To help combat religious discrimination against our LGBTQ community the American Humanist Association has launched a program to mobilize grassroots activists across the country who will ensure that local transitional housing spaces are inclusive & welcoming to transgender & gender non-conforming individuals. The program, Humanists Optimizing & Upholding Shelter Equality (HOUSE), is an initiative of the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance, one of the American Humanist Association’s adjuncts dedicated to advancing equal rights for the LGBTQ community both within the humanist movement & in American society. Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association stated, “Humanists have long been ahead of the curve in affirming gender non-conforming individuals. Now we are turning that support into coordinated action that exemplifies the humanist values of equality, justice & human dignity while taking a stand against religiously-motivated discrimination that harms the LGBTQ community.” Humanist groups participating in the program include: Camden County Humanists in Blackwood, New Jersey, Free Inquiry Group of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers, Florida, Harbor Humanists in Hoquiam, Washington, Humanists of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, Humanist Community of Central Ohio in Columbus, Ohio, Humanists of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, Lehigh Valley Humanists in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Montgomery Humanists in Montgomery, Alabama & South Jersey Humanists in Galloway, New Jersey, among others. Founded in 1941 & headquartered in Washington, DC, the American Humanist Association (AHA) works to protect the rights of humanists, atheists & other nontheistic Americans.
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