American Voices for Freedom

Discrimination is wrong—period. That’s why across the country, Americans are speaking out in support of protecting hardworking gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. Business leaders, people of faith and a bipartisan coalition of supporters are joining with LGBT people and their families in agreeing that it’s time for non-discrimination protections nationwide. Read their stories below.

Royal(T): One LGBT Texan’s Place on the Prom Court Gives Insight to Transgender People’s Place in America

Chey Follett • Seattle, WA

Transgender Granite Stater Gets Personal to Build Support for Comprehensive Non-Discrimination

Mitchel Pyles • Milford, NH

Transgender Man in Kentucky Stands Up Against Employment Discrimination for His Family

Mykel Mickens • Louisville, KY

Mother of Twin Boys – One Who is Transgender – Calls for Safer, More Welcoming Policies in Michigan

Krista Anderson • Holland, MI

Montana Woman Who Faced Housing & Employment Discrimination Testifies for LGBT Non-Discrimination

Kathleen O'Donnell • Laurel, MT

Ohio Man Takes to YouTube to Increase Understanding of His Transgender Experience & Journey

Will Varnum • Columbus, OH

Army National Guard Service Member Lobbies Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination in Texas

Natalie Rose • Austin, TX

Following Supreme Court Delay, Transgender Faith Leader in North Carolina Pushes Toward Continued Discussion

Rev. Mykal Slack • Durham, NC

Conservative Mom in Missouri Shares Her Hopes and Dreams for Her Transgender Daughter

Debi Jackson • Kansas City, MO

Transgender Woman in Jacksonville Celebrates Big City Council Victory for LGBT Non-Discrimination

Tricia Russell • Jacksonville, FL

After Testifying for Her Transgender Son in Utah, Conservative Mormon Mother Stands Up for Transgender Equality Nationwide

Neca Allgood • Syracuse, UT

Transgender Veteran in Missouri Fights for a World Free of Discrimination

Cathy Serino • Linn, MO

Transgender Woman in Arizona Faces Employment Discrimination Three Times in Two Years

Brooke Thorne • Tucson, AZ

Transgender Man in Georgia Outlines the Calculations Necessary for Transitioning Without Non-Discrimination Protections

Ames Simmons • Atlanta, Georgia

How This Openly Gay Student Body President Helped Foster LGBT Inclusion at Notre Dame

Bryan Ricketts • Notre Dame, IN

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