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ACLU has been fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people since 1936, when it brought its first gay rights case. Our goal is an America where LGBT people can live openly, with their identities, relationships and families respected.  We fight discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, working for fair treatment on the job and in schools, housing, public places and health care.

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23 02, 2017

Day 35: Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Demand that Trump and Session reinstate the Title IX guidance for trans children Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Pres. Trump sent a terrible message to trans children nationwide [...]

18 02, 2017

Day 30: Send transgender student Gavin Grimm some love with #StandWithGavin

February 18th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Send transgender student Gavin Grimm some love with #StandWithGavin At the Grammy Awards this past week, trans rights icon Laverne Cox urged viewers to learn the story of ACLU [...]

17 02, 2017

Day 29: Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test

February 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Take the Harvard Implicit Bias Test One of the first steps in dismantling any kind of systemic discrimination is to confront your own bias and the role you play [...]

15 02, 2017

Day 27: Urge President Trump not to use religion to discriminate

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Urge President Trump not to use religion to discriminate A leaked draft of an executive order has been circulating that would sanction discrimination against same-sex couples, transgender people, and [...]

11 02, 2017

Day 23: Find out what the school climate is like for LGBTQ students in Tennessee

February 11th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Find out what the school climate is like for LGBTQ students in Tennessee A few days ago, Tennessee legislators reintroduced the much-maligned transgender bathroom bill, which would make being at [...]

7 02, 2017

Day 19: Tell your senators about DeVos’s disturbing positions one last time before they vote

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell your senators about DeVos's disturbing positions one last time before they vote Betsy DeVos' nomination to lead the Department of Education is officially a nailbiter. Her nomination to [...]

20 01, 2017

Day 1: Take the People’s Oath

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

  Take the People’s Oath Donald Trump was just sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. We don’t know what the first act of his presidency will [...]

9 12, 2016

Feel like you’re at risk?

December 9th, 2016|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

In the wake of Election Day and subsequent rise of hate crimes on vulnerable communities, ACLU wants to make sure those who feel at risk know their rights and have access to the resources they need.

1 10, 2016

The Vigil (Fall 2016)

October 1st, 2016|Categories: Newsletters, Publications|

In this issue: "ACLU-TN launches community coalition for criminal justice reform," "ACLU-TN stands up for prisoners’ right to healthcare," "UPDATE: ACLU-TN wins victory for pro-LGBT student speech in Giles County," [...]

19 09, 2016

ACLU-TN to Honor Bernard Werthan with Lifetime Achievement Award

September 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Press Releases|

Next Generation of Social Justice Advocates to Receive Pressnell Bill of Rights Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 CONTACT Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The [...]