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.


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.

Flurry of Local Ordinances Builds Momentum for Nationwide Nondiscrimination Protections

By Shane Stahl • October 2, 2018, 5:19 pm The trend in passage of local nondiscrimination protections continues momentum for a federal bill.

The LGBTQ Cases to Watch at the U.S. Supreme Court This Term

By Adam Polaski • October 1, 2018, 4:17 pm The Supreme Court could hear any number of cases concerning LGBTQ nondiscrimination during their upcoming term — take a look at our analysis here.

Staff Spotlight: Nichole Cruz Crafts Collateral Bringing Campaigns to Life

By Shane Stahl • September 27, 2018, 10:58 am Meet Nichole Cruz, Freedom for All Americans’ Graphic Design and Video Manager, and learn about her journey into graphic design and her contributions to the LGBTQ nondiscrimination movement.

VICTORY: Cuyahoga County, Ohio’s Largest Municipality, Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

By Shane Stahl • September 26, 2018, 9:27 am Cuyahoga County is now Ohio’s largest municipality to offer such protections.

Celebrating Bi Week and Ending the Unique Discrimination Faced by the Bi+ Community

By Angela Dallara • September 25, 2018, 10:53 am Freedom for All Americans' Angela Dallara explains the need for greater understanding of the bisexual community as we celebrate the annual Bi Week.

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.