Content Filed Under: Transgender Freedom Project

The Transgender Freedom Project works to amplify the stories of transgender people, their families, and their loved ones, in order to paint the complete picture of who transgender people are and the need for comprehensive, inclusive nondiscrimination protections.


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Honoring Strong LGBT Support Among People of Faith on Religious Freedom Day

By Adam Polaski • January 16, 2017, 11:47 am The freedom of religion should be celebrated as a fundamental right, something vital for all people in our country – but it should never be used as a weapon, something explicitly and specifically leveraged to harm a class of people or make discrimination easier.
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Advocate & Entrepreneur Aydian Dowling: I Was Fired for Being Transgender

September 7, 2016, 9:40 am "A lot of people say that I must not have any issues being trans," Aydian Dowling said. But just a few years ago, Aydian was fired for being transgender, a story familiar with far too many transgender people.
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Transgender Veteran in Arizona Shares Her Decades-Long Journey to Living Freely

September 1, 2016, 2:54 pm "The positive thing for Transgender people who transition is that they are now being true to themselves. They have the strength to tell you who they are. They have the strength to live a life that they've kept hidden, for most, over half a century."
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Wisconsin Mother Calls for Deeper Understanding of Transgender People Following Son’s Suicide

August 25, 2016, 2:34 pm His mother Joanne has worked for the past year to carry the torch that Skylar left behind, still lit, still working to illuminate injustice and share the reality of what it means to be transgender.
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In Outrageous Ruling, Judge Grants Request by States Seeking to Roll Back Federal Transgender Protections

By Adam Polaski • August 22, 2016, 9:12 am The lawsuit, at its basest level, is a shameful attack on transgender people with one purpose: To enshrine transgender people as second-class citizens under the law and inflict discrimination into their everyday lives.
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Transgender Fashion Model Tracey Norman: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Live Your Truth’

By Adam Polaski • August 17, 2016, 11:58 am Tracey's beautiful comeback story is inspiring – a signal that the world has changed for so many, and a motivation for us to continue pushing forward and committing to lasting, full non-discrimination protections once and for all.
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WATCH: Chris Mosier, Transgender Athlete, Appears in Stunning New Nike Ad

By Adam Polaski • August 9, 2016, 10:19 am This week, in a huge step forward for visibility for transgender people, a new TV ad from Nike debuted during Olympics coverage on Monday night.
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WATCH: Transgender People Share Experiences Transitioning in the Workplace with Supportive Coworkers

By Adam Polaski • August 3, 2016, 9:31 am This week Logo released a new web video that helps showcase the stories of transgender Americans and underline the importance of coworkers, friends, and other allies accepting, understanding, and affirming their identities.
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National TV Ad Depicting Transgender Discrimination to Premiere During Republican National Convention

July 11, 2016, 8:24 am A groundbreaking ad depicting the challenges faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms—and highlighting the lack of state and federal nondiscrimination protections for transgender people—will have its national television debut on FOX News Channel next Thursday, July 21, during the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Groundbreaking New TV Ad Promoting Transgender Protections Will Debut During Republican National Convention

By Adam Polaski • July 11, 2016, 8:00 am Today, Freedom for All Americans is proud to stand up for the launch of a new national television ad showcasing the discrimination that transgender Americans face each day.
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VICTORY: Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative Defeated In Washington

By Cameron Tolle • July 7, 2016, 8:57 pm Victory tonight in Washington state, where we're celebrating the defeat of I-1515 - a harmful proposed ballot initiative that would have repealed the state's 10-year-old non-discrimination laws ensuring fair and equal treatment of transgender people.
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FFAA and Tumblr Team Up to Launch New Digital Action Platform Encouraging Users to Get Involved in Social Change

By Megan Clayton • July 5, 2016, 12:34 pm Last month, Freedom for All Americans partnered with Tumblr for the microblogging platform’s first edition of IssueTime, a live virtual event that brings together expert panelists to answer users' questions about a pressing issue or current event.
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Transgender Advocates Andy Marra and Zeke Christopoulos Speak Out on Tumblr’s AnswerTime

By Megan Clayton • July 5, 2016, 12:32 pm Last week, transgender rights advocates Andy Marra and Zeke Christopoulos hosted Tumblr’s “Answer Time,” a community-driven Q&A series with celebrities, public officials, activists and other movers-and-shakers.
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HISTORIC: Department of Defense Lifts Ban on Open Service for Transgender Servicemembers

By Adam Polaski • June 30, 2016, 1:55 pm Today in a video announcement from the United States Department of Defense, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that the Pentagon will be ending its discriminatory policy prohibiting open service for transgender Americans.
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For Transgender Graduate, Passage of Transgender Protections Bill Would Mean Safety and Security at Home

May 31, 2016, 3:50 pm Andrew is also looking forward to passage of the transgender protections bill, known as #TransBillMA. "This bill would send a really strong message to transgender people living in the state, but also to the country, that we aren't going to buy the hysteria that surrounds this legislation so often."