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.

Transgender Mississippi Woman Advocates in the Face of Discrimination

Malaysia Walker • Jackson, MS

Lifelong Detroit Resident Advocates for LGBTQ Elders in Michigan

Pat Baldwin • Detroit, MI

Transgender Woman Harassed at Local Grocery Store Thankful for Local Non-Discrimination Protections

Cassandra Hefton • Miami Beach, FL

Faith Love: Her Name is Her Mission

Faith Love • Winston Salem, North Carolina

North Carolinian Religious Leader: “Religion Does Not Justify Discrimination”

Reverend Dr. Terence Leathers • Clayton, NC

Conservative Ally Works to Make LGBTQ Protections a Republican Priority in Florida and Beyond

Jessica Fernandez • Miami, FL
A Story Collection

Small Business Leaders Defend LGBTQ Non-Discrimination & Equal Treatment for All

11 Stories from 7 States
A Story Collection

One Year After Military Ban Announcement, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

Transgender Veterans Share Their Stories

Kentucky Attorney Advocates For Change In The Courtroom

Shannon Fauver • Louisville, KY

Mississippi Architect: Why Discrimination is Bad for Business

Jeff Seabold • Jackson, MS

Colorado Photographer Outlines Difference Between Art and Commerce in LGBTQ Discrimination Case

Danny de Zayas • Denver, CO

Recent Transgender Graduate and His Mom Speak Out on the Need to Make #EveryoneWelcome This Back-to-School Season

Aidan & Melissa DeStefano • Boyertown, PA

Transgender Conservative Woman Bridges the Gap Between Republican Party and LGBTQ Community

Jennifer Williams • Trenton, NJ

Sister of Man Who Faced Employment Discrimination Continues Her Brother’s Legal Challenge After His Death

Melissa Zarda • Kansas City, MO

By Continuing Landmark Title VII Fight, Texas Man Looks to Cement Former Partner’s Legacy

Bill Moore • Dallas, TX

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