Tennessee has recently passed anti-LGBTQ bans

Transgender Youth - Ban on gender-affirming care for transgender care for youth. The law also requires those under 18 now receiving gender-affirming care to detransition. Tennessee became the first U.S. state to pass a law restricting drag performances.

TN also passed a law restricting drag shows Often referred to as the "anti-drag bill" criminalizes "adult cabaret entertainment" from being performed in public spaces, or if children are present.

Also, in the works, the Tennessee state House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that could allow county officials to deny same-sex or interracial couples marriage licenses. The bill states that "A person shall not be required to solemnize a marriage if the person has an objection to solemnizing the marriage based on the person's conscience or religious beliefs."

"These are the stirrings of fascism. This is a dangerous road to walk down." said Tennessee State Sen. Heidi Campbell


The Human Rights Campaign paid for a full-page ad featuring a recently-unearthed 1977 photo of Tennessee's anti-gay governor Bill Lee posing in drag for his yearbook. HRC said the goal of the photo was to expose the "hypocrisy of the drag ban"

Tennessee's Republican lieutenant governor Randy McNally was exposed for his apparent appreciation of male model Franklyn MClur's racy photos--and other LGBTQ+ people--on Facebook and Instagram.

Info from ACLU Tennessee, Tennessee Holler, Human Rights Campaign, Anti-Defamation League, ACLU

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