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Republicans are essential to winning full LGBT freedom

CNN • June 8, 2018, 11:50 am While many Republicans, and more every year, are supportive of the LGBT community, there are holdouts and there are still issues to be resolved.
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Jennifer Williams Is Transgender, Republican, and Not Giving Up

The Daily Beast • April 2, 2018, 11:50 am Jennifer Williams, the first openly transgender delegate to attend a Republican National Convention, relishes changing party hearts and minds on Trump's military ban, and more.
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Transgender Women Make Their Case For Inclusion at Annual CPAC Gathering

By Shane Stahl • March 8, 2018, 5:00 pm A group of conservative transgender women speak about why they attended the annual CPAC gathering, and how they hope to educate conservatives about issues concerning the LGBTQ community.
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Mother to New Hampshire Lawmakers: Protect Transgender Teens with Legislation

February 10, 2018, 12:38 pm This piece was originally published in The New Hampshire Union Leader in February 2018 ahead of statewide discussion about dignity for transgender people in the Granite State. The editorial was written by Linda Fishbaugh, a Republican and the mother of a daughter who is transgender.
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Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

December 6, 2017, 9:57 am Jessica Fernandez, a conservative from Florida who has served as President of Miami Young Republicans, knows the importance of nondiscrimination laws.
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Masterpiece Cakeshop Reminds Me of Jim Crow. We Can’t Create New 2nd-Class Citizens.

USA Today • December 5, 2017, 11:56 am Montel Williams pens an oped on the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' case: "My heart has changed, due in large part to patient counsel by friends in the LGBT community who helped me understand why I was wrong."
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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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Colorado’s Republican Attorney General Defends LGBTQ Non-Discrimination in Brief to Supreme Court

By Adam Polaski • October 25, 2017, 4:02 pm "Nondiscrimination is not a Democratic or Republican value — it’s about freedom and opportunity for all and the right of all families to work hard and care for themselves."
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Transgender Conservative Woman Bridges the Gap Between Republican Party and LGBTQ Community

August 31, 2017, 8:57 am Jennifer Williams has been working over the past few years to encourage the Republican Party to advance its understanding and vocalize support for transgender dignity, equality, and non-discrimination protections. She has become a leading voice seeking to change the party from within – the party that she has been a part of for so long, which has espoused her deeply held values of individual liberty and personal freedom.
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South Carolina Governor: No Need for Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Law

By Adam Polaski • August 2, 2017, 1:41 pm Governor McMaster is the latest Republican in a long line of Republican Governors to condemn bills that restrict transgender people from using the restroom.
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GOP Senators Break with Trump Over Transgender Troop Ban

The Hill • July 27, 2017, 12:00 pm Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter that transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military.
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Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

March 13, 2017, 6:55 pm The cover of National Geographic may be the highest-profile experience Avery Jackson and her mom have undertaken so far, but the family is not new to speaking out about what it means to be transgender and why our laws must protect transgender people from discrimination.
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As Wyoming Lawmakers Withdraw Bill, Republican Governor Dissuades Focus on Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 10:38 am Wyoming Equality, the statewide organization that worked to defeat the bill, posted to Facebook shortly after: "You did it! Thanks to your calls, your letters, your outcry, HB 135 is dead. But the fight isn't over, we need you more than ever to fight these bills and support the good ones."
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South Dakota Governor Latest Republican Leader to Dismiss Need for Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • January 12, 2017, 1:48 pm Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota said there is no need to revive last year’s ill-fated legislation to ban transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
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Republican Governor in Massachusetts Will Vote to Preserve Transgender Protections in 2018

By Adam Polaski • October 21, 2016, 11:00 am This week, Massachusetts' Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, told Boston Public Radio that he is committed to upholding transgender non-discrimination and will vote to defend #TransLawMA when it goes to the ballot in 2018.