News Clips

Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working alongside our state and national partners in the fight for LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here, check out recent news stories referencing our work – or our responses to non-discrimination campaigns and more expansive work to educate Americans about who LGBT people are. View Freedom for All Americans Press Releases – and get in touch – here.


US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Georgia Lesbian’s Employment Discrimination Case

Georgia Voice • December 12, 2017 Masen Davis' comments are featured in an article regarding the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the employment discrimination case of Jameka Evans, an out lesbian fired from her job.

Supreme Court Takes on Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case

The Hill • December 7, 2017 Masen Davis and others discuss the importance of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Why the ‘Religious Freedom’ Argument in Masterpiece Cannot Stand at the Supreme Court

INTO • December 7, 2017 The week of the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop' oral argument at the U.S. Supreme Court, Masen Davis reflected on the importance of religious freedom – but why religion should never be used to discriminate.

Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans, Speaks Out for #OpenToAll Supreme Court Rally

Speech Outside of U.S. Supreme Court • December 5, 2017 While oral arguments in the case of 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission' were proceeding inside the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5, 2017, outside, a rally of hundreds showed their support of nondiscrimination protections and listened to a variety of speakers, including Freedom for All Americans CEO Masen Davis.

What’s At Stake: The Current Landscape On LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Huffington Post • December 2, 2017 Freedom For All Americans CEO Masen Davis speaks about the upcoming battles in the months ahead regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination.

Transgender Professor Awarded Over $1 Million in Discrimination Case

LGBTQ Nation • November 21, 2017 "Today’s news is a tremendous victory for Rachel and the many transgender people across America who face discrimination at work. Across the country, courts are increasingly reaching the conclusion that sex and gender stereotyping is a form of sex discrimination and therefore illegal under Title VII."

It’s Now Massachusetts’ Turn

Commonwealth • November 11, 2017 For many, Election Night 2017 was a glimmer of hope after a downright dark political year. Races all over the country made history. One of the most significant was the election of Danica Roem in Virginia, one of the first openly transgender people elected to a state legislature in the United States. History was recorded, too, in Minneapolis, where voters elected not one, but two, transgender people of color to the city council.

With Trump and Sessions, States Offer Important Pathway to Equality

The Advocate • October 26, 2017 It’s hard to believe that President Donald Trump has been in office for nearly nine months — and it’s even harder to comprehend the way many of his policy upheavals are already taking a human toll on Americans all across our nation. Many communities are impacted right now, including LGBTQ Americans. And it’s stunning how much has changed in such a short period of time.

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Again, Raising Republican Acrimony

The New York Times • August 16, 2017 Kasey Suffredini is quoted about the failure of the Texas legislature to pass an anti-transgender bathroom bill in the 2017 legislative session.

LGBT community cannot be complacent in pursuit of equality

Miami Herald • June 26, 2017 An op-ed by Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen featured in the Miami Herald.

How LGBT Rights Have Fared 40 Years After Anita Bryant

The Advocate • June 14, 2017 An op-ed by Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen in The Advocate

Congresista Hispana Presenta a su Hijo Transgénero

Don Francisco Te Invita • January 29, 2017 In this episode of Telemundo Don Francisco Te Invita, U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen appears with her son, Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, sharing the story of Rodrigo's transition and a strong message of support for LGBTQ people across the United States.

6 Activists On The Best Ways To Be An Ally To Trans & Nonbinary People Right Now

Bustle • January 26, 2017 Kasey Suffredini is a transgender attorney with nearly two decades of experience working on LGBT issues, and the chief program officer of Freedom for All Americans and director of the group's Transgender Freedom Project.

Freedom for All Americans Names Board of Directors

Metro Weekly • December 30, 2016 Freedom for All Americans (FFAA), the group dedicated to ensuring nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, and its Education Fund have announced the names of those who will lead their boards of directors as the organization prepares for an onslaught of anti-LGBT legislation this upcoming year.

Unfinished Business: Movements

AtlanticLIVE • November 18, 2016 A panel featuring Kasey Suffredini and others discussing the role of minority groups following the 2016 election.
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