rebecca lucas

  • posted about The ABCs of LGBT Health Care on Facebook 2017-08-10 10:08:59 -0500
    RSVP: The ABCs of LGBT Health Care

    The ABCs of LGBT Health Care

    Professionals and members of the public not seeking credit may register free of charge using this page. The RSVP button is at the bottom of the page.

    Basics:  October 7 at the Hilton Knoxville located at 501 W. Church Ave. in Knoxville, TN. 

    Schedule:  The day begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by presentations.  The lunch break takes place at 11:45 and many good options are available near the hotel.  The conference ends between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

    Parking:  Parking is available for Hilton guests in an attached garage. Self parking is $13 per day or $16 per day valet parking for overnight guests. Day guests can self park at a discounted rate of $10 if attending meetings and functions
    in the hotel. Valet Parking is available 24 hours a day. Locust Street Garage is owned by the city and is currently $2.00 for the first 2 hours, and $1.00 for each additional hour (max $7.00). Complimentary parking is offered at city owned garages on most nights and weekends.

    WHEN
    October 07, 2017 at 8:30am
    WHERE
    Hilton Knoxville
    501 W Church Ave
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    United States
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  • Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414

    Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.

    976 signatures

    Dear Governor Haslam,

    We call on you to do everything in your power to lobby against passage of SB2387/HB2414, the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  We also ask that you VETO the bill if it reaches your desk. 

    The bill endangers vulnerable students and it risks significant U.S. Department of Education funds to Tennessee.  If this bill became law, the enforcement would be a nightmare for school districts across the state. 

    Show the world that Tennessee is a welcoming state.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • posted about Volunteer with TEP on Facebook 2015-07-20 10:11:17 -0500
    I signed up to volunteer for Tennessee Equality Project. Join me!

    Volunteer with TEP

    TEP needs volunteers throughout the year.  Please, fill out this form or contact us at chris@tnequalityproject.com for more information.  Thank you!

    Become a volunteer

  • commented on Why are there so FEW anti-equality bills in the Legislature this year? 2015-03-07 09:03:23 -0600
    It doesn’t hurt that mr. campfield has been uninvited to the party.
  • PFLAG Maryville endorsed 2014-12-11 16:19:48 -0600

    Tennessee Open For Business

    openforbiz.pngTennessee Open For Business is a free program for Tennessee businesses that pledge not to discriminate against their employees or customers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. That means that member businesses do not discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender individuals or couples.  Members will get a listing on our website, a post on Facebook, and a window cling suitable for display in their storefront. The program is made possible through generous support of the Brooks Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

    You can see a list of some of the current members of Tennessee Open For Business at this link

    For questions, contact us at chris@tnequalityproject.com.

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  • Urge Yoke Ministries to Stop Discriminating

    61 signatures

    Cassie Hopkins, a young bisexual woman, had volunteered at Yoke Youth Ministries in Jefferson County.  The program is interdenominational and draws on the work of young adults to mentor middle-school students.  She had gone through the screening process and there were no complaints about her work as a volunteer.  After disclosing her sexual orientation on Facebook, her supervisor told her that she would no longer be allowed to volunteer, even though there is nothing in Yoke's written policies about sexual orientation.  Her supervisor compared bisexuality to alcoholism and drug addiction.

    Let's show support for Cassie and remind our fellow Tennesseans and especially Yoke that people can serve and contribute to enriching the lives of youth in our state regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  This is a message Yoke and many others need to hear.  Please, add your voice. 

    We are glad to partner with the LGBT Alumni of Carson-Newman on this project.  They first brought the case to our attention.

    Note:  We are not arguing about whether anyone has the legal ability to discriminate in Tennessee.  What we are contesting is whether it is right to exclude talented people from helping youth simply because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. 

     

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  • signed Issues: SBC 2014-10-28 15:17:48 -0500

    Urge Southern Baptist Leadership to rethink the impact of their teachings on LGBT people

    Learn more about the issue and consider signing the petition to add your voice to this call to action.

    87 signatures

    This week the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission is holding a conference in Nashville on marriage, sexuality, and gender.  Add your voice to urge them to consider the impact of their teachings on violence against LGBT people and LGBT youth homelessness.  According to national estimates, up to 40% of the youth homeless population is LGBT.  Many of those youth were turned out of their homes because of certain kinds of religious bias.  We believe that rather than holding conferences on how to preserve marriage discrimination, the Southern Baptist Convention's leadership should begin to address the ways in which their teachings contribute to harms to LGBT people. 

    TEP joined OutCentral and Vanderbilt Divinity School in organizing a protest of the event outside the Opryland Hotel.  TTPC and PFLAG also participated.  Your voice can help highlight needed changes in the Southern Baptist Convention's approach.

     

     

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