Content Filed Under: Transgender Freedom Project

The Transgender Freedom Project works to amplify the stories of transgender people, their families, and their loved ones, in order to paint the complete picture of who transgender people are and the need for comprehensive, inclusive nondiscrimination protections.


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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Megan Clayton • July 7, 2016, 8:57 pm Victory tonight in Washington state, where we're celebrating the defeat of I-1515 - a harmful proposed ballot initiative that would have repealed the state's 10-year-old non-discrimination laws ensuring fair and equal treatment of transgender people.
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FFAA and Tumblr Team Up to Launch New Digital Action Platform Encouraging Users to Get Involved in Social Change

By Megan Clayton • July 5, 2016, 12:34 pm Last month, Freedom for All Americans partnered with Tumblr for the microblogging platform’s first edition of IssueTime, a live virtual event that brings together expert panelists to answer users' questions about a pressing issue or current event.
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Transgender Advocates Andy Marra and Zeke Christopoulos Speak Out on Tumblr’s AnswerTime

By Megan Clayton • July 5, 2016, 12:32 pm Last week, transgender rights advocates Andy Marra and Zeke Christopoulos hosted Tumblr’s “Answer Time,” a community-driven Q&A series with celebrities, public officials, activists and other movers-and-shakers.
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HISTORIC: Department of Defense Lifts Ban on Open Service for Transgender Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • June 30, 2016, 1:55 pm Today in a video announcement from the United States Department of Defense, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the Pentagon will be ending its discriminatory policy prohibiting open service for transgender Americans.
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For Transgender Graduate, Passage of Transgender Protections Bill Would Mean Safety and Security at Home

May 31, 2016, 3:50 pm Andrew is also looking forward to passage of the transgender protections bill, known as #TransBillMA. "This bill would send a really strong message to transgender people living in the state, but also to the country, that we aren't going to buy the hysteria that surrounds this legislation so often."
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How HB2’s Passage Inspired This Transgender Man to Share His Story

May 23, 2016, 1:42 pm Prior to Gov. McCrory's unprecedented passage of HB 2, Zeke hadn't told anyone at his job that he is transgender. But when it became law, he felt compelled to tell his story.
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Son of Transgender Woman in Wisconsin Aims to Help Others Journey Toward Understanding

May 16, 2016, 11:40 am Although he is a straight, cisgender male, his parent Carla is a transgender woman – and Robert knows that she, and so many other transgender people, are vulnerable to discrimination just because of who they are.
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New Affordable Care Act Rule Protects Transgender Patients from Discrimination in Health Care and Coverage

By Megan Clayton • May 13, 2016, 3:31 pm The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a final rule under the Affordable Care Act that prohibits denying health care or health coverage to people on the basis of gender identity.
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Federal Officials Affirm Respect for Transgender Students in Public Schools

By Adam Polaski • May 13, 2016, 10:18 am The letter comes as the administration increasingly vocalizes its position that Title VII and Title IX protections extend to transgender Americans.
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With Momentum Building for #TransBillMA, Department of Corrections Sergeant Calls for Bill’s Passage

May 10, 2016, 10:07 am "It's just crazy that here I am, a law enforcement officer who can be denied entry to any public space because of who I am."
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Video Story of Transgender Man Impacted by HB2 Hits North Carolina TV Stations

By Adam Polaski • May 10, 2016, 8:54 am It will begin airing on television stations in Raleigh and Charlotte this week, following a successful online ad buy that generated nearly a third of a million views.
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WATCH: New Ad Featuring Transgender North Carolinian Illustrates Absurd Consequences of HB2

By Megan Clayton • May 2, 2016, 8:18 am Today the American Unity Fund, Freedom for All Americans and Equality North Carolina launched a new ad featuring a transgender North Carolina man and two of his business associates as they share their concerns about North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which codified anti-transgender policies into state law.
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When the Political is Personal

• April 21, 2016, 10:54 am "The whole reason I got into LGBT work in the first place was that I wanted to make other peoples’ experiences better than mine," says Kasey Suffredini. "Now that we have the attention, we have to tell our stories. Most Americans believe in fairness, and I think when they understand the reality that most trans people face, they’re going to say, ‘surely we can do better.’"
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Farmer, Grandmother, and Volunteer Firefighter Talks Growing Up Transgender in Nebraska

April 19, 2016, 5:49 pm For years, Ashley crisscrossed the state speaking in schools and churches, telling her story. “I wasn’t going to transition. Now I ended up becoming an activist. I never thought of that happening.”
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Transgender Freedom Project: Broadcast Interview, FOX SF

• April 12, 2016, 8:56 pm Kasey Suffredini, director of the Transgender Freedom Project, gives an interview to a local Bay Area FOX station about the TFP's goals and activities.