The Human Rights Campaign and Tennessee Equality Project will partner to hold an On the Road to Equality press event in Nashville on the north steps of the Tennessee State Capitol on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 am.
The On the Road to Equality event, free and open to the public, represents the 16th stop on HRC’s nationwide bus tour to spread the message of equality. HRC is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
Participants will include Tennessee Equality Project Executive Director Chris Sanders, state Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville), HRC Southern Regional Field Director Karin Quimby, and Metro Council members Erica Gilmore and Peter Westerholm.
“Across the country, hearts and minds are changing in favor of LGBT equality — we’ve seen this on issues from marriage equality to the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ ” HRC President Joe Solmonese said in a release. “Tennesseans are no different. The LGBT community here is making tremendous progress and I’m proud to work with them as we fight for equality.”
The On the Road to Equality tour is spanning the country, educating the American public and empowering LGBT people to become advocates for themselves and their families.