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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!

65+ Mayors Oppose Proposed Anti-LGBTQ Rule Rolling Back Protections September 24, 2020 65 members of the Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination, representing more than 21 million constituents, have submitted a public comment and letter opposing a proposed federal rule attempting to undermine the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Equal Access Rule.
Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Welcomes Mayor Joseph Geierman April 3, 2020 Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Welcomes Mayor Joseph Geierman of Doraville, GA to the coalition.
Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Welcomes Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft February 3, 2020 Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination welcomes Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft of Alameda, CA to the coalition. 
Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Holds Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. January 23, 2020 The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition held its briefing today at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Applaud Historic Passage of Equality Act May 17, 2019 The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition is celebrating the passage of the Equality Act, the first-ever comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives. 
Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination Meets in Washington, D.C. January 27, 2019 The Mayors Against LGBTQ Discrimination coalition held a briefing today at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, celebrating the accomplishments made toward protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination in housing, employment, and public spaces. 
Bipartisan Coalition of Mayors Defend Transgender Americans October 23, 2018 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering a proposal that would define sex as “a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.”
U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Two LGBTQ-Inclusive Resolutions at Annual Meeting June 21, 2018 During the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Meeting, held this year in Boston, the group passed two LGBTQ-affirming resolutions, building on one approved last year and showing broad, bipartisan support for protecting the LGBTQ community from discrimination.
Mayors Nationwide Show Support For LGBTQ Nondiscrimination at Boston Pride June 19, 2018 During the annual Boston Pride celebration on June 9, mayors from across the country joined together to show their collective support for LGBTQ nondiscrimination.
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Welcomes Two New Co-Chairs! June 11, 2018 Our Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition is proud to welcome two new co-chairs to leadership positions, continuing to keep momentum moving forward as we work toward full lived equality for LGBTQ people.
Mayors Speak Out Against Supreme Court’s Discriminatory Decision in ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop’ June 4, 2018 Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case, ruling in favor of a bakery that refused to sell a cake to a same-sex couple, but simultaneously speaking against the principle of nondiscrimination as a whole.
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Membership Breaks 300! April 26, 2018 With the latest update, our Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination coalition has grown to over 300 members!
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Celebrates International Transgender Day of Visibility March 30, 2018 Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination is proud to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31. It is essential to elevate and amplify the voices of transgender people as they seek full, lived equality throughout the country.
Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Oppose Anti-Transgender Military Ban from White House March 26, 2018 "As mayors, we oppose the transgender military ban that would weaken our military, contradict the values that we stand for as Americans, and be devastating to transgender service members and their families. The Administration is wasting valuable time and resources by targeting talented and dedicated soldiers for discrimination."
Minneapolis Mayor Speaks Out for LGBTQ Equal Treatment Following Historic Election March 14, 2018 Mayor Frey has a history of allying with the LGBTQ community and has worked for many years to make positive change in the North Star State.