Content Filed Under: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination

Posts regarding the actions of individual Mayors, as well as the coalition Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a program started by Freedom For All Americans.

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NC Mayor: Burr, Tillis Need to Stand Up and Protect NC’s LGBTQ Residents

Cardinal and Pine • March 30, 2021, 1:13 pm This mayor explains why her town passed protections for LGBTQ people, and why more protections are needed.
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Improving the standard for equality across Pa.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • March 28, 2021, 1:07 pm With the swift passage of the Equality Act by the House of Representatives, it’s clear that passing a federal nondiscrimination law to protect LGBTQ people is a priority. The Senate now has an opportunity to make significant headway on the issue of equality.
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Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Reaches Milestone of 350 Mayors From 50 States

November 22, 2019, 12:56 pm Today the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition announced that it has reached more than 350 mayors from all 50 states across the country. The coalition is the first coalition of its kind to bring mayors and local officials together to take concrete steps that advance LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections.
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Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Coalition Gathers to Discuss Progress and Future Efforts

By Shane Stahl • January 25, 2018, 3:17 pm Today, January 25, dozens of members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 meeting of the coalition.
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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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Arizona Judge Protects LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Phoenix

By Adam Polaski • October 27, 2017, 10:41 am The decision from a Maricopa County Superior Court judge found that a retail store that sells wedding invitations and other wedding-related stationary and objections cannot be exempt from the city of Phoenix's non-discrimination ordinance.
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Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to More Than 250 in Nearly Every State

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2017, 3:15 pm In total, 257 mayors from 47 states and the District of Columbia are part of the program, led by the national organization Freedom for All Americans. The mayors hail from cities large and small and represent in total more than 57 million constituents.
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In Tumblr IssueTime Event, Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Answer Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 12:24 pm This week five representatives from Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a coalition of nearly 250 mayors from nearly every state in the country, participated in a special virtual event hosted by Tumblr.
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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.
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Nashville Mayor Wants Visitors to Know Her City Welcomes All, Despite New Anti-LGBT Law

By Megan Clayton • June 3, 2016, 6:47 pm Last week, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry strongly condemned a dangerous new Tennessee law that allows counselors to refuse helping patients if doing so conflicts with that counselor’s “strongly held principles.”
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Amid Discussion of Statewide Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative, Seattle Mayor Strengthens Local Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 11, 2016, 2:07 pm This week, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signed an executive order ensuring that the city of Seattle has the policies and procedures in place necessary to create a fully "fair, inclusive, and safe" place for transgender Washingtonians.
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NYC Mayor Takes Action to Strengthen Protections for Transgender New Yorkers

By Adam Polaski • March 10, 2016, 1:12 pm This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a policy affirming that transgender individuals are able to use the restroom and facilities that align with the gender they live every day.
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As Mayors Coalition Forms, Pennsylvania Governor Reiterates Call for LGBT Protections

By Adam Polaski • March 4, 2016, 12:55 pm In response to two new federal legal cases filed by the EEOC alleging anti-gay discrimination, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf reiterated his statewide call for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections.