How We’re Winning LGBT Non-Discrimination Nationwide
No one should be treated unfairly because of who they are or who they love – but in a majority of states, LGBT Americans are not fully and expressly protected from discrimination. Freedom for All Americans is the national campaign to secure comprehensive non-discrimination protections in employment, housing and public accommodations for all LGBT Americans.
To achieve this goal, we’re building bipartisan momentum in legislatures, in courts of law, and in the court of public opinion. We’re familiarizing the public with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and who they are, and we’re elevating the many unexpected voices that support equal treatment. We are seizing every opportunity to further conversations, showcase urgency, and compel lawmakers to take action and right this wrong.
Freedom for All Americans employs three primary strategies:
Grow Public Support:
Following decades of increased visibility for the LGBT community, a supermajority of Americans today support LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination protections – but many are unaware that 32 states lack express nondiscrimination protections. We are leveraging – and growing – this support to demonstrate the urgency of passing these protections. With innovative projects like the Transgender Freedom Project and American Voices for Freedom, the Freedom for All Americans team is amplifying the real-life stories of people impacted by discrimination and illustrating the critical need for protections. From people of faith to business leaders to conservatives to women’s safety advocates, Americans are uniting to demonstrate that freedom from discrimination is a universal American value.
Protect More People:
We believe the pathway to nationwide victory is through state and local work, and we are working to protect as many people as we can, in all the places we can, as fast as we can. Through the States Action Team, Freedom for All Americans stands shoulder-to-shoulder with state and national leaders to win local and statewide protections through intensive public education and legislative campaigns. We collaborate with on-the-ground advocates, convene local leaders, elevate and support the work of grassroots organizers, provide direct support in field, communications and digital, and forge a united front as strong, broad, bipartisan coalitions pushing for protections and defeating anti-LGBT attacks. And as our indispensable movement litigators advance LGBT nondiscrimination protections in the court of law, Freedom for All Americans creates the positive climate that supports and reinforces those legal decisions.
Build the Team:
Our campaign is only as strong as the advocates and influencers working to get it over the finish line. Through our LGBT University program, we’re deepening the bench of advocates across the country ready to lead efforts to secure LGBT nondiscrimination protections. And we are partnering with millions of Americans to amplify the voices calling for freedom from discrimination by building groundbreaking coalitions like Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination and America Competes.
Together, we will secure fully comprehensive LGBT non-discrimination protections for every LGBT American – and we need you with us. Here are three immediate ways you can take action: