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Talking About Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBT People

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
April, 2015

Solid majorities of Americans support protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations. However, that support cannot be taken for granted, as many Americans mistakenly believe that LGBT people are already protected from discrimination. And when opponents of equality introduce false, fear-based attacks on nondiscrimination protections, people can often lose sight of their core values.

This publication provides conversation approaches and talking points to help allies build and sustain solid, lasting support for nondiscrimination laws, and also factually and effectively address concerns that might be raised when discussing the need for such laws.