Donald Jordan

  • endorsed 2016-04-27 17:37:17 -0500

    Counseling Unconditionally

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    The map shown above represents mental health providers in Tennessee who provide affirmative services, especially in regards to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Please click on the top right of the map to make it larger so you can search your address/location to find counselors close to you and more information about them (e.g., website, e-mail address, insurance options, etc.).

    The "Counseling Discrimination Law" (formerly HB1840) passed in 2016 highlights the need for counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other mental health providers to speak out for inclusive and affirmative practices.  We urge any mental health provider to endorse the statement at the bottom of the page. 

    As counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers serving clients in Tennessee, we affirm that we do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity and we will not use our own sincerely held principles as a reason to turn clients away. 

    Note:  The Tennessee Equality Project and the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation reserve the right to refuse membership to any provider or revoke a provider's listing.

    If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]

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  • endorsed 2016-04-22 21:38:06 -0500
    As a Christian, and a Professor of Social Work, and a church elder team, and a proud Tennessean, I am BEGGING the TN Legislature, and the case of HB 1840 Governor Haslam, to stop cheapening our faith for a dying politic, and start actually living it in ways that show Christians are not afraid of the “other” but are called by Christ himself to be the first to welcome and embrace the other. With so many real and pressing issues our state needs to address, including actual violence against against women and children by self-identifying straight, religious males (some even in the halls…or previously in the halls…of your legistlature), please step back from therapist and counselors working to bring healing and wholeness, students who are outshining their legislators by being welcoming and refusing fear-mongering, and the majority of wise and gentle pastors seeking to show their kindness, hospitality, and open arms to all in the name of Christ rather than cheapening the Scriptures, refusing healthcare services and disrespecting therapists and social workers across the state, and worrying about opposite sex parent and child entering the bathroom together as well as someone who no longer has a penis, but rather has a vagina and breasts being forced to enter the men’s restroom.


    I’m ashamed of nearly all of our current Legislators for their refusal to do meaningful and important work, and give thanks for the few, including Gov. Haslam who recently and wisely vetoed the Bible as State Book bill.


    Hopefully the days ahead will show that legislators are no longer willing to fuel hatred in order to remain in office, but actually work to ensure a brighter future for Tennessee that welcomes global and national investors rather than telling them we are xenophobic, homophibic, and unconcerned about health, healthcare, education, children, and the poor among us.


    Christ asked for better. Don’t do less in his name.


    Donald Jordan

    West Tennessee

    Stop using religion to discriminate in Tennessee

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    On April 18, 2016 about 30 pastors shamefully stood in Legislative Plaza and spoke in favor of the anti-transgender student bathroom bill.  And religion was used to advance the counseling discrimination bill.  Many more clergy across Tennessee publicly opposed both bills.

    Whether you're religious or not, aren't you tired of religion being used to support discrimination in our laws?  If so, endorse this statement:

    We oppose the use of religion to justify discrimination in Tennessee law.  To use religion to divide us in our public life violates the spirit of the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions, does harm to the people of Tennessee, and brings scandal to religion.

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  • signed Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414 via 2016-04-13 22:55:44 -0500

    Governor Haslam, Fight for trans students and against SB2387/HB2414

    Please, join us in encouraging Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to fight against this attack on transgender students.

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    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.

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  • endorsed via 2016-04-13 22:52:59 -0500

    I asked Governor Haslam to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill

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    Take a minute to contact Governor Bill Haslam by phone message or on Twitter and then let us know you did it using this form.  Let's get to 500 or more!

    I called or Tweeted Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and urged him to veto HB1840, the counseling discrimination bill.  I'm asking you to do the same this week.

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