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Tico Almeida
Tico Almeida is the founder and president of Freedom to Work, a national LGBT organization. Tico has extensive experience advocating for workplace fairness as a civil rights litigator in private practice and a legislative attorney in the U.S. Congress. From 2007 to 2010, Tico served as lead counsel on the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He drafted several portions of the bill and organized Committee hearings in support of ENDA. He has provided media commentary on ENDA to publications including the Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, The Hill, The Huffington Post, the Washington Blade, MetroWeekly, Bilerico, TowleRoad and The Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM satellite radio. The National LGBT Bar Association recently named Tico Almeida to its list of the Top 40 LGBT Lawyers Under the Age of 40.

Entries by Tico Almeida

LGBT Latinos Face a Broken Bargain in the American Workforce

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 9:50 AM

According to a new report released today -- A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Latinos are among the most disadvantaged workers in America. This groundbreaking report by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) and a broad spectrum of civil rights...

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$300 Billion Taxpayer Dollars Funneled to Businesses in States That Allow LGBT Workplace Discrimination

(83) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 9:02 AM

As taxpayers across the country scramble this week to complete their taxes, many will ask themselves, "Is the government spending this money wisely?" A new policy brief released ahead of Tax Day raises the same question, and calculates that the federal government spends nearly $300 billion per year...

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We Can't Wait: How Obama Can Stop Discrimination Now

(83) Comments | Posted February 19, 2012 | 11:29 AM

I have always considered Elizabeth Birch, the former head of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), to be a smart and savvy leader for our civil rights movement. At the new organization Freedom to Work, we're pushing hard for President Obama to sign the ENDA executive order,...

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