Content Filed Under: Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination

Posts regarding small businesses who have lent their support for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections.

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Equality Act right for nation

Lincoln Journal Star • June 15, 2021, 10:26 am As a small business owner, my bottom line is critically important. It ensures the business I’ve owned and operated for 11 years in Lincoln and Omaha can thrive and my obligations to my family, 19 employees, clients and community can be met. When something threatens my bottom line, I identify the problem and take action, which is exactly what we need to do in Nebraska right now.

Small Businesses Are Standing Up Against LGBTQ Discrimination — Now More Than Ever

May 10, 2019, 9:41 am
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Major Businesses Including Lyft & Yelp Agree Businesses Should Be Open To All

By Shane Stahl • July 31, 2018, 11:33 am The Open to All coalition now boasts over 1,200 businesses speaking out against discrimination.
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Former Small Business Administration Head Voices Support for #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2018, 3:45 pm Today Karen Mills, who served as Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 until 2013, under President Barack Obama, expressed her support for Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination and the #OpenToAll coalition.

Ohio Business Owners on Small Business Week: “Everyone Who Enters is Part of Our Story”

May 2, 2018, 1:57 pm Small business owner Jennie Doran of Ohio speaks about the store she and her husband Andrew have successfully run for 10 years, and explains how discriminating against potential customers is disgraceful and dangerous.

Restaurant Owners in Kansas Know the Importance of Remaining #OpenToAll

May 2, 2018, 1:41 pm Restaurant owners Carlos Renteria and his husband Jaime talk about creating a unique and fulfilling experience at their Wichita restaurant, and why their business is #OpentoAll.

During Small Business Week, Small Business Owners Share Why They Are #OpenToAll

May 1, 2018, 4:14 pm

During Small Business Week, small business owners across the country are speaking out about their support for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections and confronting the arguments from anti-LGBTQ activists in the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read their stories:

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VIDEO: Small Businesses Nationwide Speak Out in Support of LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Adam Polaski • May 1, 2018, 12:21 pm Watch a video from Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination about the coalition and the importance of Small Business Week:

Ohio Couple Bakes With Pride – Inclusivity is Icing on the Cake

April 30, 2018, 3:27 pm Ohio entrepreneurs Letha and Wendy Pugh, owners of Bake Me Happy gluten-free bakery, talk about what being inclusive means to them, and how their artistic expression isn't compromised by catering to people from all walks of life.

Mississippi Entrepreneur Offers Gifts With ‘A Common Thread of Love’

April 30, 2018, 3:18 pm CeCe Garrett, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Mississippi, explains why she carries LGBTQ-supportive offerings in her shop, and how her faith and business sense have led her to be a fiercely supportive ally.

Social Media Toolkit: Sharing Support for LGBTQ Equal Treatment for Small Business Week

April 30, 2018, 10:19 am During National Small Business Week, April 29–May 5, members of Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination are taking to social media to share their support for LGBTQ–inclusive nondiscrimination protections. 
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Small Business Week: A Time to Recognize the Importance of LGBTQ Inclusion

By Shane Stahl • April 29, 2018, 10:18 am To engage in Small Business Week and recognize these businesses who have taken a stand against discrimination, Freedom For All Americans will be highlighting many of our partners through story collections, a selection of in-depth profiles, op-eds from leaders, and more.
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Small Business Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition Grows to 750 as Anniversary of Historic Ruling Approaches

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 12:20 pm This week, Freedom for All Americans’ Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition, which launched in December 2017 with support from 500 businesses, crossed a milestone by reaching more than 750 small business owners in states across the country, united in support of LGBTQ non-discrimination.
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For Open To All Week, Small Business Owners Speak Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 11:12 am A summary of the simoprtant work Freedom For All Americans has done in creating a smallq
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New Ad From Movement Advancement Project Highlights “Open to All” Business Campaign

By Shane Stahl • March 13, 2018, 1:37 pm Our partners at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) today released a new ad featuring small business owners as part of their “Open to All” campaign, the effort to promote businesses being inclusive of LGBTQ people.