Blog Posts

With so much momentum for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections across the country – as well as many attacks from opponents working to push through anti-LGBT proposals – Freedom for All Americans is here to keep you as informed as possible, with daily blog content providing insight into the latest in this national campaign and the ever-changing landscape of LGBT non-discrimination.

Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Introduced in Congress with Bipartisan Equality Act

By Adam Polaski • May 2, 2017, 11:40 am The legislation would protect LGBT Americans from discrimination across virtually every area of daily life, including employment, housing, and public accommodations.

Tennessee Legislature Sends Unconstitutional LGBT Erasure Bill to Governor’s Desk

By Adam Polaski • April 27, 2017, 2:46 pm House Bill 1111, a so-called "LGBT Erasure" bill, would effectively write same-sex couples, and all LGBT Tennesseans out of state laws and creating loop holes that give a license to discriminate.

Alabama Governor Must Veto Discriminatory Anti-LGBT Child Welfare Legislation

By Adam Polaski • April 26, 2017, 4:54 pm Late on Tuesday, April 25, the Alabama House of Representatives gave final approval to a measure allowing taxpayer funded child placement agencies to discriminate against loving and qualified parents based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

New York Senate Committee to Vote on Comprehensive Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • April 24, 2017, 4:14 pm Tomorrow, April 25, a Senate committee will vote on the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA)—critical legislation that would extend explicit protections to transgender New Yorkers under state law.

LGBT University Apprentices Commit to Making #EveryoneWelcome in Transgender Public Education Campaign

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2017, 2:03 pm This month several members of the LGBT University Apprenticeship program filmed videos about their support for transgender equality as part of the #EveryoneWelcome campaign/

Thursday is Give Out Day, a National Day of LGBT Giving!

By Adam Polaski • April 19, 2017, 10:57 am Tomorrow is Give Out Day, a day when supporters of LGBT equality nationwide come together, reach into their pockets, and donate to organizations working to advance LGBT equality.

Coaching and Celebrating LGBT University’s Second Cohort of Apprenticeship Graduates

By Freedom for All Americans • April 17, 2017, 3:48 pm I cannot explain the honor of watching four unique, diverse, and hardworking teams compete, yet support one another, in their shared vision of a country that fulfills its promise of opportunity and freedom for all.

New Anti-LGBT Legislation in Texas Would Roll Back Existing Protections for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:15 pm Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives have introduced an insidious local preemptions bill that seeks to roll back existing legal protections for transgender people living in certain parts of the Lone Star State.

Members of Congress Urge Full 11th Circuit to Rehear Anti-Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:02 pm "We firmly believe that Title VII’s sex discrimination provision already prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation and gender identity."

In Tumblr IssueTime Event, Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Answer Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 12:24 pm This week five representatives from Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a coalition of nearly 250 mayors from nearly every state in the country, participated in a special virtual event hosted by Tumblr.

Congratulations to Jackson, Michigan as LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance Takes Effect

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 10:22 am Yesterday in Jackson, Michigan, Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wilson cleared the way for a comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination ordinance to take effect, making Jackson the 42nd city in Michigan with a powerful LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance.

Nominee for U.S. Army Secretary Mark Green Has Deep Anti-LGBT Record

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 9:27 am Freedom for All Americans is galvanizing individuals to contact their senators to oppose the nominee, who has a deep and long history of standing against LGBT equality.

This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Two Huge Court Victories for LGBT Protections

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 6:36 pm Two courts took significant steps to advance the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in employment and housing this week.

4th Circuit Judge Pens Powerful Tribute to Gavin Grimm, Young Hero in Transgender Equality Movement

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 4:19 pm Judge Davis today penned a moving tribute to Gavin Grimm and contextualized his role in the fight for equal treatment for all Americans.

TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.