Content Filed Under: Business Support

One of the most important communities regarding the fight for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections is the business community. Through their economic influence, they have the ability to sway and start discussions regarding the need for comprehensive non-discrimination laws. Here, a selection of businesses who have gone on record as supportive of the effort to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.


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Mississippi Entrepreneur Offers Gifts With ‘A Common Thread of Love’

April 30, 2018, 3:18 pm CeCe Garrett, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Mississippi, explains why she carries LGBTQ-supportive offerings in her shop, and how her faith and business sense have led her to be a fiercely supportive ally.
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Small Business Week: A Time to Recognize the Importance of LGBTQ Inclusion

By Shane Stahl • April 29, 2018, 10:18 am To engage in Small Business Week and recognize these businesses who have taken a stand against discrimination, Freedom For All Americans will be highlighting many of our partners through story collections, a selection of in-depth profiles, op-eds from leaders, and more.
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American Psychological Association Doubles Down on Opposition to Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 27, 2018, 6:03 am The American Psychological Association released a statement on February 24 affirming its earlier declaration that banning transgender military service is a detriment to the country, unfairly casting transgender people in a negative light.
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Small Business Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition Grows to 750 as Anniversary of Historic Ruling Approaches

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 12:20 pm This week, Freedom for All Americans’ Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition, which launched in December 2017 with support from 500 businesses, crossed a milestone by reaching more than 750 small business owners in states across the country, united in support of LGBTQ non-discrimination.
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Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.
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Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Growing Chorus of Voices Urging Businesses to Be #OpenToAll

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 2:41 pm High-profile faith leader and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton has recently spoken out against LGBTQ discrimination, tweeting his belief that businesses must remain #OpentoAll, and that all people are deserving of equal treatment.
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For Open To All Week, Small Business Owners Speak Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 11:12 am A summary of the simoprtant work Freedom For All Americans has done in creating a smallq
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New Ad From Movement Advancement Project Highlights “Open to All” Business Campaign

By Shane Stahl • March 13, 2018, 1:37 pm Our partners at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new ad featuring small business owners as part of their “Open to All” campaign, the effort to promote businesses being inclusive of LGBTQ people.
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Walgreens Issues Company-Wide Directive on Equal Treatment for Transgender Customers

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 5:13 pm Walgreens has announced it will change its restroom policies to ensure full dignity for transgender customers.
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American Bar Association Passes Resolution Supporting Title VII Protections for Transgender People

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 10:05 am On Monday, the American Bar Association passed a resolution asking Jeff Sessions to reverse policies denying Title VII protections for transgender people.
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Ohio Chamber of Commerce Officially Endorses HB 160, Statewide Non-Discrimination Legislation

By Shane Stahl • January 22, 2018, 12:47 pm For the first time, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has given their powerful endorsement to LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation.
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Amazon Narrows Its Search For New World Headquarters, Highlighting Importance of LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • January 18, 2018, 4:11 pm Today, Amazon revealed the much-anticipated list of 20 cities it is considering as finalists for its second world headquarters, informally known as HQ2.
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Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."
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Across the Country, 500+ Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2017, 11:32 am Days before the United States Supreme Court argument in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop,' 500+ small businesses are uniting to show their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Report: Small Businesses Oppose Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 18, 2017, 8:56 am On Thursday, November 16, the Small Business Majority released a report detailing polling it had conducted in five different states: North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, and Michigan. Overall, the report definitively states that small business believe discriminatory practices against LGBTQ customers is bad for business, and should not be allowed by law.