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.

With Denial of Rehearing, Nation’s Most Anti-LGBTQ Law Set to Take Effect Friday in Mississippi

By Adam Polaski • October 2, 2017, 9:58 am "HB 1523 is a reckless law that discriminates against and hurts the LGBT community. We have fought this from day one and will continue to do so with every tool available to us."

Come Meet Freedom for All Americans and SKYY Vodka at Castro Street Fair!

By Adam Polaski • September 30, 2017, 12:29 pm On Sunday, October 1, the Freedom for All Americans team is thrilled to team up with SKYY Vodka for the Castro Street Fair in San Francisco, California! We'll come together to celebrate all of the momentum we've built for LGBTQ non-discrimination – and look toward the ample work ahead. 

PHOTOS: 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals Hears Argument in Major Employment Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 27, 2017, 4:17 pm Notably, the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) presented arguments on opposing sides, in a rare split between two federal government agencies over the same issue.

Roy Moore, Favorite of Anti-LGBTQ Extremists, Secures Victory in Alabama GOP Senate Primary

By Megan Clayton • September 27, 2017, 8:07 am Moore is most well known for his highly public refusal to recognize the landmark Obergefell decision that made marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states.

Birmingham Passes Comprehensive, LGBTQ-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Cameron Tolle • September 26, 2017, 2:36 pm Birmingham is now the first city in Alabama to secure comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections.

TODAY: Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Urges Federal Appellate Court to Reject LGBTQ Protections

By Angela Dallara • September 25, 2017, 1:19 pm FFAA looks forward to oral argument tomorrow and continuing to update our supporters about developments in this important case.

Indie-Pop Band Bleachers Will Use Fall Tour To Highlight The Work of Local Transgender Advocacy Organizations

By Megan Clayton • September 22, 2017, 11:49 am Indie-pop band Bleachers and LGBTQ advocacy organization The Ally Coalition are teaming up with Freedom for All Americans to increase visibility around transgender issues. This new awareness campaign will debut in fall 2017, during Bleachers’ Gone Now concert tour.

To Celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week, We’re Lifting Up The Stories of Bi+ Americans With Our #BiStories Project

By Megan Clayton • September 18, 2017, 11:05 am This week (Sept. 17–23) is Bisexual Awareness Week, a time to celebrate the unique contributions and experiences of bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer (bi+) people around the globe. To kick it off, we’re highlighting the #BiStories Project, a collaboration between Freedom for All Americans and BiNet USA.

Six Times Courts Ruled That Anti-LGBTQ Religious Refusal Policies Are Discrimination

By George Simpson • September 8, 2017, 1:01 am Take a look below at six significant legal victories in cases where opponents of LGBTQ equality failed to succeed in their efforts to create a carveout from a non-discrimination law.

Trump’s Department of Justice Files Brief to Supreme Court Advocating for Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 5:32 pm President Donald Trump is once again turning his attention to undermining legal equality for the LGBTQ community. The Trump administration today filed an amicus brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The administration filed in support of the baker who refused to serve a couple because they are gay.

Advocates Urge SCOTUS to Consider Review of Landmark Gay Discrimination Case

By Adam Polaski • September 7, 2017, 3:09 pm Today Lambda Legal filed a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in their case Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a potentially landmark case dealing with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Lambda Legal, ACLU File Lawsuits Against Trump’s Ban on Transgender Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • August 29, 2017, 12:07 pm This week the legal teams at Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union filed separate lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's directive banning open service for transgender servicemembers.

Federal Judge in Pennsylvania Affirms Dignity for Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • August 28, 2017, 6:37 pm The judge ruled that Boyertown's policy respecting transgender students' gender identity poses no harm to non-transgender students.

Wisconsin School District Requests Supreme Court Review of Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions

By Adam Polaski • August 26, 2017, 10:07 am On Friday, August 25, the Kenosha Unified School District officially filed a writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in Kenosha Unified School District v. Whitaker.

Commander-in-Chief Officially Turns His Back on Transgender Servicemembers with Signed Directive

By Freedom for All Americans • August 25, 2017, 7:15 pm Tonight, August 25, President Donald Trump signed a directive banning transgender Americans from enlisting in the United States military and leaving thousands of currently serving transgender servicemembers in limbo.