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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Badger State.

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Equality Act important for students, teachers

Leader-Telegram • July 15, 2021, 11:51 am I am an educator with 30-plus years of experience. Fostering authenticity, life skills and resilience has been the foundation of my instruction to thousands of middle-level students. Yet, as an LGBTQIA+ educator here in Wisconsin, I cannot always be authentic myself.
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Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.
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Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

January 7, 2019, 6:37 pm On his first day in office, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed an executive order which prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people in state employment and state contracting.
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Important Wisconsin Ruling Affirms Right to Nondiscriminatory Healthcare Coverage for Transgender State Workers

By Shane Stahl • September 19, 2018, 5:54 pm A statewide ban on transition-related healthcare has been struck down as discriminatory.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
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Q&A with Daniel Haack, Author of ‘Prince & Knight,’ New Children’s Book Starring Same-Sex Couple

By Adam Polaski • May 4, 2018, 2:43 pm We sat down with author Daniel Haack to discuss how books like Prince & Knight contribute to the movement for LGBTQ equal treatment, the importance of featuring LGBTQ characters in children's media, and the path forward for LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections.
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Local Steps Forward: Strong Movement on Local Protections, But Challenges Still Exist

By 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.
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This Week in LGBTQ Non-Discrimination: Bill Introductions, Discriminatory Moves, and More

By Shane Stahl • February 16, 2018, 5:55 pm This week in the continuing fight for LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination nationwide, we saw continued legislative pro-LGBTQ victory in South Dakota and a hearing in New Hampshire full of powerful testimony in support of transgender non-discrimination protections in the Granite State.
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Wisconsin Lawmakers Must Defeat Dangerous Attack on Local Attempts to Protect LGBTQ Residents

By Shane Stahl • February 7, 2018, 12:56 pm Legislation in Wisconsin has been introduced this week, which would interfere with local communities’ attempts to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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Local Steps Forward: City Ordinances, Council Leadership, and Moves to Protect Transgender Students

By Shane Stahl • January 10, 2018, 11:54 am A series of events at the local level nationwide concerning non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.
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Parties Settle in Landmark ‘Whitaker’ Case for Transgender Student Protections

By Adam Polaski • January 10, 2018, 10:40 am This week the parties involved in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District – Kenosha Unified School District in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and Ash Whitaker, a transgender student who graduated in 2017, reached a settlement agreement.
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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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Majority of Wisconsinites: Discrimination Has No Place in the Badger State

By Shane Stahl • December 4, 2017, 9:52 am A survey conducted by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in early November, the first of its kind, showed a majority of Wisconsinites are opposed to discrimination against transgender people.
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Giving Thanks and Moving Forward in the Movement for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • November 22, 2017, 11:59 am Today on Thanksgiving,  Freedom For All Americans is focusing all that we have to be grateful for.