Nashville will join cities across America on June 11 in a local rally to support the National Day of Action in support of LGBT equality and pride.
A statement of solidarity with the National LGBT March on Washington, which will take place the same day, the local rally will mark an historic day of action to demand justice for the LGBT community.
The rally will take place at Legislative Plaza downtown on Sunday June 11. It will be begin at 11am.
According to a Facebook Event page, "This will be an ALL inclusive event. We stand in solidarity with the earth, women, immigrants, Muslims, workers, tenants, and all historically marginalized communities." Sponsors include Nashville Pride, the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Protect the Culture, The Change Project, Mobius, TRAX, Launch Pad, Middle Tennessee CAPE, Out & About Nashville, Street Works, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, PFLAG Nashville and GLSEN Tennessee.
Shawn Reilly, a Vanderbilt student and national field organizer for The Change Project, said in a statement, "This year in the Tennessee legislation, numerous anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced, included but not limited to the anti-transgender Student Bill (SB 0071/HB0888), the Anti-LGBT Marraige Act Bill (SB 0752/HB 0892), Anti-LGBT Parent Bills (SB 1153/HB1406 and SB0300/HB0033), and Business Right to LGBT Discrimination Bill (SB 0127/HB 0054). In response to these and all attacks on the LGBTQ community, we will assemble."
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