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What to Expect When You’re Electing: 2020By Shane Stahl • November 2, 2020, 9:51 am Not only is the highest office in the land up for grabs, but newly elected officials could consider and pass federal and state legislation to protect LGBTQ people in key areas of everyday life including housing, employment, and public spaces.
Hispanic Heritage Month: A Story CollectionBy Shane Stahl • October 7, 2020, 12:34 pm
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close it’s important to lift up the voices of Hispanic and Latinx LGBTQ people, who may face discrimination on multiple levels, including their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Olympian, Champion, Advocate: Kathy Johnson Clarke, OLY on Protecting Transgender Athletes From DiscriminationSeptember 2, 2020, 11:36 am Gymnastics World and Olympic medalist Kathy Johnson Clarke on the benefits of sport, and why transgender athletes should not be denied these opportunities.
Conservative Woman in Florida Recounts Facing Employment Discrimination Just After Coming Out as TransgenderNovember 21, 2019, 1:15 pm Erin is now standing up in court to defend her freedom against employment discrimination. And as a lifelong conservative Republican, she’s now speaking out with Conservatives Against Discrimination.
Coast Guard Veteran and Conservative Wants Americans to Unite Around Shared GoalsBy Adam Polaski • August 21, 2019, 3:44 pm "Regardless of our political differences or social differences or socioeconomic differences, we have lots of things that unite all of us. I get that politics come into play and impact trans people, but I wish there was a way for us to come together and at least talk."
Freedom for All Americans’ LGBTQ Legislative Outlook for 2019By Hannah Willard • December 21, 2018, 12:38 pm The 2019 legislative session will offer opportunities to advance statewide nondiscrimination protections and create movement for a federal law, but also set up potential fights against anti-LGBTQ legislation.
Midterms Preview: 6 Big Election Stories to Watch That Could Impact LGBTQ EqualityBy Adam Polaski • November 5, 2018, 11:12 am The 2018 midterm elections could yield historic results for LGBTQ Americans – both in terms of pro-LGBTQ policies affirmed and LGBTQ representation in government at the local, state, and federal levels.
This Week in Nondiscrimination: Victories Across the Board For Transgender People NationwideBy Shane Stahl • July 28, 2018, 12:33 pm Major wins for transgender students and a win for two transgender women in Wisconsin highlight the week's news.
Federal Judge Rules for Transgender Teenager Denied Restroom Access at Florida SchoolBy Adam Polaski • July 27, 2018, 9:14 am "Drew Adams is just like every other student at Nease High School, a teenager coming of age in a complicated, uncertain and changing world. When it comes to his use of the bathroom, the law requires that he be treated like any other boy."
Two Years After Pulse Nightclub Shooting, We Stand with Our Partners to #HonorThemWithActionBy Adam Polaski • June 12, 2018, 9:30 am As we remember this attack that claimed the lives of so many LGBTQ people and allies, we stand with our partners at Equality Florida and other organizations to make this time one of strength and resilience.
Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of Jacksonville’s Human Rights OrdinanceBy Shane Stahl • February 14, 2018, 12:35 pm One year ago today, February 14, the City Council in Jacksonville, Florida passed the #JaxHRO, which updated the Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance to include protections or LGBTQ people.
On Valentine’s Day, Let’s Celebrate All Couples Equally – Including LGBTQ CouplesFebruary 13, 2018, 5:22 pm
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Freedom For All Americans is spotlighting couples from across the LGBTQ and gender spectrum who talk about not only their personal love stories, but also why it is essential for their state and country to embrace LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Thank you to the National Center for Transgender Equality for partnering with us on many of these stories. Take a look!