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.

Back to School for this Transgender Teen in Florida Brings Unnecessary Anxiety

Matthew Myers • Ocala, FL

Advocate & Entrepreneur Aydian Dowling: I Was Fired for Being Transgender

Aydian Dowling • Portland, OR

Transgender Veteran in Arizona Shares Her Decades-Long Journey to Living Freely

Kristyn Weed • Tucson, Arizona

Wisconsin Mother Calls for Deeper Understanding of Transgender People Following Son’s Suicide

Joanne Lee • Madison, WI

10 LGBT Seniors Who Need Non-Discrimination Protections in Pennsylvania Now

Stories & Photos from SAGE, Equality PA & Freedom for All Americans

Civil Rights Leader Fighting to Weed Out Seeds of LGBT Discrimination in Georgia

Francys Johnson • Atlanta, GA

Kentucky Same-Sex Couple’s Negative Ring-Shopping Experience Underlines Reality of LGBT Discrimination

Eric & Ron Ebling • Owensboro, KY

Respected Family Physician & Champion Golfer Faced Employment Discrimination After Coming Out as Transgender

Dr. Bobbi Lancaster • Gold Canyon, AZ

Father in Mormon Family Shares How Two Sons’ ‘Coming Out’ Experiences Propelled Him to Understanding

Bryce Cook • Mesa, AZ

For Transgender Graduate, Passage of Transgender Protections Bill Would Mean Safety and Security at Home

Andrew Asquith • Boston, MA

Transgender Woman in Washington Seeks to Educate Through Living Her Authentic Self

Seranine Elliot • Arlington, WA

How HB2’s Passage Inspired This Transgender Man to Share His Story

Zeke Christopoulos • Asheville, NC

Son of Transgender Woman in Wisconsin Aims to Help Others Journey Toward Understanding

Robert Steinke • Stevens Point, WI

With Momentum Building for #TransBillMA, Department of Corrections Sergeant Calls for Bill’s Passage

Sarah Stowe • Plymouth, MA

Former Schoolteachers Call for Full Protections & Brighter Future for LGBT Arizonans

Rona and Mary Peterson-Johnson • Phoenix, AZ