A majority of states still do not protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people from discrimination in public accommodations—businesses and organizations that open their doors to the public. In this whiteboard video, YouTube celebrity Hartbeat explains why all Americans deserve the same protections from discrimination in communities’ marketplaces. To learn more about the discrimination faced by LGBT Americans when attempting to access goods and services, see “We the People: LGBT Americans and the Public Square.”
Animation: Maggie Ditre
Music: bensound.com, “Cute”
Sarah McBride is the Campaigns and Communications Manager for LGBT Progress at the Center for American Progress. Andrew Cray previously served as a Policy Analyst for the Center’s LGBT Research and Communications Project.