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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Bay State.


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Transgender Soldiers to Attend Tonight’s State of the Union as Special Guests

By Shane Stahl • January 30, 2018, 10:08 am Two transgender soldiers, Patricia King and Lynda Bengtsson-Davis, will attend the State of the Union speech on January 30 as guests of legislators Joe Kennedy III and Jared Huffman.
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This Week in Non-Discrimination: A Settlement, a Launch, and Victories in Legislatures

By Shane Stahl • January 12, 2018, 5:46 pm In this week’s news roundup, advances in state legislatures continue to provide momentum for non-discrimination laws across the country.
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Opinion Round-Up: Publications Across the Country Publish Editorials for Non-Discrimination

By Shane Stahl • January 9, 2018, 5:41 pm As we enter the second week of 2018, several editorials – including pieces by the editorial boards of two key New England papers – have already declared their support of non-discrimination laws in several states.
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End-of-Year Spotlight: 10 Heroes Who Advocated for Equal Treatment for LGBTQ Americans in 2017

By Shane Stahl • December 27, 2017, 5:36 pm From elected officials sticking their necks out on behalf of their constituents to parents who will do anything to protect their children to LGBTQ people themselves, there are so many heroes in the movement for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
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As We Celebrate 2017 Electoral Victories, We Look Ahead to Work to Protect Transgender People in 2018

By Kasey Suffredini • November 14, 2017, 12:59 pm It's taken a few days for the full reality of how great last Tuesday was for transgender candidates – but now, one week out, it’s amazing to reflect on what happened
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One Year After Military Ban Announcement, Transgender Veterans Explain the Importance of Protecting All Americans from Discrimination

November 9, 2017, 6:48 pm

One year out from President Trump's announcement of a planned ban on transgender military service, Freedom For All Americans highlights the stories of transgender vets from across the United States who have served their country at the utmost level, and believe that all people who have the desire to enlist should be able to do so without fear of hiding who they are.

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Massachuestts Marks One-Year of Transgender Protections Law as Opponents Threaten Repeal

By Adam Polaski • October 4, 2017, 11:17 am October marks the one-year anniversary that Massachusetts' transgender public accommodations law went into effect, ensuring protections for transgender residents statewide from discrimination in public places, including restaurants, shops, and hospitals.
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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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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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10 Ways Discrimination Against LGBT Americans Was Spotlighted in 2016

By Adam Polaski • December 27, 2016, 1:20 am As 2016 draws to a close and we look ahead to 2017, Freedom for All Americans reflects on the biggest LGBT stories in 2016.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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Republican Governor in Massachusetts Will Vote to Preserve Transgender Protections in 2018

By Adam Polaski • October 21, 2016, 11:00 am This week, Massachusetts' Republican Governor, Charlie Baker, told Boston Public Radio that he is committed to upholding transgender non-discrimination and will vote to defend #TransLawMA when it goes to the ballot in 2018.
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Catholics Call for Greater LGBT Inclusion Within the Church

October 19, 2016, 1:41 pm This year Freedom for All Americans is proud to be working with Believe Out Loud. As part of our partnership, we have compiled this round-up below of nearly a dozen Catholics from across the country calling for greater inclusion of LGBT people in the Church.
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Why We Must Defend Transgender Protections in Massachusetts

October 14, 2016, 10:42 am This speech was written by Kaden Mohamed and delivered on October 13, 2016 in Massachusetts as part of the campaign to defend the transgender protections law in Massachusetts – #TransLawMA.