Content Filed Under: Business Support

One of the most important communities regarding the fight for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections is the business community. Through their economic influence, they have the ability to sway and start discussions regarding the need for comprehensive non-discrimination laws. Here, a selection of businesses who have gone on record as supportive of the effort to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.


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Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon Join 40 Major Employers Opposing State-Based Legislation Targeting Trans Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 27, 2020, 4:24 pm On the eve of Idaho potentially becoming the first state in the nation this year to pass a law specifically targeting transgender people, Chobani, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard Inc. and Verizon today joined more than 40 major employers in a previously released open letter, calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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40 Major Businesses Oppose State-Based Legislation Targeting Transgender Youth, LGBTQ Community

March 11, 2020, 11:28 am Today, more than 40 major employers released an open letter calling for lawmakers in states across the country to oppose dozens of bills that target LGBTQ people, and transgender children in particular.
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Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation

March 11, 2020, 11:02 am The companies joining this statement do business, create jobs, and serve customers throughout the United States. Our businesses strongly embrace diversity and inclusion because we want everyone who works for us or does business with us to feel included and welcomed as their true, authentic selves.
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35 Corporations and 107 Small Businesses Sign Letter Opposing Discrimination in Tennessee

February 5, 2020, 1:21 pm Today, 35 corporations and 107 small businesses released an open letter opposing discrimination against LGBTQ Tennesseans and calling upon lawmakers to not pursue any further harmful bills this legislative session. This letter was organized by the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce with support from Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD and HRC.
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FFAA’s New Year’s Resolution: Continue the Fight For Nondiscrimination Protections in the Next Decade

By Shane Stahl • December 30, 2019, 4:27 pm As we approach the new year, how do we keep the momentum going towards our ultimate goal of securing nondiscrimination protections for all LGBTQ people, in all areas of life, in every state across the country? Here’s a list of FFAA’s New Year’s Resolutions – ways to help move us forward in 2020:   
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2,000+ Signers File Nearly 50 Briefs to U.S. Supreme Court in Support of LGBTQ Protections

July 3, 2019, 1:07 pm Today more than 2,000 organizations and individuals are filing 49 friend-of-the-court briefs in three LGBTQ nondiscrimination cases arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits LGBTQ discrimination. 

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

May 10, 2019, 9:41 am
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How Business Coalitions are Redefining LGBTQ Advocacy

March 12, 2019, 2:25 pm There is perhaps no clearer case study on the positive intersection of business and social issues than the rise in business activism on LGBTQ rights.
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Major Businesses Including Lyft & Yelp Agree Businesses Should Be Open To All

By Shane Stahl • July 31, 2018, 11:33 am The Open to All coalition now boasts over 1,200 businesses speaking out against discrimination.
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Freedom Means Freedom From ALL Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • July 16, 2018, 4:03 pm The final blog in our "Freedom Means" series explains how ultimate freedom for the LGBTQ community mean freedom from all forms of discrimination.
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Ohio Business Owners on Small Business Week: “Everyone Who Enters is Part of Our Story”

May 2, 2018, 1:57 pm Small business owner Jennie Doran of Ohio speaks about the store she and her husband Andrew have successfully run for 10 years, and explains how discriminating against potential customers is disgraceful and dangerous.
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Restaurant Owners in Kansas Know the Importance of Remaining #OpenToAll

May 2, 2018, 1:41 pm Restaurant owners Carlos Renteria and his husband Jaime talk about creating a unique and fulfilling experience at their Wichita restaurant, and why their business is #OpentoAll.
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Ohio Couple Bakes With Pride – Inclusivity is Icing on the Cake

April 30, 2018, 3:27 pm Ohio entrepreneurs Letha and Wendy Pugh, owners of Bake Me Happy gluten-free bakery, talk about what being inclusive means to them, and how their artistic expression isn't compromised by catering to people from all walks of life.
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Mississippi Entrepreneur Offers Gifts With ‘A Common Thread of Love’

April 30, 2018, 3:18 pm CeCe Garrett, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Mississippi, explains why she carries LGBTQ-supportive offerings in her shop, and how her faith and business sense have led her to be a fiercely supportive ally.
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Small Business Week: A Time to Recognize the Importance of LGBTQ Inclusion

By Shane Stahl • April 29, 2018, 10:18 am To engage in Small Business Week and recognize these businesses who have taken a stand against discrimination, Freedom For All Americans will be highlighting many of our partners through story collections, a selection of in-depth profiles, op-eds from leaders, and more.
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