LGBT Section

The section strives to enhance the status of and provide opportunities to LGBT attorneys and their allies, and to advocate for the TBA's participation on issues of concern to members. Learn more, contact Jarod Word at

The Landers Firm, PLC
65 Union Ave, 9th Fl
Memphis, TN 38103
Elmore, Stone & Caffey, PLLC
5616 Kingston Pike, Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37919
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
311 W. Walnut St.
Johnson City, TN 37604
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

TBA YLD Accepting Applications for 2019-2020 Board Positions

The TBA Young Lawyers Division is now accepting applications for appointed board positions for the 2019-2020 bar year, serving under future TBA YLD President Troy Weston. To be eligible to submit an application, you must be 36 or younger on June 14, 2019, or be in the first five years of your practice. Attorneys appointed to positions will be required to attend all mandatory meetings. Submissions are due by Feb. 28. Read more and view the full application here.

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Newly Elected Congresswoman Flies Pride Flag on Capitol Hill

Newly elected Virginia congresswoman Jennifer Wexton hung a transgender pride flag alongside the Virginia state flag outside her D.C. office to show solidarity with the LGBTQ community, Time reports. Wexton, who represents Virginia’s 10th District, was a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community during her time in the Virginia General Assembly and vows to continue fighting for equality as a U.S. congresswoman. When asked about the flag, Wexton said, “The trans community has been under attack … I wanted to show my solidarity because we are talking about my friends and family.” The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in history, with 10 out, gay members sworn in last week.

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