The Transgender Freedom Project is a national, centralized public education campaign to build public support for transgender-inclusive nondiscrimination protections. The goals of the project are to introduce more Americans to who transgender people are, develop winning campaign messages and strategies, and equip policymakers and campaigners with the proven strategies and tools needed to successfully advocate for laws that make transgender people safer and more equal.


Empowering Transgender Advocates in the Fight for Non-Discrimination

Amplify Transgender Stories

Amplify the stories of transgender Americans and their lives in the media and in statehouses to educate Americans about who they are and the harms caused by the discrimination they face.

Develop Winning Strategies

Identify evidence-based messages and deploy key messengers that debunk myths about transgender lives and grow support for equal treatment.

Equip Leaders

Bring the most effective tactics, strategies, and resources in transgender organizing and advocacy to local nondiscrimination campaigns.

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Each day we're publishing the latest about our work with the Transgender Freedom Project – including compelling new stories, facts about the discrimination transgender Americans face, and exciting news on how we're moving forward. Follow us on the Transgender Freedom Project Tumblr to stay updated.
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Get Immediate Support

If you are someone who is transgender, gender non-conforming, or questioning, and you're struggling, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, you deserve immediate help. Please call our partners at Trans Lifeline or The Trevor Project for immediate support and services.
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Sign the pledge saying you’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with transgender Americans in the fight for LGBT non-discrimination protections. Then be sure to invite your friends to take action too.
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Transgender Voices for Freedom

In most parts of the country, Americans have yet to meet a transgender person. That means it can be hard to understand the challenges transgender Americans face every single day. We must change that in order to have an honest dialogue about the comprehensive protections transgender Americans desperately need. 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. Are you interested in getting more involved with the Transgender Freedom Project and sharing your story? Please fill out this form.
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Trans 101: Information for Trans Public Education Campaigns

The success of campaigns for nondiscrimination protections hinges on the effectiveness of efforts to build familiarity with, and understanding of, transgender people. Misrepresentations of transgender people have been used to stop nondiscrimination protections and even repeal existing laws that protect LGBT people.

Responding to “Reasonable Accommodations” Provisions in School Gender Inspection Bills

Using the restroom is a basic human need, regardless of whether you are transgender, and everyone should be able to use the restroom without fear or discrimination. But our opposition hopes to make these discriminatory restroom restrictions more amenable under the guise of “reasonable accommodations” language in school gender inspection bills.

School “Gender Inspection” Bills

Every student needs to use the restroom, and every student should expect safety and privacy when using them. However, state lawmakers are attempting to pass laws that would invade everyone’s personal and medical privacy by requiring all students to prove that their anatomy matches either the sex on their birth certificate or the sign at the door of a restroom.

Inclusion of Public Accommodations in LGBT Nondiscrimination Laws

In-depth look at why transgender Americans, like all Americans, value privacy and security – and why comprehensive nondiscrimination laws are about far more than just restrooms. Dismissing them as a "bathroom bill" is misleading and ignores the important protections they provide in other areas of life.

An Ally’s Guide to Talking About Non-Discrimination for LGBT People

This Ally’s Guide to Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People provides proven approaches to help build and sustain solid, lasting support for nondiscrimination laws, and also factually and effectively address concerns that might be raised when discussing the need for such laws.

Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey

A study from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality on how transgender and gender non-conforming people face injustice at every turn.

Honoring Strong LGBT Support Among People of Faith on Religious Freedom Day

By Adam Polaski • January 16, 2017, 11:47 am The freedom of religion should be celebrated as a fundamental right, something vital for all people in our country – but it should never be used as a weapon, something explicitly and specifically leveraged to harm a class of people or make discrimination easier.

In Outrageous Ruling, Judge Grants Request by States Seeking to Roll Back Federal Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • August 22, 2016, 9:12 am The lawsuit, at its basest level, is a shameful attack on transgender people with one purpose: To enshrine transgender people as second-class citizens under the law and inflict discrimination into their everyday lives.

Transgender Fashion Model Tracey Norman: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Live Your Truth’

By Adam Polaski • August 17, 2016, 11:58 am Tracey's beautiful comeback story is inspiring – a signal that the world has changed for so many, and a motivation for us to continue pushing forward and committing to lasting, full non-discrimination protections once and for all.

WATCH: Chris Mosier, Transgender Athlete, Appears in Stunning New Nike Ad

By Adam Polaski • August 9, 2016, 10:19 am This week, in a huge step forward for visibility for transgender people, a new TV ad from Nike debuted during Olympics coverage on Monday night.

WATCH: Transgender People Share Experiences Transitioning in the Workplace with Supportive Coworkers

By Adam Polaski • August 3, 2016, 9:31 am This week Logo released a new web video that helps showcase the stories of transgender Americans and underline the importance of coworkers, friends, and other allies accepting, understanding, and affirming their identities.

Groundbreaking New TV Ad Promoting Transgender Protections Will Debut During Republican National Convention

By Adam Polaski • July 11, 2016, 8:00 am Today, Freedom for All Americans is proud to stand up for the launch of a new national television ad showcasing the discrimination that transgender Americans face each day.

VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Cameron Tolle • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.’"

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.

Let Transgender People Achieve Their American Dream

CNN • April 5, 2016, 9:30 am Kasey Suffredini, a transgender attorney, chief program officer at Freedom for All Americans, and director of the Transgender Freedom Project, pens an op-ed about the crucial need for public education on transgender issues.

Activists Try to Calm Fears Over Transgender Bathroom Access

• April 3, 2016, 10:37 am The Associated Press announces the launch of the Transgender Freedom Project in the context of the current landscape on LGBT nondiscrimination and transgender equality.

Discriminatory Laws Hurt Health of LGBT Tennesseans

The Tennesseean • April 1, 2016, 10:00 am These bills, among other anti-gay and anti-transgender legislation, are potentially harmful to the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Tennesseans. Numerous public health studies have demonstrated that institutional and policy-based discrimination causes harm and leads to substantial health disparities.

It’s Time for a Vote on the Massachusetts Transgender Bill

The Boston Globe • March 30, 2016, 4:28 pm Governor Baker and the Legislature appear to be stuck in a game of chicken on an important piece of legislation. The game needs to stop, and the legislation needs to be called for a vote.

Paul Ryan’s Hometown Bans LGBT Discrimination

The Huffington Post • March 29, 2016, 1:00 pm “Local cities know what is best for their residents, and the Janesville council members did the right thing by passing protections that ensure none of their constituents can be denied a job or refused services because of who they are,” said Matt McTighe, executive director of the pro-LGBT rights group Freedom for All Americans. “This measure will improve the lives of countless people and their families, and will hurt no one.”

Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry

The New York Times • March 25, 2016, 5:00 am "Proponents of so-called bathroom bills, which have been introduced in state legislatures across the country, have peddled them by spuriously portraying transgender women as potential rapists. That threat exists only in the imagination of bigots."