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.


The Blows Keep Coming: Third Federal Judge Halts Trump’s Anti-Transgender Military Ban

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 7:54 pm These rulings are a reflection of the climate that the entire LGBTQ movement have created in the public sphere. The country is growing to understand and support transgender Americans, and that growing support has never been more evident in the immense and overwhelming response to President Trump's reckless ban. 

Federal Judge Denies White House Attempt to Delay Transgender Americans from Enlisting in U.S. Military

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 2:24 pm Today, December 11, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled in Doe v. Trump that transgender Americans must be allowed to enlist in the United States military beginning January 1. The Pentagon had requested a stay in the judge's previous ruling blocking President Trump's anti-transgender military ban, and this order today denies that stay. 

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review in Case that Sought to Resolve Title VII Patchwork

By Adam Polaski • December 11, 2017, 9:53 am  Today the United States Supreme Court denied review of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The case, brought by Lambda Legal, concerns a Georgia security guard - Jameka Evans - who was harassed, assaulted, denied equal pay and equal work, and eventually forced to leave her job because of her sexual orientation.

Staff Spotlight: Angela Dallara On Her Path to Working for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • December 11, 2017, 9:13 am This Q&A is the first in a new series of posts: ”Staff Spotlights,” which will let you know more about who is on our team beyond their job titles and professional qualifications. First up in our series is Angela Dallara, the Director of Media Relations for Freedom For All Americans.

D.C.’s Oldest Brewery, DC Brau: Discrimination is Bad for Business

By Shane Stahl • December 8, 2017, 10:24 am DC Brau is just one of hundreds of businesses who are working with Freedom For All Americans on our new Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination program.

FFAA Board Member Brad Clark Named New President & CEO of Gill Foundation

By Shane Stahl • December 5, 2017, 5:08 pm Early on Tuesday, December 5, the Gill Foundation named Brad Clark as its new President and CEO. Previously, Clark had served as the foundation’s Vice President of Partnerships, and will begin his position starting January 1, 2018.

WATCH: Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans, Speaks Out for #OpenToAll Supreme Court Rally

By Shane Stahl • December 5, 2017, 5:04 pm While oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission were proceeding inside the U.S. Supreme Court, outside, a rally of hundreds showed their support of nondiscrimination protections and listened to a variety of speakers, from Senators and Representatives to clergy members and national activists.

#OpenToAll Live Blog: LGBTQ Non-Discrimination at the U.S. Supreme Court in ‘Masterpiece’ Case

By Shane Stahl • December 4, 2017, 7:34 pm Today, December 5, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case which could have a major nationwide impact on nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people and keeping businesses #OpenToAll.

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Anti-LGBTQ Ruling from Texas Supreme Court

By Adam Polaski • December 4, 2017, 10:59 am Today, December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request from the City of Houston to review an anti-LGBTQ ruling issued by the Texas Supreme Court earlier this year. 

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.

THIS WEEKEND: 100+ Congregations Celebrate National Weekend of Prayer for LGBTQ Justice Before SCOTUS Case

By Adam Polaski • December 2, 2017, 9:57 am Throughout the weekend of prayer, faith leaders, congregations, and clergy are dedicating their services, sermons, and prayers to LGBTQ nondiscrimination and the importance of equal treatment for all.

Freedom for All Americans Observes World AIDS Day, Underlining Need to End Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 4:05 pm Today, December 1, we acknowledge World AIDS Day, the annual day where people worldwide unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show support for people living with the virus, and remember those who have died.

Montel Williams Narrates New Video About LGBTQ Supreme Court Case in #OpenToAll Campaign

By Adam Polaski • December 1, 2017, 11:41 am "As a conservative, I believe in personal freedom and limited government. As a black American, I know how it feels to face discrimination because of who you are."

Across the Country, 500+ Small Businesses Support LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • November 30, 2017, 11:32 am Days before the United States Supreme Court argument in 'Masterpiece Cakeshop,' 500+ small businesses are uniting to show their support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.

Freedom for All Americans Joins #OpenToAll Campaign Ahead of Landmark Arguments in ‘Masterpiece’

By Adam Polaski • November 29, 2017, 1:49 pm Freedom for All Americans is standing with other LGBTQ organizations and allies from across the country today in joining the #OpenToAll campaign, a coalition effort aimed at highlighting the broad support for laws that ensure all Americans are treated equally.
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