Tennessee Equality Project was honored today at the Nashville CABLE's annual Power of Inclusion Awards in the nonprofit category.
The Power of Inclusion Awards recognize Nashville individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations that championed all types of diversity and developed innovative methods to enhance diversity and inclusion during the 2010 calendar year. Nominees are evaluated and selected by CABLE’s panel of experts on Diversity Best Practice. Awards criteria reflect high standards for a diverse workplace, covering hiring practices, efforts to advocate for diversity in the Nashville community and demonstrable achievement resolving inequalities between different segments of the work force.
Tennessee Equality Project (TEP) is a statewide organization dedicated to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the State of Tennessee through the establishment of fair and equitable laws protecting these rights and the elimination of laws that would seek to counter this effort.
TEP was founded on June 15, 2004 by members of the GLBT community in Nashville in an effort to organize a group of committed citizens who believe in protecting the rights of GLBT persons in Tennessee.