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

Kickoff Pride Weekend with 2019 LGBT Annual Forum

This year's LGBT Forum will be held to coincide with the Nashville Pride Festival on June 21. Topics for this year include legal concerns involving conversion therapy, discussion involving Vanderbilt's Transgender Health Clinic, employment discrimination of LGBT persons and an open community advocacy panel. Attendees are also invited to Tennessee Equality Project’s Pink and Purple Pre-Pride Party following the program.
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House, Senate Differ in Response to Anti-LGBT Bill Backlash

After a number of prominent businesses and organizations, including the Tennessee Titans and Amazon, spoke out in opposition to a slate of bills targeting the LGBT community, House Speaker Glen Casada responded by saying he was unfazed by the financial implications and that “they should take care of their stockholders and not get so much involved in politics.” The Tennessean reports Lt. Gov. Randy McNally took a different angle, saying via a spokesperson that he “prefers to focus on legislation that advances economic growth rather than district from it.” Two of the bills were scheduled to be considered in both chambers today.
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