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From HIV/AIDS to COVID-19: Public health crises underscore need for policies that don’t discriminate

Chicago Tribune • November 30, 2020, 11:59 am Every year on Dec. 1, people around the globe commemorate World AIDS Day, an occasion to remember the many people who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS over the past 40 years. This year’s observance comes at a frightening surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.
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It’s time for legislators to pass the Ohio Fairness Act

The Columbus Dispatch • November 29, 2020, 11:54 am On behalf of our respective businesses and the Ohio Business Competes coalition, we implore the Ohio General Assembly to pass the Ohio Fairness Act (House Bill 369 and Senate Bill 11).
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As a transgender woman and fellow veteran, I ask Todd Young to back LGBTQ equality

Indy Star • November 29, 2020, 11:40 am If the recent election has told us anything, it’s that America is ready for change. We have elected a president and vice president who pledged to make ending discrimination against LGBTQ Americans a core feature of their administration and a top priority during their first 100 days in office.
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What Happens in Georgia Will Affect Every LGBTQ+ American

The Advocate • November 28, 2020, 11:58 am This month Georgia’s on everyone’s mind. Voters in the Peach State came out in record numbers to cast their ballots for President-elect Joe Biden, and for the first time in nearly two decades the state has chosen a Democratic presidential candidate. Now it’s vital that Georgians channel that grassroots energy into electoral action again. The run-off elections in January will determine what the U.S. Senate will prioritize for the next two years. And for the first time in a long time, there is a narrow pathway forward to passing LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections at the federal level.
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Living with HIV when LGBTQ rights aren’t guaranteed: Ontare Calwise • November 27, 2020, 11:51 am This year, as we approach World AIDS Day Dec. 1, I find myself reflecting on my years living with HIV, thinking about the progress we have made over the past four decades, as well as the fight still ahead.
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I’m a veteran. I’m a nurse. And I’m transgender.

LGBTQ Nation • November 20, 2020, 11:52 am I was devoted to defending the freedoms that all Americans hold dear. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I’m asking Congress to do the same.
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What to Expect When You’re Electing: 2020

By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2020, 9:51 am Not only is the highest office in the land up for grabs, but newly elected officials could consider and pass federal and state legislation to protect LGBTQ people in key areas of everyday life including housing, employment, and public spaces.
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Rep. Dan Kildee’s Call to Action: The US Senate Must Pass the Equality Act

PrideSource • October 27, 2020, 11:36 am In 2013, I had the privilege of standing on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court as the High Court announced its decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for a marriage equality decision just a few years later. This year, one of the few bright spots came in June, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers could not be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation or gender identity under federal law.
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We Have a Supreme Court Nominee. Here’s How We Move Forward

By Shane Stahl • September 29, 2020, 11:30 am How we continue to fight to protect all LGBTQ people from discrimination following the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
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IN THE NEWS: Alaska legislators, Congress need to provide LGBTQ protections

By Communications Team • July 6, 2020, 12:22 pm An oped by Rina Kowalski, a proud Indigenous LGBTQ2+ Activist, the founder of Indigenous Lives Matter and Mother of two who lives in Fairbanks.
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Mythbuster: The Equality Act

Anti-LGBTQ activists are spreading lies and misconceptions about what the Equality Act does and doesn’t do. Here are the facts.
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FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   
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Freedom for All Americans’ CEO Shares Personal Story in Support of Equality Act

By Communications Team • April 2, 2019, 2:36 pm Right now, bringing people together to support protections for LGBTQ people nationwide is more important than ever.
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Congress Holds Historic Equality Act Hearing as Support Across the Political Spectrum Grows

April 2, 2019, 12:37 pm Today, the House Judiciary committee held the first-ever historic hearing of the Equality Act, which would update federal law to include express and enduring nondiscrimination protections for Americans based on sexual orientation and gender identity across virtually every area of daily life.
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