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.


In the Face of Oklahoma Threats, We’ll Continue Fighting to #ProtectTransStudents

By James Gherardi • August 16, 2018, 1:45 pm A transgender student in Oklahoma was threatened with harm this week by a group of extremely anti-LGBTQ parents.

VT’s Christine Hallquist Becomes First Openly Transgender Person to Win Major Party Gov. Nomination

By Shane Stahl • August 15, 2018, 9:08 am Hallquist will join three other openly LGBTQ candidates on statewide gubernatorial ballots this November.

This Week in Nondiscrimination: New Protections in Kentucky, a Win for a Trans Student, and Another Blow to the Proposed Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 4:03 pm The important stories for the first full week of August, 2018.

Kentucky City of Maysville Becomes 10th in State to Pass Nondiscrimination Measure

By Shane Stahl • August 10, 2018, 2:43 pm Maysville City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance.

District Court Deals Yet Another Blow to the Trump Administration’s Attempted Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • August 7, 2018, 4:15 pm The latest ruling marks the eighth time a court has upheld the dignity of transgender soldiers, and prevented the ban from being implemented.

Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Transgender Student’s Discrimination Case

By Shane Stahl • August 6, 2018, 1:15 pm The transgender male student will be able to access the boys' facilities while the case is awaiting trial.

Staff Spotlight: Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen Teaches Current and Future Generations the Ways to Win

By Shane Stahl • August 3, 2018, 1:14 pm Rodrigo speaks about his years of experience, as well as how the movement for nondiscrimination must keep moving forward.

Business Community Comes Together in Boston to Support the Massachusetts Yes on 3 Campaign

By Shane Stahl • August 1, 2018, 1:50 pm Organizations across the state announced their endorsement of the Yes on 3 campaign to defend transgender public accommodations protections.

Michigan Appellate Court Sends Portion of Locker Room Case Back to Lower Court

By Jon Davidson • August 1, 2018, 12:06 pm The court held that Planet Fitness failed to adequately disclose its inclusive public accommodations policy to a patron.

Major Businesses Including Lyft & Yelp Agree Businesses Should Be Open To All

By Shane Stahl • July 31, 2018, 11:33 am The Open to All coalition now boasts over 1,200 businesses speaking out against discrimination.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces Formation of ‘Religious Liberty Task Force’ in Latest Attempt to Discriminate Against LGBTQ Americans

By Shane Stahl • July 30, 2018, 4:59 pm The task force, taken with the guidance released last year, represents the latest steps DOJ is taking to undermine legal equality for LGBTQ Americans.

Oregon Judge Rejects Anti-Transgender Arguments, Upholding School District’s Inclusive Policy

By Adam Polaski • July 30, 2018, 8:33 am The federal judge in Oregon denied a motion for a preliminary injunction and granted a motion to dismiss from Basic Rights Oregon, a statewide LGBTQ organization in the Beaver State represented by the ACLU, which intervened in the case. 

This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People Nationwide

By Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.

Full Third Circuit Court of Appeals Shuts Down Anti-Transgender Arguments in PA Case

By Shane Stahl • July 27, 2018, 10:48 pm The decision upholds an earlier decision that kept the school's transgender-inclusive policy in place.

Federal Judge Rules for Transgender Teenager Denied Restroom Access at Florida School

By Adam Polaski • July 27, 2018, 9:14 am "Drew Adams is just like every other student at Nease High School, a teenager coming of age in a complicated, uncertain and changing world. When it comes to his use of the bathroom, the law requires that he be treated like any other boy."