American Voices for Freedom

Discrimination is wrong—period. That’s why across the country, Americans are speaking out in support of protecting hardworking gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. Business leaders, people of faith and a bipartisan coalition of supporters are joining with LGBT people and their families in agreeing that it’s time for non-discrimination protections nationwide. Read their stories below.

Pennsylvania Republican Encourages Fellow Conservatives to Speak Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Chad Hussein • Lansdale, PA

Drawing on Conservative Activism and Faith Background, Pennsylvania Man Pushes Toward LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

Randy Orso • Hawley, PA

Conservative Community Leader in Georgia Recounts His Journey Toward Supporting LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

Awet Eyasu • Clarkston, GA

Coast Guard Veteran and Conservative Wants Americans to Unite Around Shared Goals

Zander Keig, LCSW • Jacksonville, FL

Mother of Transgender Soldier: “She Has a Voice That Can Build Bridges, Not Put Up Walls.”

Ronnie King • Little Compton, RI

Houston Couple Denied Service by a Tax Preparer Speaks Out for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Protections

Kim Bowman & Debbie Beach • Houston, TX

Small Businesses Are Standing Up Against LGBTQ Discrimination — Now More Than Ever

Republican and Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson Calls on Conservatives to Support LGBTQ Protections

Florence, KY

Transgender Ohioan: “I Decided to Live My Truth. Because of That, I Lost My Job.”

Emerson Thoenen • Akron, OH

Discrimination from Tax Preparers Demonstrates How Discrimination Against LGBTQ People Hurts All Americas

Bailey & Samantha Brazzel • Kokomo, IN

As Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Retires from Congress, We Reflect on Her Legacy of LGBTQ Inclusion within the Republican Party

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen • Miami, FL

Nonbinary Education Activist: “We Have to Embrace Everyone’s Authenticity”

Jamey Jesperson • New York, NY

EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment Icon Lynda Carter ‘Wonders’ Why Equality Isn’t Yet Law of the Land

Lynda Carter • Washington, DC

Q&A: A Transgender Woman and Her Non-Transgender Colleague Discuss Big New Hampshire Victory

Emmett Soldati & Palana Belken • Somersworth, NH

A Transgender Woman and Her Employer Reflect on the Impact of Employment Protections for Labor Day

South Tamworth, NH

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