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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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24 04, 2017

Day 95: Stop the “LGBT Erasure” bill — it’s our last chance

2017-04-24T10:22:45+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Stop the "LGBT Erasure" bill — it's our last chance This week, the Tennessee Senate will take up the "LGBT Erasure" bill, which attempts to prevent full recognition of [...]

17 04, 2017

Day 88: Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law

2017-04-17T15:41:35+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know Your Rights: Transgender People and the Law Navigating legal protections as a transgender or gender non-conforming individual can be confusing and stressful. ACLU’s “Know Your Rights: Transgender People [...]

11 04, 2017

Day 82: Know your rights before going to prom or graduation

2017-04-11T15:15:17+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Know your rights before going to prom or graduation Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for prom and graduation. Make sure you and the high schooler [...]

5 04, 2017

Day 76: Tell NCAA they’re wrong about North Carolina’s so-called “repeal” of HB2

2017-04-05T12:30:44+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Your First 100 Days Challenge|

   Tell NCAA they're wrong about North Carolina’s so-called "repeal” of HB2 The NCAA just announced that North Carolina’s so-called #HB2 "repeal" bill is sufficient to justify bringing championship games [...]

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 [...]