Discriminatory legislative attacks on Tennessee's LGBTQ community are coming on March 3 and 4 as the 2020 Legislative Session moves forward.
You can read our complete Bill Reportfor a breakdown of everything we are facing and where things stand.
If you are a businessand have not, sign our open letter opposing further discrimination, please do. We are working on a second release, highlighting new signers and updating legislators on the full list. This letter and the businesses on itare making a difference around the discussion and the economic impact we will face if further discrimination is passed. If you have signed it, thank you, take further action below.
Individual Action Items: Our partners at the Tennessee Equality Project have organized direct contact campaigns and we would love for you to attend hearings next week. We will be there and would love to see you there as well, expressing your opposition by wearing red. Note: All the email campaigns below are new as of the evening of February 26. Please, take action on each one individually. And attend as many events as you can. We need to fill these committee rooms in the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville.
Tuesday, March 3
HB2576, the bill preventing transgender youth from accessing gender-affirming care and labeling the doctors who provide it as child abusers, is up for a vote.
SB2896/HB2721, the attempt to put in place parent boards for every public library system in the state that would result in censorship and fines and jail time for librarians who violate their edicts, is up for a vote in Senate and House committees on this date.