One of the few hospitals offering gender-affirming surgeries in Tennessee paused procedures in recent weeks. But in response to legal threats from the American Civil Liberties Union, Methodist Le Bonheur in Memphis says the pause will be temporary — indicating procedures will restart by the end of the year.
The future of Pride celebrations in Tennessee is uncertain. Summer festivals, drag shows and book displays celebrating LGBTQ Tennesseans have faced pushback throughout the state.
Nashville’s drag scene is thriving and as active as it’s ever been, from club shows, to brunches, to transportainment.
Tennessee Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson, R-Franklin, has filed the first couple bills ahead of the next legislative session — and both are taking aim at the LGBTQ community.
The first proposed bill for Tennessee’s upcoming legislative session could ban gender-affirming care for minors in Tennessee. Republican leaders in the statehouse released a draft of the legislation Wednesday.
A 2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health found that 28% of LGBTQ youth experienced homelessness or housing instability at some point in their lives — even though they represent less than 10% of the population. So what is being done to help LGBTQ youth find a safe place to sleep for the night in Nashville?
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has agreed to pause gender-affirming surgeries performed by its pediatric transgender health clinic, which has been under fire from Republican lawmakers. Vanderbilt has now responded to a letter signed by 62 GOP members of the Tennessee House of Representatives who demanded the clinic stop surgeries on minors.
The websites for both VUMC’s minor and adult clinics have been down, following attacks from a far-right podcaster and Republican elected officials.