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Freedom Indiana launches “Transgender Hoosiers for Freedom” coalition December 16, 2015


December 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Freedom Indiana, the statewide grassroots organization fighting to update existing Indiana laws against discrimination to include gay and transgender Hoosiers, today launched “Transgender Hoosiers for Freedom” with stories from transgender people about how legal discrimination harms them.

“As more and more transgender people share their stories, our understanding of gender identity and expression builds,” said Freedom Indiana campaign manager Chris Paulsen.

“But the fact remains that right now in our state, you can be fired or denied housing or service because of your identity, and discrimination can be an everyday occurrence for many transgender people. That’s why these Hoosiers are bravely sharing their stories in the fight to update our civil rights law so that everyone feels safe and welcome in our state.”

Read their stories:


“It affects the whole community; it’s about who we are as Hoosiers.”


“I feared for my safety and my future should my status as a transgender person be discovered by my employer.”


“No matter how hard I work, how long I’ve represented this state here and overseas with honor, and respect. I am still not protected like other Hoosiers.”