OutLoud! will host the fourth-annual community tree lighting event benefiting the Tennessee Equality Project’s (TEP) Adoption Rights Defense Fund on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. following World AIDS Day observances.
The community is encouraged to bring an ornament to hang on the tree and purchase holiday gifts during this time. A portion of every sale will benefit TEP’s Adoption Rights Defense Fund, which was set up to counter efforts by some legislators to pass a ban on adoption by same-sex couples. The General Assembly will likely take up such a measure when it reconvenes in January 2008.
Located at 1703 Church Street in Nashville, OutLoud! has hosted the event since 2005.
TEP President Chris Sanders expresses gratitude to OutLoud! for their support, “OutLoud! has been a critical partner in getting information to our community about important issues like the marriage discrimination amendment. TEP is grateful for their membership in our corporate circle and their role in bringing the community together for this fun event every year.”
For more information about OutLoud! or TEP visit www.OutLoudOnline.com or www.TNEP.org.