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.


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

Transgender Awareness Week: Reflecting on Policy Victories in 2018

By Shane Stahl • November 16, 2018, 3:11 pm

Historic Win in Massachusetts Caps a Year of Transgender Nondiscrimination Victories

By Shane Stahl • November 9, 2018, 2:48 pm The historic victory of the Yes on 3 campaign in Massachusetts on Tuesday caps a year of major victories upholding transgender nondiscrimination protections nationwide.

Tracking Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s Change of Heart on Transgender Protections

By Hannah Willard • November 7, 2018, 12:29 pm Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Charlie Baker went on a personal journey from opposing transgender rights to full support, even making a personal donation to the campaign working to uphold those protections at the ballot.

Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ Equality

By Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.

DOJ Submits Anti-LGBTQ Brief to Supreme Court

By Shane Stahl • October 29, 2018, 10:48 am The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a brief with the Supreme Court arguing that existing federal laws prohibiting sex discrimination should not apply to transgender people.

Faith Leaders in Michigan Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Adam Polaski • October 26, 2018, 1:45 pm Over the coming months, faith leaders like the ones who spoke at this event on Friday will meet with elected officials and share their stories, highlighting why their faith compels them to support comprehensive LGBTQ protections.
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