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.