Tennessee Statement for Dignity and Against Discrimination

The fundamental dignity of every person is the cornerstone of good public policy. Wisdom leads us to respect the diversity of our neighbors and to a shared prosperity for all. Words and laws that divide us have no place as Tennessee looks to the future. We need the strengths of everyone.

Legislation has been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly that diminishes and threatens LGBTQ people. Bills that remove life-saving healthcare from transgender youth and adults, malign drag performances, create obstacles for LGBTQ students, and challenge marriage equality do lasting harm. 

As organizations committed to the path of mutual respect and the goal of everyone’s dignity, we call on the Tennessee General Assembly to abandon these discriminatory proposals.

If your organization, business, or congregation would like to endorse this statement, fill out the form at this link.

Signing this statement are the following:

Law Office of Julia Tate

S&L Companies

Knox Pride

Glencliff United Methodist Church

Indivisible TN


Psychotherapy & Forensic Services, LLC

Appalachian Outreach

Voce Speech Therapy, PLLC

East Nashville Beer Works

West Tennessee LGBTQ+ Support LLC


McKee Photography

Pozzi Entertainment Group

Earthfire Abbey

Love Doesn't Hurt

Jackson Creative Society

Custom Drapes. LLC

Mama Bear Sweet Treats

Indian Lake Animal Clinic

PFLAG Franklin

Glendale United Methodist Church - Nashville

Talk and Thrive Education, LLC

RISE: Healthy for Life

Tioga Environmental Consultants, Inc.

IDJC Press

Focus LGBT Magazine

Ray Rico Freelance, LLC

Outlaw Memphis

Stomping Ground Herbals

Double N Lawncare

Human Rights Campaign

Covenant of the Cross

BG Photography

The Silver Fern

Hub City Pride Runners

Abby Weeden Photography & Design

Saturn and Sun Collective

Flatwoods Fawn

Blakemore United Methodist Church

Best Little Frame House

Brave Heart Counseling and Consulting

Appalachian Equality Chorus

Maria Andruschenko, LPC-MHSP

James Brantley LMT

Allegiant Financial Planning

Sunflower Counseling Services

Underground Art, Inc.

Upper Cumberland Pride

East Nashville Queer Parents

Franklin Pride TN

Ubuntu Counseling & Wellness

Nashville Black Assembly

April Allen Photography

Welcoming Cumberland Presbyterians

Garden Buddy, LLC

The Law Offices of J. Vincent Perryman

Thistle Cottage Home: Silhouettes and Custom Artwork

PFLAG Columbia

Cat Colony Food Pantry

Moms for Social Justice

Out On A Limb Productions

Little Mountain Stoneworks, LLC

Pride of Place Weddings

Brie Flora Jewelry

Williamson Social Justice Alliance

Wilco Iris

First Congregational Church of Memphis (First Congo)

Music City Doulas

The Table, ELCA Lutheran Church

Chinkapin Craftstead, Inc.

Live True Vintage

Belcourt Theatre

Drkmttr Collective

Jackson Alumni and Professional Chapter of Men of DISTINC Inc

Mu Chapter of Men of D.I.S.T.I.N.C. INC

Graceful Aging Legal Services PLLC

Nashville Launch Pad

No Exceptions

Plum Flower Software

MAEVE Eastside Neighbors

Stand Up Nashville

Presbyqueerians of Idlewild Presbyterian Church

Aquarius Rising

Welty Law Office

PFLAG Nashville

Olive Branch Therapy, PLLC

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Southern Christian Coalition

The Queer Youth Unity Project

Cryptid Café

Maypop Forest School

Brown & Mayes Salon

Nashville Jews for Social Justice

Madison Area Democratic Women

Matryoshka Coffee

Carver Construction, LLC

Hidden Springs Nursery


Awakening Hearts Counseling

North Star Art Education


Cabin Attic Burgers

Fait la Force Brewing Co.

312 Pizza Company

The Beauty Parlour

Frankie J's

Love & Lion

The Lipstick Lounge

Stolas Botanicals

Good Neighbor Festivals

Heart Story Consulting, LLC

Empowered Heart Integrative Mental Health Care, PLLC



Tyson House - Episcopal & Lutheran Campus Ministry at UTK

Protect My Care

Forward TN

Encircle Acupuncture

Connect Media Group

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi

Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood

Inebriated Shakespeare

G Squared Wireless, LLC

Haven Class, First Centenary United Methodist Church

Harding House Brewing Company

Rodney Mitchell Salon

Nashville in Harmony

Big Ben's Bagels

GracePointe Church

IL Forno


Janie Wilkerson, LPC-MHSP


Pink Door Cookies

Classic Blue Music Academy

Acme Feed & Seed

The Southern Steak & Oyster

TomKats Catering

Found Movement Group

Besitas Nashville

Honeytree Meadery

Nurture Nashville Yoga

Whitewood Counseling

Giles County Inclusivity Committee

Jewish Family Service of Nashville and Middle TN

S&L Solutions

Waggin' Tails

T & K Creative Solutions Group

Network for Sustainable Solutions

Tennessee Alliance for Progress

Peacock Law, PLLC

Live Full Therapy

Work Life Spirit Coaching & Consulting

Tennessee Playwrights Studio

Vortex Graphics Company

Claiming Ground Counseling PLLC

Nashville Community Crisis Response

Miriam's Promise

Osborne & Eppler

Greater Nashville Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Curious Capybara Bookshop

The Gaia Center for Embodied Healing

Astral Ingress & Community Witch

The House of Bits, LLC

Luna Yoga

Unity Church of the Cumberlands-Cookeville


Nashville Pride

Kacey Cardin Coaching

The J. Carter Shop

Nashville Curiosities Collective

Bomb Pop Boutique

Frothy Monkey

Storefront Studios

Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga

Bread & Wine

East Nashtivists

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Sow & Root Collective

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Art of Lindsey Jenks

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Battle Creek

American Medical Women's Association

Trail Sisters Nashville

Nashville Musicians for Change

Shelby Andal Photography

Autism Tennessee

The Justice Salon at St. Augustine's Chapel

East Nashville Doulas

National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

Healthy and Free Tennessee

Gator Michaels Consulting

Mark Summers Ltd

Abortion Access Front

Walking Into A New Life

Traditional Mod

Tennessee Justice Center-TJC

Nooga Diversity Center

Bongo Java & Fido Restaurants

Frequency 528 Brewing Company

Hub of Love

Tennessee Paralegals, LLC

Hiestand Pyschological Services, PLLC

Truvy's Rhinestone Cabaret

Freya's Photography

Beechwood Creek

ADL Southeast

Chandler's Dezigns

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cookeville

Congregation Micah

Karen Fox Photography

Shayla Marie Designs

Amethyst Healings Massage and Yoga Studio

Novelette Booksellers

Allison Russell Music

Advocates for Women's and Kids' Equality (AWAKE) Tennessee\

Diskin Cider

Short Mountain Cultures

East Nashville Pediatrics

Belle Fleur Farm

Nine12 Architects

Tenn Little Birds

Cumberland Folk School

Lucky Vegan LLC

Slipp3ry When Wet LLC

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Journey Mental Health

Studio Strange

Bliss Integrated Bodywork

Shana Hamilton-Lockwood, PhD, PLLC

Companion Comfort Massage

East Nashville Family Medicine

David Maddox

Hemp Building Institute




Vanderbilt Graduate Workers United

The Bookshop

Flora Plant Shop

Live True Vintage

Cybelle Elena, LLC

The Mad Raven

Heart Rock Hideaway

Mountain Path Healing Arts Studio

Champions for Christ 777

Grillshack Fries and Burgers

Anzie Blue

The Loyal Opposition

Kinship Blooms

Yellow & Lavender

The Little Weirdo


Pastaria Nashville

Curl Coven

The Hemp Building Institute

A Better Balance

Random Sample

East End United Methodist Church

CA South

Crema Coffee Roasters

Flora+Fauna Cafe and Roaster

Appalachian Voices

Mid-South Immigration Advocates

Interfaith Worker Justice of East Tennessee

Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga

S.L.A.M. Sweat Like a Mother Nashville

Wand & Willow Day Spa

I Am Well Consulting

The Collab

McNeilly Center for Children

The Get Together Events Co.

Memphis Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Aesop Edgehill

Endeavor Performance

Cedarmont Farm

Church of the Savior, UCC, Knoxville


The Salty Cubana, LLC

LBHBeauty, LLC

Perennial Relational Theory

Jobs with Justice East Tennessee

Rob + Deanna Photography

Forward Hair Lab LLC

Beauty School -A Salon

Wynning Wombmanhood

SideShow Bennie's Carnival of Wonders

Serve presenta

cj advertising

United Campus Workers

Hey Hey Creative

36th Parallel Photography


Kindred Partnerships

Mondo Vegan

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro

May Farm Sanctuary

Brandi Fleck Coaching

Tapered Threads


Fringe + Co

Sheeco Events

Temple Israel

Beth Sholom Synagogue


Pride Center of the Tri-Cities

Amnesty International Nagoya Multicultural Group

Asian American Justice + Innovation Lab

Baked on 8th

Dirty Coast Press


AXR Recordings

No Reverse Records, LLC

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Apple & Oak

Whiskey Water

Finely Tuned Associates

CGB Counseling, LLC

Teresa Pickney

Life by Design Coaching

Ebb & Iv

Hale & Hearty Lifestyle

Equality and Respect

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Nashville Children's Theater

Brother Wolf

Margot Cafe and Bar

Weak Coffee








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