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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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27 04, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions: TN’s Gender-Affirming Healthcare Ban for Patients Under Eighteen

2023-05-15T11:41:07-05:00 April 27th, 2023|Categories: General News, Know Your Rights|

This guide is intended to provide information for young people and their families regarding the law that prohibits gender-affirming medical care to patients under eighteen in Tennessee.

23 02, 2023

ACLU-TN Statement on Transgender Youth Healthcare Ban Passing House

2023-02-23T12:22:44-06:00 February 23rd, 2023|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, the ACLU, and Lambda Legal have promised the transgender youth of Tennessee and their families that they will bring immediate legal action against proposed restrictions on their health care should they be signed into law.

13 02, 2023

Advocates Promise Legal Action In Defense of Transgender Youth in Tennessee

2023-02-13T13:02:35-06:00 February 13th, 2023|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

We and our partners promise the trans youth of Tennessee we will bring immediate legal action against proposed restrictions on their health care currently being considered by the state legislature, should this legislation pass.

30 11, 2022

A Hospital Ban on Surgery for Transgender & Nonbinary People Violates Federal Law

2022-11-30T16:10:12-06:00 November 30th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

ACLU-TN sent a letter to Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare demanding that the hospital end its discriminatory policy denying lifesaving medical care to transgender and nonbinary patients. 

9 11, 2022

ACLU-TN Condemns Bill Prohibiting Gender-Affirming Health Care for Youth

2022-11-09T14:20:19-06:00 November 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Tennessee politicians introduced legislation that would prohibit doctors and families from making necessary life-saving healthcare decisions to support transgender youth.