Allan H. Creasy

  • TEP Gumbo Contest 2018 presented by Hilton Memphis


    The 8th Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest presented by Hilton Memphis will be held on Sunday, January 21, 2018. 

    TEP's annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from the Western, Middle and Eastern United States to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the People's Choice competition. Official judges shall also vote for the Best Vegetarian Gumbo. TEP is grateful for the generous support of its presenting sponsor for 2018: Hilton Memphis! 

    Live music from Lisa. B. and Zigadoo Moneyclips!


    Who is sponsoring the contest? Scroll down! The contest is no longer accepting sponsorships.


    Online ticket sales at available through midnight on 1/14/2018. After this date, all tickets must be purchased at the door.

    Gumbo Team Registration is $25 (3 tickets for $8.33 for your team). Purchaser will be required to submit team information and agree to contest rules. Teams may purchase registration for only one gumbo. Duplicate or additional team registrations are non-refundable and will be considered a donation to TEP. 

    Gumbo Contest Team Registration Steps:
    1. Review the rules available at
    2. Complete registration payment on this page:
    3. Submit gumbo team information at

    General Admission (21 & over) $25 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, general seating, and beer voucher.

    General Admission (under 21) $15 - Includes gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, general seating, and live music.

    VIP TABLE $300.00 (8 @ $37.50 each) - Includes 8 gumbo tasting, voting in the People's Choice Competition, live music, reserved seating for 8, complimentary King Cake and 8 beer vouchers. Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive by 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last Purchasers will compete for best decorated table at the contest. Arrive between 3 and 3:30 PM before the event to decorate your table. VIP tickets available until supplies last. 

    ATTENTION ALL TICKET HOLDERS: The small stub of your ticket is the ballot to vote for your favorite gumbo in the People's Choice Competition. Save your stub to place in the ballot bag of your favorite gumbo team by 6 PM on the day of the event. 

    Beverage Service: Each gumbo contest ticket for those 21 and older includes one voucher for beer from local breweries (more vouchers can be purchased for $5 with cash or credit/debit card from TEP). Hilton will also provide a full bar with wine, cocktails, other beer and soft drinks (cash only). Valid ID required for the service of any alcoholic beverages.

    TEP is grateful to Hilton Memphis and our other sponsors for this event:



    Mid South Homebuyers


    Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region



    Helen Akin


    Baker Donelson



    First Tennessee


    Anne Gullick 

    Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis


    Dr. Shawn Hayden

    Susan MacKenzie, Attorney at Law and Mediator








    Ray Rico Freelance


    RentMemphis, LLC


    Utopia Animal Hospital



    Julie Byrd Ashworth, Attorney at Law



    High Cotton Brewing Company


    Memphis Made Brewing Company

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    Carol and Dell Livingston





    Jennifer Valli, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, psychotherapist and specialist in sexual health, Instructor at UTHSC






    January 21, 2018 at 4:30pm
    Hilton Memphis
    939 Ridge Lake Blvd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    United States
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    $25.00 USD · 165 rsvps rsvp

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    No special legislative session for bathroom discrimination!

    On the evening of May 17, The Tennessean and The Commercial Appeal reported that legislators are considering a special legislative session to take up a new effort to pass a statewide anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  Sign YOUR name to the statement below and we'll deliver your signatures to legislative leaders:

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    We oppose a special legislative session to consider an anti-transgender bathroom discrimination law.  It is never justified to spend the state's time and money to advance discrimination.  Thank you for considering our views.

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  • @ServeThe901 tweeted link to GumboVolunteer. 2016-01-04 17:41:03 -0600
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    Volunteer for the 2016 TEP Gumbo Contest

    TEP is actively seeking volunteers for the 6th Annual TEP Gumbo Contest in Memphis before the event and on the day of the event (Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016). Volunteers will receive a free tasting ticket ($25 value) allowing you to participate in the gumbo tasting. Volunteer slots are limited so apply early. Complete the form below and a member of the planning committee will contact you. 

    We request that volunteers attend a volunteer orientation on Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 2-3 PM at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center at 892 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104.


    Become a volunteer

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