William Langston signed I support trans + nonbinary youth in Rutherford Co and throughout TN 2023-01-24 12:55:38 -0600
On January 28, there is a rally against gender-affirming care for trans and non-binary in Murfreesboro. This rally sends a destructive message about our community, spreads misinformation, and increases the danger of bad public policy. Let's send a positive message from allies across the state as gender diverse youth are under attack. Sign and share this petition to show that you support life-saving care for trans and non-binary youth in Rutherford County and throughout Tennessee.214 signatures
Today I am speaking in solidarity with trans and non-binary youth in Rutherford County and throughout Tennessee. Our youth don't need rallies attacking their healthcare and their existence. They need supportive communities in East, West, and Middle Tennessee. Our youth don't need the government interfering with their healthcare options, they need public policy that celebrates and protects their lives. I call on the Legislature to abandon SB1/HB1, SB5, and all legislation that harms trans and nonbinary youth.
William Langston donated 2021-07-19 15:33:53 -0500
Update: We are pleased to announce that all spaces have been sold! We are no longer taking payments for the festival. Thank you to all sponsors and vendors of BoroPride 2021!
We are pleased to announce that Boro Pride returns on August 21 this year. Please, find the various sponsorship and vendor levels and benefits in the graphic below. When you have selected your level, use the form at the left to make your payment.
Vendors and attendees must adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. By making your payment, you agree to follow the guidelines that will be provided to you prior to the event. Vendors will be notified of the guidelines in follow-up communication.
If you wish to pay by check, you may do so by making the check payable to "TEP Foundation" and putting "Boro Pride" in the memo line. Mail checks to P.O. Box 330895 Nashville, TN 37203. Please, let us know that you are sending a check by emailing us at [email protected] so that we can reserve your spot. Note: The word "donation" may appear on this page or in your receipt. It refers to your payment for your sponsorship or vendor space.Donate
William Langston donated 2019-04-14 18:13:09 -0500
Note: All spaces are now sold. We are no longer accepting payments.
Thank you for your interest in being a sponsor or vendor at Boro Pride 2019 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on September 7. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Follow this Facebook page for ongoing details. All levels include a vendor space, which is the size of a parking space. All vendors are responsible for tents, tables, and chairs. Electrical access may not be available. Vendors may not distribute messages inconstistent with the mission of Boro Pride, which is a program of the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation. NEW this year: Vendors setting up Facebook pages for the event MUST title their Facebook event page "(Name of organization) volunteers at Boro Pride" to avoid confusion with the official Boro Pride Facebook event page. When you sign up to be a vendor, you agree to this condition. For more information or questions, contact [email protected] .Donate
William Langston donated 2019-02-14 03:45:33 -0600$3,790.00 raisedGOAL: $2,500.00
Victories in the legislative arena are homegrown in Tennessee. Local professionals, volunteers, LGBTQ people, and allies make them happen. In 2018, TEP received no national financial support for our legislative efforts, but we beat all the discriminatory bills in that legislative session because Tennesseans took action. We welcome your support again in 2019 because Tennessee is one of the top states for the number of discriminatory bills filed every year. While your contribution to our legislative lobbying efforts through this portal is not tax deductible, it allows us to invest in professional, experienced lobbying and statewide organizing to bolster our defenses. We are grateful for your support.Donate
A foster care and adoption license to discriminate measure was recently put into a health and human services funding bill in the House Appropriations Committee.
The “Aderholt Amendment” allows foster care and adoption service providers across the country to discriminate against children and prospective parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and marital status.
We need your help to tell Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker: NO ADOPTION DISCRIMINATION in the 2019 Appropriations bill! We will deliver hard copies to their offices.1,051 signatures
Dear Senators Alexander and Corker:
We urge you to act to oppose the Aderholt amendment allowing discrimination in foster care and adoption services in the FY19 House Labor-HHS appropriations bill and ensure that the measure is NOT included in any Senate or final appropriations bill.
It would allow taxpayer-funded foster care and adoption service providers to discriminate against children in care and against prospective parents, based on sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and marital status.
The measure breaks the cardinal rule of child welfare services: to act in the best interest of the child. This amendment would actually HARM CHILDREN.
This amendment would greatly harm the 440,000 children in foster care, particularly the 117,000 who are waiting to be adopted into loving, forever homes. There is a crisis in foster care due to the huge shortage of available families for children. Each year, over half the children waiting to be adopted do not find a loving home, and most devastatingly, over 17,000 foster youth age out of care without a forever family. Those youth are at greater risk of involvement with the criminal justice system, homelessness, unemployment, and being trafficked.
Speak out against this poison pill amendment,; let your leadership know you will not support a funding bill with the measure included, and vote against any appropriations measure that includes such discriminatory provisions. Thank you for considering our views.
William Langston signed Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed 2018-07-15 16:49:52 -0500
Urge Senators Alexander and Corker to speak up for LGBTQ people when the next Supreme Court justice is appointed
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring so the President will name a successor who must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Sign to urge Senator Alexander and Senator Corker to speak up for the LGBTQ community during the confirmation process. TEP will deliver a hard copy of the signatures to their offices.1,069 signatures
Senator Alexander and Senator Corker:
When the President announces his choice to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, we urge you to speak up for the rights of LGBTQ people. It is vitally important that members of the Supreme Court support the principle of "equal protection" and that Justice Kennedy's successor uphold the existing rights of LGBTQ people and oppose discrimination against LGBTQ people. We respectfully ask you to raise these concerns publicly and not to vote for any nominee who supports discrimination.
William Langston donated 2018-05-04 14:47:17 -0500
William Langston donated 2017-07-31 11:28:25 -0500
William Langston donated 2016-10-12 12:47:31 -0500$2,170.00 raisedGOAL: $2,000.00
An anonymous donor has offered us a $2000 challenge. Make your tax deductible investment in any amount to help us meet the challenge for National Coming Out Day. We will run the challenge until October 18.
Regardless of whether you can give, consider posting a National Coming Out Day video and tag us on Facebook or on Twitter. Let's show Tennessee the vibrancy and diversity of our community and allies.
Your contribution helps fund educational programs around the state. For example, in November we are offering training sessions for clergy throughout Tennessee to help them advocate more effectively for the LGBT community.Donate
William Langston donated 2016-07-14 12:37:56 -0500$4,610.00 raisedGOAL: $4,000.00
Murfreesboro Pride takes place on August 27, 2016 on the square in Murfreesboro. Use this form to purchase sponsorships. We will contact you after you make your payment to confirm the name of your business or organization.
The following are the sponsorship levels with benefits. Note that benefits are cumulative.
1. Blue/$100--Name recognition on webisite
2. Purple/$250--One social media mention
3. Magenta/$500--Name recognition on website, one social media mention, organization/company name on Pride shirt
4. Red/$750--Name recognition on website, one social media mention, organization/company name on Pride shirt, mention from the Pride stage, video post or special article on the website
5. Orange/$1000--Name recognition on website, one social media mention, organization/company name on Pride shirt, mention from Pride stage, video post or special article on the website, Step and Repeat photo booth banner logo
6. Gold/$1500--Name recognition on website, one social media mention, organization/company name on Pride shirt, mention from Pride stage, video post or special article on the website, Step and Repeat photo booth banner logo, ability to speak from the Pride stageDonate
William Langston signed Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414 2016-04-03 07:23:01 -0500
Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.984 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We call on you to do everything in your power to lobby against passage of SB2387/HB2414, the anti-transgender student bathroom bill. We also ask that you VETO the bill if it reaches your desk.
The bill endangers vulnerable students and it risks significant U.S. Department of Education funds to Tennessee. If this bill became law, the enforcement would be a nightmare for school districts across the state.
Show the world that Tennessee is a welcoming state. Thank you for considering our views.