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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Lone Star State.
Indigenous LGBTQ Americans on their hopes for 2021: Nondiscrimination protections, and an end to anti-transgender violenceBy Megan Clayton • November 24, 2020, 8:17 am For Native American Heritage Month, our Indigenous messengers reflect on what progress they hope to see for LGBTQ Americans in the future.
Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story CollectionBy Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.
I’m a Texan and a Republican, and That is Exactly Why I’m Urging the Supreme Court to Protect LGBTQ AmericansNewsweek • November 19, 2019, 3:36 pm Former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Strauss authored this piece on why his Republican values motivate his support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination: "LGBTQ people deserve protection from discrimination. Respecting human dignity, striving for mutual respect and ensuring equal opportunity are nonpartisan values. They are goals we can all work toward together."
Former Texas House Speaker Shares How His Republican Values Motivate His Support for LGBTQ DignityBy Adam Polaski • November 19, 2019, 3:33 pm "As a lifelong Republican, I believe all Americans should have the opportunity to work and the freedom to go about their daily lives without the fear of discrimination."
Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ EqualityBy Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
This Week in Nondiscrimination: Important Anniversaries, Movement in the Courts, Another Bad Bill in OH, and a Maryland Candidate Makes HistoryBy Shane Stahl • June 29, 2018, 4:06 pm Stories from OH, TX, NY, MD, WA and CO are featured this week.
This Week in Nondiscrimination: Anti-LGBTQ Moves in TX and OH, a Show of Support in MA and GA, and Positive Rulings in PA and ORBy Shane Stahl • June 22, 2018, 5:00 pm Victories in the courts, protections enacted in GA, but anti-LGBTQ moves in OH and TX.
Reflecting on Big Victories and Advances for LGBTQ Equal Treatment on Give OUT DayBy Shane Stahl • April 19, 2018, 9:29 am Freedom For All Americans reflects on the work we've done throughout 2017 and 2018 to prevent LGBTQ discrimination in time for 2018's National Give Out Day.
For the First Time, Federal Judge in Texas Finds that Title VII Protects Transgender WorkersBy Adam Polaski • April 10, 2018, 2:44 pm "Applying these recent cases, the court assumes that Wittmer's status as a transgender woman places her under the protections of Title VII."
Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still ExistBy Shane Stahl • March 1, 2018, 3:14 pm February saw positive moves in Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming, but an unfortunate setback in Wisconsin. Our Local Steps Forward roundup for February, 2018.
Austin’s First Transgender Police Officer Shares How His Wife’s Support During His Transition Was InvaluableFebruary 13, 2018, 6:17 pm Now, with support from his wife and colleagues, Greg is continuing in his own way to increase understanding of transgender people and grow support for non-discrimination protections in Texas.
On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ CouplesFebruary 13, 2018, 5:22 pm
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!