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Get the latest news on the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition – and keep up with all of the ways, large and small, that mayors are standing up against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity!

Mayors Herald LGBTQ Protections in Municipal Equality Index Release November 2, 2017 Mayors across the country – including many members of the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition – are assessing their city’s record on LGBTQ equality through the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, which recently released its 2017 edition.
Mayors from All Corners of the Country File Landmark Supreme Court Brief Defending LGBTQ Non-Discrimination October 29, 2017 The cities brief argues that local laws are necessary to both address significant harms against LGBTQ residents, and to benefit LGBTQ residents and their communities.
Mayors Announce Strong Opposition to Mississippi’s HB1523, Nation’s Most Extreme Anti-LGBTQ Law October 11, 2017 "Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination strongly opposes Mississippi's HB 1523, which is one of the most sweeping, egregious anti-LGBTQ laws in the country."
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Condemns Department of Justice’s License to Discriminate October 6, 2017 "As elected officials, our role is to protect our residents fairly and equally – and that includes protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination. This guidance from the Trump Administration undercuts that responsibility and underlines the importance of local and state leaders standing up for full equality.”
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Respond to Trump Ban on Open Service for Transgender People July 27, 2017 President Donald Trump announced this week in a series of tweets that he is re-instating the ban on open service in the military by transgender Americans, stating that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve "in any capacity."
U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Resolution Supporting Our Work June 29, 2017 This week the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution supporting mayors working toward LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination and against anti-LGBT policies and laws.
Mayors Across The Country Are Celebrating the Diversity Of Pride In A Diversity of Ways This Year June 23, 2017 The rainbow flag is going up at city halls across the country, but that’s not the only way mayors are celebrating Pride. They’re also marching in rallies and parades, and speaking out publicly in other ways to spread the message far and wide that equal treatment for LGBT Americans helps us build stronger communities for everyone.
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Roster Climbs to More Than 250 in Nearly Every State June 7, 2017 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.
Coalition of Nearly 250 Mayors Condemn Possibility of Anti-LGBT ‘License to Discriminate’ Executive Order May 3, 2017 Any action from the administration that permits individuals and business owners a sweeping license to discriminate against LGBT people and other groups of Americans is inexcusable.
Texas Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Oppose Bill to Revoke LGBT Protections April 19, 2017 "HB2899 is a threat to our Texan values of freedom, fairness, and individual liberty, and has no place in the state legislature."
In Tumblr IssueTime Event, Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Answer Questions on LGBT Equality April 12, 2017 The event, an "IssueTime" virtual roundtable, saw mayors answering questions about LGBT equality and the push for LGBT non-discrimination protections.
TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality Through Tumblr IssueTime Series April 7, 2017 Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr’s IssueTime series.
Congrats to Mayor Horrigan and Akron, Ohio on Passing LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance April 5, 2017 Akron is the fifth largest city in Ohio, with nearly 200,000 residents who are now protected from anti-LGBT discrimination.
Flawed HB2 Proposal in North Carolina Would Strip Cities & Towns of Ability to Protect LGBT Residents March 30, 2017 As mayors, we know that LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination builds stronger communities – and that stripping municipalities from the ability to protect our citizens from discrimination is dangerous and harmful.
31 Cities, Counties, and Mayors File Supreme Court Brief in Support of Transgender Students March 2, 2017 One of the briefs features the voices of dozens of city attorneys, including many of the cities represented by the Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition, which advocates for LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination policies at the local level.