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Straight Tennesseans stand up for state's GLBT Sept. 16

September 15, 2008 O&AN Staff Reports   Comments

Participants will vigil on Tuesday, Sept. 16, to show their commitment to a Tennessee where all citizens feel safe in their communities and to encourage the passage of non-discrimination ordinances in major Tennessee cities.

From 5 to 7 p.m., straight Tennesseans will gather at Davidson County Courthouse Public Square to share a simple but inspiring message: gay and transgender Americans are our neighbors.

The Mayor and members of the Metro Council, which will be meeting in the Courthouse at 6:30 p.m., have been invited to attend.
 
The event is part of the 2nd annual Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights 2008, a national project that will spotlight straight equality advocates over the week of Sept. 14 through 20.  In 2007, a week of nighttime vigils lit up 36 American cities, providing unprecedented visibility for fair-minded straight people.
 
Nationally, Seven Straight Nights is sponsored by Atticus Circle and Soulforce. For more information, visit www.sevenstraightnights.org.

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