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.


Press Release

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, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, prohibits LGBTQ discrimination. 

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

May 10, 2019, 9:41 am
Press Release

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.
Blog Post

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.
Blog Post

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.
Story

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.
Story

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.
Story

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.
Story

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.
Blog Post

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.
Blog Post

American Psychological Association Doubles Down on Opposition to Transgender Military Ban

By Shane Stahl • March 27, 2018, 6:03 am The American Psychological Association released a statement on February 24 affirming its earlier declaration that banning transgender military service is a detriment to the country, unfairly casting transgender people in a negative light.
Blog Post

Small Business Against LGBTQ Discrimination Coalition Grows to 750 as Anniversary of Historic Ruling Approaches

By Shane Stahl • March 16, 2018, 12:20 pm This week, Freedom for All Americans’ Small Businesses Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition, which launched in December 2017 with support from 500 businesses, crossed a milestone by reaching more than 750 small business owners in states across the country, united in support of LGBTQ non-discrimination.
Blog Post

Nearly 50 Businesses Urge the 8th Circuit to Rule Against Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2018, 4:00 pm The legal brief, which features voices like AirBnB, Morgan Stanley, Dropbox, PayPal, Viacom, and Microsoft, is submitted in Horton v. Midwest Geriatric Management.
Blog Post

Rev. Al Sharpton Joins Growing Chorus of Voices Urging Businesses to Be #OpenToAll

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 2:41 pm High-profile faith leader and civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton has recently spoken out against LGBTQ discrimination, tweeting his belief that businesses must remain #OpentoAll, and that all people are deserving of equal treatment.
Blog Post

For Open To All Week, Small Business Owners Speak Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment

By Shane Stahl • March 14, 2018, 11:12 am A summary of the simoprtant work Freedom For All Americans has done in creating a smallq