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.


Why We’re Still Fighting, 22 Years After DOMA

By Masen Davis • September 21, 2018, 2:07 pm Our CEO Masen Davis reflects on the anniversary of the passage of DOMA, as well as all the progress we've made in the nondiscrimination movement since then.

A Look Back: The Fall of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” and the Continued Fight for Transgender Military Service

By Shane Stahl • September 20, 2018, 10:55 am A look back at the history and ramifications of repealing the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy seven years ago today, and how presently we're continuing the fight for open transgender military service.

Important Wisconsin Ruling Affirms Right to Nondiscriminatory Healthcare Coverage for Transgender State Workers

By Shane Stahl • September 19, 2018, 5:54 pm A statewide ban on transition-related healthcare has been struck down as discriminatory.

Five LGBTQ Developments That Should Give Transgender Students Hope for the New School Year

By Adam Polaski • September 18, 2018, 12:10 pm "As kids head back into the school year and the months ahead get busy, transgender students and the many other students who support them can take heart in these five developments:"

Federal Judge Rules that Case Challenging State Support of Discriminatory Adoption Agencies Can Proceed

By Shane Stahl • September 14, 2018, 5:52 pm The ruling will allow the case against the state's support of discriminatory adoption agencies to proceed.

St. Joseph Becomes 15th Missouri City to Enact Comprehensive LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • September 12, 2018, 3:21 pm The community joins Kansas City, Ferguson, and Columbia among others to offer such protections to LGBTQ people.

Ruling: Transgender Man’s Discrimination Case Will Proceed in Colorado

By Shane Stahl • September 6, 2018, 11:09 am After a successful interview, Egan Joseph Woodward was offered a job at A&E Tire Company in Denver, CO, and he disclosed that he is a transgender man, to which the manager said, “that’s all I need,” abruptly hung up the phone, and subsequently hired someone else for the position.

Examining the State of the LGBTQ Worker on Labor Day

By Shane Stahl • September 3, 2018, 10:07 am This Labor Day, we examine the state of the LGBTQ worker, as well as the challenges and successes they face in the workplace.

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ruling Protecting Prospective LGBTQ Adoptive Parents to Stand

By Adam Polaski • August 30, 2018, 7:47 pm The lower court ruling, issued last month, allowed Philadelphia to require child welfare agencies with city contracts to follow the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance, which protects LGBTQ people from discrimination.

Seventh Circuit Becomes First Federal Appellate Court to Rule That Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Violates Fair Housing Act

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 6:38 pm The ruling applies Title VII sex discrimination protections to the Fair Housing Act.

League of Arizona Cities & Towns Passes LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Resolution

By Shane Stahl • August 27, 2018, 3:00 pm The resolution calls for The Grand Canyon State to become the 20th to pass statewide nondiscrimination protections.

Freedom for All Americans Remembers U.S. Senator John McCain

By Adam Polaski • August 26, 2018, 12:03 pm "Senator McCain and many members of our community didn’t always agree on everything, but in recent years he evolved on a number of issues important to LGBTQ Americans."

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers Urges Massachuestts to Vote Yes on 3 at Music Festival in Boston

By Adam Polaski • August 21, 2018, 6:57 pm We're thrilled that The Ally Coalition and Bleachers teamed up to ensure that volunteers and activists from Freedom for All Massachusetts could spread the word about transgender equality.

NowThis Video Highlights Importance of Defending Transgender Protections in MA This November

By Shane Stahl • August 20, 2018, 2:55 pm The video features campaign staffers and stories of those impacted by the existing protections.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: History Made in VT and Steps Forward in PA & MS

By Shane Stahl • August 18, 2018, 12:34 am Read the most important news in nondiscrimination for the week of August 12.