TEP Giving Tuesday Match Challenge
Tennessee is usually one of the top 3 for anti-LGBTQ legislation.
But we can advance the values of equality and inclusion in rural, urban, and suburban Tennessee. Here's how:
Grow the Movement in Socially Conservative Areas of Tennessee: TEP's biggest annual event is Boro Pride in Murfreesboro, which grew from 800 participants in 2016 to almost 5000 in 2019. One of our newest TEP committee is based in Martin in Northwest Tennessee. We have plans to add more with your help so that local advocates throughout the state can lead the fight.
Empower Voters: Through a partnership with Civic TN, we have registered over 400 new voters online since October 2017 and held #VoteTogether parties in Johnson City, Morristown, Murfreesboro, Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville to encourage early voting.
Prepare Advocates: In 2020 we reached hundreds of people throughout Tennessee with Advocacy 101 training sessions and legislative talks that helped them speak out for the values of equality and inclusion. Now we can meet in person again, we can meet more.
Engage the Media: We respond to more media calls, pitch more stories, and write more op-eds than any LGBTQ organization in Tennessee. We are a voice for equality and inclusion in the public life of Tennessee.
Your support makes all these programs possible throughout Tennessee--a state that still needs to make leaps in its climate for LGBTQ people. We are grateful for your support on Give OUT Day and throughout the year.