Tennessee Equality Project

Tennessee's anti-trans bill laid to rest, but not dead

While the work to not only silence this bill once and for all, but to shift the cultural narrative towards full acceptance, is undoubtedly ongoing, the importance of this moment is not to be understated.

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GLAAD draws media attention to Tennessee anti-LGBT bills

After GLAAD's press conference in Nashville yesterday, Tennessee's anti-LGBT legislation has become more visible in the news
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Music industry's leading performing rights organizations speak out against discriminatory Tennessee bills

Today, the music industry's leading performing rights organizations, ASCAP and BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) spoke out against anti-LGBT bills currently pending in Tennessee.

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PHOTOS: GLAAD in Nashville, calls on music industry to take a stand against discriminatory bills

GLAAD and the Tennessee Equality Project gathered in Nashville with Actor and musician Chris Carmack, singer-songwriter and producer Desmond Child, and Tennessee-based LGBT advocates to call on the country music industry to take a stand against discriminatory bills currently pending in Tennessee, which threaten the rights and safety of LGBT people.

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Miley Cyrus and Ty Herndon speak out against LGBT discrimination bills in Tennessee

Tennessee's House of Representatives has passed a Counseling Discrimination bill, allowing counselors to refuse mental health services to LGBT clients based on the counselor's religious beliefs
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Tennessee bill targeting transgender students up for consideration in March

HB 2414, which would bar transgender students in public schools and public institution of higher education from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity, is up for consideration by the Tennessee House's Education Administration & Planning Subcommittee on March 1.

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October 7, 2013

Anti-gay activists oppose rainbow flag at Tennessee University

A rainbow flag with stripes and stars has created a controversy at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
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Tennessee Hospital Denies Partner Visitation, Local Advocates Step In

Last week, Val Burke of Middle Tennessee was prevented from visiting her partner of three years at Rolling Hills Hospital. Tennessee Equality Project contacted the hospital to inquire about the incident and ensure that Burke and her partner were able to see each other.

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