Adam remembers turning to the internet two years ago to pinpoint the exact right words for his gender identity. That’s when he came across articles about anti-transgender legislation. He felt demonized.
Gov. Bill Lee has signed a bill into law barring transgender students from competing in girls’ sports. Lee has previously said transgender athletes would “put a glass ceiling back over women.” I signed the bill to preserve women's athletics and ensure fair competition. This legislation responds to damaging federal policies that stand in opposition to […]
A bill that would limit participation of transgender athletes comes to the House and Senate floors, Republican senators move to ban student-athletes’ protests during the national anthem, and a key lawmaker explains why he supports a bill that would allow the governor to force schools to reopen.
Rep. Eddie Mannis, R-Knoxville, has warned his House colleagues that a ban on transgender athletes could have a tremendous impact on LGBT kids.
An anti-transgender measure that is making its way through the Tennessee legislature has a new backer: Gov. Bill Lee. Talking to reporters Wednesday, Lee spoke against transgender athletes, saying that he thinks their participation would put back in place a glass ceiling for women’s participation in middle and high school sports.
The Tennessee legislature is bringing back a measure that would require transgender youth to play in sports teams that match their sex assigned at birth. The bill (HB 3/SB 228) was initially introduced last year, but the pandemic made it stall.
A weekend vigil in Nashville drew an intimate crowd to honor Tony McDade, a 38-year-old Black transgender man who was shot and killed in May, by a police officer in Tallahassee, Florida.
Prisons have become the latest hot spot for the coronavirus in Tennessee. Officials announced Monday that more than 170 positive results have been confirmed at four correctional facilities. But only a fraction of the prison population is being tested.
Senate Speaker Randy McNally wants the legislature to consider the impact anti-LGBT bills have on the state before taking up more such measures. Tennessee has drawn criticism lately over legislation that targets the LGBT community. At least one company has said they are reconsidering a further expansion.
Tennessee is joining 15 others to try to overturn a recent ruling that found sex discrimination laws cover transgender people. Attorney General Herbert Slatery made the announcement Tuesday. He and his colleagues want the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a decision issued earlier this year by the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has […]