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.


Breaking Down the Binary: A Gender Identity Resource

By Shane Stahl • March 19, 2019, 9:28 am A comprehensive guide provided by Freedom for All Americans on different gender identities, the difference between sex and gender, and why nondiscrimination protections must include gender identity.

In Roundtable with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michiganders Call for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Adam Polaski • March 12, 2019, 10:15 am Last month, on Thursday, February 21, supporters of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections gathered with United States Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, Michigan to discuss the harms of discrimination.

State Legislative Update: A Mix of Successes and Setbacks for LGBTQ Equality

By Megan Clayton • March 8, 2019, 3:27 pm Since kicking off in January, the 2019 legislative session has seen dozens of bills introduced across the country concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination. While positive momentum has been generated in certain statehouses, unfortunately discriminatory legislation continues to rear its head — largely in states where we’ve seen such battles before.

Job Announcement: Chief Public Affairs Officer

By Natasha Smith • February 5, 2019, 1:11 pm FFAA is seeking a Development Manager to start by March of 2019. The Development Manager should be an individual deeply committed to advancing LGBTQ equality and LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, as well as someone comfortable working independently in a remote work environment. The right candidate will bring humor, grit, joy, and high standards to their work - understanding how details, operations, and philanthropic-stakeholder engagement contribute to FFAA/EF’s mission and vision.

No Place Like Home: The Continuing Fight for Fair Housing in the LGBTQ Community

By Shane Stahl • February 5, 2019, 11:23 am Housing discrimination is a very real issue that affects the LGBTQ community, but momentum for nondiscrimination protections at the state and federal level may work to combat this issue.

Executive Orders: Kasich, Snyder, and DeWine Take Action

By Natasha Smith • January 12, 2019, 8:00 am The bipartisan momentum for LGBTQ nondiscrimination is undeniable, and Republican lawmakers are taking action to protect their LGBTQ constituents from discrimination.

Executive Orders: One Step Closer to Winning Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 11, 2019, 10:28 am In just the past few weeks, four governors have issued executive orders implementing statewide nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in state and local public employment.

Job Announcement: Development Manager

By Natasha Smith • January 4, 2019, 3:40 pm FFAA is seeking a Development Manager to start by March of 2019. The Development Manager should be an individual deeply committed to advancing LGBTQ equality and LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, as well as someone comfortable working independently in a remote work environment. The right candidate will bring humor, grit, joy, and high standards to their work - understanding how details, operations, and philanthropic-stakeholder engagement contribute to FFAA/EF’s mission and vision.

Truth Alert: American Academy of Pediatrics v. American College of Pediatrics

By Shane Stahl • December 26, 2018, 11:01 am Learn the difference between two similarly named organizations — and which one is offering legitimate, vetted medical information about LGBTQ youth.

Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019

By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.

Historic: Republican Governor John Kasich Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order

By Adam Polaski • December 19, 2018, 5:56 pm Great news in Ohio - Republican Governor John Kasich will protect LGBTQ state employees from discrimination!

Republican Governor Chris Sununu Signs Transgender Protections into Law in New Hampshire

By Hannah Willard • December 17, 2018, 12:37 pm New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed protections for transgender people into law this year, expressing strong support and speaking out in favor of transgender rights.

Today We Honor Transgender Day of Remembrance and Push Toward Hope on the Horizon

By Adam Polaski • November 20, 2018, 11:49 am Freedom for All Americans commemorates International Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring those lost and committing to the continued fight for the dignity of transgender people nationwide.

Transgender Awareness Week: How Americans Nationwide Pushed Back on Attacks from the Trump Administration

By Shane Stahl • November 19, 2018, 4:29 pm Continuing a disturbing trend begun upon inauguration in 2017, President Donald Trump and his administration this year have taken even more actions to chip away at the advancement of equality and dignity for transgender people.

Transgender Awareness Week: Checking in on the #RainbowWave – Including Historic Wins for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • November 17, 2018, 9:54 am
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