HRC to hold press event in downtown Nashville


The Human Rights Campaign, in partnership with the Tennessee Equality Project, will hold a press event in Nashville on the North Steps of the Tennessee State House on Friday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m. It’s the 16th stop on HRC’s “On the Road to Equality,” nationwide bus tour to spread the message of equality. The tour spans the country, educating the American public and empowering LGBT people to become advocates for themselves and their families. 

WHO: HRC Southern Regional Field Director Karin Quimby

            Tennessee Equality Project Executive Director Chris Sanders

            Tennessee State Representative Brenda Gilmore

            Nashville Metropolitan Councilmember Erica Gilmore

            Nashville Metropolitan Councilmember Peter Westerholm

WHAT: Remarks from Rep. Gilmore, Council Members Gilmore and Westerholm, Tennessee Equality Project Executive Director Chris Sanders, and HRC Southern Regional Field Director Karin Quimby. The event is free and open to the public. The schedule of the weekend’s “On the Road to Equality” events can be found at 

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Tennessee State House, North Steps

“Across the country, hearts and minds are changing in favor of LGBT equality – we’ve seen this on issues from marriage equality to the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “Tennesseans are no different.  The LGBT community here is making tremendous progress and I’m proud to work with them as we fight for equality.”

HRC will partner with the Tennessee Equality Project at events throughout the weekend.  More information on HRC’s “On the Road to Equality” and a schedule of the weekend’s events in Nashville can be found at