Brendon Holloway signed VETO Hate Bill 1840, the Counseling Discrimination bill 2016-04-07 08:05:25 -0500
Please, add your voice and urge Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to veto this discriminatory bill.4,241 signatures
Dear Governor Haslam,
We urge you to veto HB1840, which allows counselors to turn away clients based on the counselor's biases and values. This bill puts the focus on the desires of counselors rather than on the needs of clients, damaging the counseling profession and putting clients at risk.
An anti-bullying amendment was stripped from the bill in the House Health Committee leaving youth vulnerable in areas where mental health services are not widely available.
Thank you for considering our views.
Brendon Holloway endorsed 2016-01-22 20:43:07 -0600
Sign on as a co-sponsor of the People's Resolution Opposing Tennessee House Joint Resolution 529 on Marriage Equality.
WHEREAS, Rep. Susan Lynn has introduced a resolution urging the members of the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to express their disagreement with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges; and
WHEREAS, the Tennessee Constitution affirms "That the citizens have a right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble together, for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to those invested with the powers of government for redress of grievances or other proper purposes, by address or remonstrance;" and
WHEREAS, the State of Tennessee ought to be focused on the legal equality of all its people rather than attacking the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community; and
WHEREAS, "the equal protection of the laws" is a cherished principle in American jurisprudence; now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, that we oppose House Joint Resolution 529 and urge the members of the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee to uphold the entire Constitution of the United States, including the Fourteenth Amendment, and cease their legislative attacks on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.Endorse
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Brendon Holloway endorsed 2015-05-04 00:23:47 -0500
MARRIAGE PLUS PLEDGE
I pledge to continue to work for fullEndorse
legal and lived equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
people in Tennessee after we achieve marriage equality.
I recognize that we have more work to do on job discrimination, public
accommodations discrimination, housing discrimination, safe
schools/anti-bullying, bisexual erasure and visibility, health disparities,
domestic violence, senior care, HIV/AIDS, hate crimes, documents for
transgender people, and other issues.
Brendon Holloway wants to volunteer 2015-04-18 10:59:28 -0500
The Summer of Love tour is coming to Tennessee starting in June and running through mid-September. We want to connect LGBT people and allies to one another, to the statewide movement, and to resources that help them advance equality in their hometowns across the state.
We're looking for volunteers to serve as tour stop organizers. What do these key volunteers do? They help us schedule a tour stop in your town and find a location for the meeting. If you have questions, contact us at [email protected] .
***Note: We are NOT looking for tour stop organizers for Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Clarksville, Murfreesboro, Cookeville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Johnson City YET. You can still sign up, but we're focusing on smaller cities where we don't currently have regional committees. We especially encourage you sign up if you're in a smaller town. Thanks!Become a volunteer