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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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31 03, 2017

Day 71: Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth

2017-03-31T14:42:26+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility and pledge to show up for trans youth Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to celebrate those in the trans community [...]

28 03, 2017

Day 68: Sign the “I Stand for LGBT Equality in Tennessee” pledge

2017-03-28T12:36:02+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Sign "I Stand for LGBT Equality in Tennessee" pledge Recently, Tennesseans have faced a wave of anti-#LGBT legislation, and ACLU and our supporters have been right there to hold [...]

25 03, 2017

Day 65: Watch “Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice” about ACLU-TN’s history

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Watch "Celebrating Freedom, Fighting for Justice" about ACLU-TN's history From the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial to representing Dr. Martin Luther King during the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike to [...]

23 03, 2017

Day 63: Learn how the new labor secretary could impact LGBT & women workers

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Learn about the impact the new labor secretary could have on LGBT and women workers LGBT and women workers — indeed every single worker in this country — deserve [...]

23 03, 2017

Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement of Youth

2017-05-05T10:17:29+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge today granted a preliminary injunction in an American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee lawsuit challenging the use of solitary confinement for juveniles. The injunction prohibits the county from subjecting children in its detention facility to solitary confinement as punishment while the case proceeds.

22 03, 2017

Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms Halted in Committee

2017-05-05T10:18:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Press Releases|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2017 CONTACT: Lindsay Kee, ACLU-TN communications director, 615-320-7142 NASHVILLE — Today the bill that would have prohibited transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated [...]

22 03, 2017

Day 62: Tell Congress: Don’t repeal the Affordable Care Act

2017-03-28T06:53:23+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell Congress: Don't repeal the Affordable Care Act The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently found that under the plan to repeal the ACA, 24 million more Americans would lose [...]

16 03, 2017

Day 55: Tell your state representative to treat everyone equally under the law

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell your state representative to treat everyone equally under the law Tell your state representative to vote NO on a bill which amounts to yet another attempt to prevent [...]

15 03, 2017

Day 54: Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville

2017-03-28T06:53:24+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Join the Resistance March and Rally in Nashville President Trump is coming to Nashville tomorrow and Senators Corker and Alexander will be in attendance. Join ACLU-TN this Wednesday, March [...]