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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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9 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on End of Bill Banning Gender-Affirming Health Care for Transgender Minors

2022-03-09T17:55:13-06:00 March 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

A bill that would have prohibited gender-affirming health care for trans minors was sent to a general subcommittee, stopping it from proceeding any further this year.

9 03, 2022

ACLU-TN Statement on “Obscenity” Bill’s Passage in House Criminal Justice Committee

2022-03-09T17:37:52-06:00 March 9th, 2022|Categories: General News, Press Releases|

Our statement on the bill targeting so-called “obscene” materials in public school libraries.

1 02, 2022

Keep LGBTQ people in Tennessee’s classrooms

2022-02-01T15:28:21-06:00 February 1st, 2022|Categories: General News, Take Action|

This bill is a blatant and vicious attempt to erase the queer and trans community from our public schools, tell law Tennessee legislators that LGBTQ people belong everywhere – in our communities, in our spaces, and in our textbooks.

26 01, 2022

FAQ – How TN Laws Affect Transgender Students in Public Schools

2022-03-29T13:03:35-05:00 January 26th, 2022|Categories: Know Your Rights, Legal and Community Resources|

In 2021, a wave of discriminatory bills targeting LGBTQ Tennesseans passed the Tennessee General Assembly and were signed into law by Governor Bill Lee. Here you will find answers to how these new laws affect transgender students.