public restroom.