Content Filed Under: LGBT University

Posts highlighting LGBT University, the program offered through Freedom For All Americans that recruits and trains the next generation of leaders in the LGBTQ non-discrimination movement.

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LGBT University Launches Fourth Cohort During Busy New Hampshire Legislative Session

By Adam Polaski • January 23, 2018, 7:40 am LGBT-U, the program to train and develop the next generation of leaders in the non-discrimination movement, began its fourth cohort January 6 and 7.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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Nine Ways Freedom for All Americans Advanced LGBTQ Equal Treatment in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 21, 2017, 1:40 pm The LGBTQ community fought battles to protect our progress and advance equality at the local, state and federal levels in 2017. The entire team at Freedom For All Americans was proud to support or lead on these efforts along the way.
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LGBT University Apprentices Commit to Making #EveryoneWelcome in Transgender Public Education Campaign

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2017, 2:03 pm This month several members of the LGBT University Apprenticeship program filmed videos about their support for transgender equality as part of the #EveryoneWelcome campaign/
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Coaching and Celebrating LGBT University’s Second Cohort of Apprenticeship Graduates

By Freedom for All Americans • April 17, 2017, 3:48 pm I cannot explain the honor of watching four unique, diverse, and hardworking teams compete, yet support one another, in their shared vision of a country that fulfills its promise of opportunity and freedom for all.

Christian Pastor Says Jesus’ Example of ‘Peace and Justice’ Drives His Support for LGBT Equality

September 13, 2016, 4:30 pm Reverend Salvatore Sapienza became a Christian pastor because he believes in the way of love, peace and justice that Jesus demonstrated. He serves as pastor for the United Church of Christ in Douglas, Michigan.
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LGBT-U Q&A: Jennie Reiken in St. Petersburg, FL

By Adam Polaski • August 31, 2016, 1:25 pm Now, LGBT University apprentice Jennie Reiken she’s looking forward to applying the skills she honed working for marriage equality to other forms of anti-LGBT discrimination.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Rebecca Kling in Washington, D.C.

By Megan Clayton • August 26, 2016, 11:32 am As our nation grapples with the issue of transgender rights, we spoke with Rebecca Kling, a transgender rights activist who currently works for the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Glenna DeJong in Lansing, MI

By Megan Clayton • August 22, 2016, 6:28 pm Michigan native Glenna DeJong describes herself as an “accidental activist.” The “accidental” part came on March 22, 2014, when Glenna and her partner became the first same-sex couple to marry in Michigan—though that wasn’t their intention.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Matthew Zaradich in Chicago, IL

By Adam Polaski • August 19, 2016, 12:00 pm "My favorite part of LGBT-U has been getting to know my fellow apprentices. Together, we've formed a support network across the country that has been so very helpful in our own individual efforts to make LGBT equality a reality in every city, every state, every region across the country. "
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WATCH: LGBT University Accepting Applications Through Friday July 22!

By Adam Polaski • July 19, 2016, 2:48 pm This week marks the final week of applications for the third cohort of LGBT University, Freedom for All Americans Education Fund’s program that develops and trains the next wave of LGBT movement leaders.
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LGBT University Apprentice in Florida Works to Strengthen Orlando Community

By Adam Polaski • July 5, 2016, 7:00 am This post was written by Hannah Willard, an LGBT University apprentice in the Class of 2016. Through her work with Equality Florida and One Orlando, Hannah – who lives in Orlando – has been working to organize her community following the senseless loss of 49 lives in an LGBT club on June 12.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Chris Geggie Hones in Ohio

By Adam Polaski • April 15, 2016, 7:04 pm To get ready for April's LGBT University session, we spoke with Chris Geggie, who has worked in nearly a half-dozen states on campaigns to advance equality for LGBT individuals. We asked why he wanted to get involved with LGBT-U, what he's gotten out of it so far, and why it's important for the nation to move forward on full protections for LGBT people.
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This Week: LGBT University Apprentices Convene in Philadelphia to Learn Campaign Strategies

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2016, 11:34 am "This week's trainings offer crucial education and intensive preparation in order to move the needle forward on additional victories as soon as possible," Katie Belanger said.