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Transgender Americans Win Historic Victories from Coast to Coast on Election Night 2017

November 8, 2017, 12:28 pm Transgender Americans won historic races in Virginia, Minnesota, Georgia, and California last night -- delivering a rebuke not just to President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ agenda, but to state lawmakers who have doggedly pursued anti-transgender legislation in recent years.
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Macon-Bibb, Georgia Expands Non-Discrimination Employment Protections to LGBT Public Employees

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 10:44 am This month, the Board of Commissioners in Macon-Bibb, Georgia voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance updating its municipal non-discrimination protections to LGBT people so that no one can face employment discrimination because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Members of Congress Urge Full 11th Circuit to Rehear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:02 pm "We firmly believe that Title VII’s sex discrimination provision already prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity."
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Lawmakers Ignore Damage of Anti-LGBT Legislation, Advancing Discriminatory Bills

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2017, 11:26 am Each weekend of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination.
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In Powerful Dissent, 11th Circuit Judge Explains Why Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 13, 2017, 1:32 pm On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled against Jameka Evans, Lambda Legal's client in a case where Evans was fired by her employer for being a lesbian.
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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.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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New Report Highlights Economic Impact of Georgia’s Lack of Modern Civil Rights Laws, Including LGBT Protections

By Megan Clayton • January 17, 2017, 11:37 am The report, titled Liberty & Justice in Georgia: Protecting Our Heritage & Growing Our Competitive Future, speaks in detail about this lapse in basic civil rights protections, a status that places Georgia as one of the weakest states in the nation in terms of its ability to protect citizens from discrimination, including LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.

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

October 31, 2016, 6:36 pm No one should have to spend years of their life calculating and measuring and worrying about whether it is safe to be who they are.
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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.

Bisexual Woman in Georgia Talks Family Acceptance and Strengthening Southern Advocacy Efforts

September 21, 2016, 11:27 am As a bisexual woman – and former employee of a major national LGBT organization – Beth's story about why she celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week (#BiWeek) stems from a range of unique perspectives.

Civil Rights Leader Fighting to Weed Out Seeds of LGBT Discrimination in Georgia

August 10, 2016, 3:23 pm Mr. Francys Johnson is a lifelong Georgian—and for him, the fight against the codification of discrimination in his home state traces back to his childhood. He’s now a practicing lawyer, minister, and the president of the Georgia NAACP—the state’s oldest and largest civil rights organization