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News and information on programs run by Freedom For All Americans, including Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, the Transgender Freedom Project, and others.


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Youth Advocate: “I Need to Share What I’ve Learned With Our Future”

February 27, 2018, 3:43 pm Haddy Sowe, a youth advocate from CA, shares her experience as a gay, West African woman, and explains how she uses her LGBT-U experience in her work.
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Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to More Than 250 in Nearly Every State

By Adam Polaski • June 7, 2017, 3:15 pm In total, 257 mayors from 47 states and the District of Columbia are part of the program, led by the national organization Freedom for All Americans. The mayors hail from cities large and small and represent in total more than 57 million constituents.
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Freedom for All Americans Kicks Off Pride Season with Our Partners at SKYY Vodka

By Adam Polaski • June 3, 2017, 12:51 pm June is LGBTQ Pride Month – and this year, Freedom for All Americans is excited to mark the occasion alongside our partners at SKYY Vodka, a brand with a long history of supporting LGBT equality.
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Freedom for All Americans Introduces Acting CEOs Kasey Suffredini and Katie Belanger

By Adam Polaski • May 11, 2017, 1:21 pm The Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and Freedom for All Americans Education Fund Boards of Directors have announced that Kasey Suffredini and Katie Belanger will jointly lead the organization during the national search to identify the next CEO.
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LGBT University Apprentices Commit to Making #EveryoneWelcome in Transgender Public Education Campaign

By Adam Polaski • April 21, 2017, 2:03 pm This month several members of the LGBT University Apprenticeship program filmed videos about their support for transgender equality as part of the #EveryoneWelcome campaign/
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Coaching and Celebrating LGBT University’s Second Cohort of Apprenticeship Graduates

By Freedom for All Americans • April 17, 2017, 3:48 pm I cannot explain the honor of watching four unique, diverse, and hardworking teams compete, yet support one another, in their shared vision of a country that fulfills its promise of opportunity and freedom for all.
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In Tumblr IssueTime Event, Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Answer Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 12, 2017, 12:24 pm This week five representatives from Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, a coalition of nearly 250 mayors from nearly every state in the country, participated in a special virtual event hosted by Tumblr.
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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.
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National Equality Action Team Will Expand to Broader LGBT Equality Efforts

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2017, 11:58 am Today the National Equality Action Team (NEAT) announced an expansion to become its own individual entity and increase the scope of its mission to include progressive LGBT issues beyond nondiscrimination protections.
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New Legislative Tracker Launches to Keep an Eye on Anti-LGBT Legislation Nationwide

By Adam Polaski • January 4, 2017, 2:31 pm These discriminatory bills are hard to keep track of – and that's why Freedom for All Americans is launching a new legislative tracker to help you wrap your head around everything going on in your state and throughout the country.
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FFAA & FFAAEF Boards of Directors Will Help Pave the Way Toward LGBT Non-Discrimination Nationwide

By Adam Polaski • January 4, 2017, 11:52 am Today Freedom for All Americans and Freedom for All Americans Education Fund publicly introduced their boards of directors who provide strategic guidance, support, and direction for the organizations.
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Reiterating Our Commitment to Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Protections for All LGBT Americans

By Adam Polaski • October 27, 2016, 3:21 pm Today Freedom for All Americans released the following statement reiterating the organization’s unwavering commitment to achieving fully inclusive, comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for all LGBT Americans.
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Freedom for All Americans Welcomes Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen as Director of Public Education

By Adam Polaski • August 31, 2016, 3:34 pm Today Freedom for All Americans announced that Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, a transgender man and longtime LGBT policy and advocacy expert, will be joining its full-time staff as director of public education.
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LGBT-U Q&A: Jennie Reiken in St. Petersburg, FL

By Adam Polaski • August 31, 2016, 1:25 pm Now, LGBT University apprentice Jennie Reiken she’s looking forward to applying the skills she honed working for marriage equality to other forms of anti-LGBT discrimination.
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LGBT-U Apprentice Q&A: Rebecca Kling in Washington, D.C.

By Megan Clayton • August 26, 2016, 11:32 am As our nation grapples with the issue of transgender rights, we spoke with Rebecca Kling, a transgender rights activist who currently works for the National Center for Transgender Equality.