Rally set for Wednesday to protest anti-gay legislation


The Tennessee Guerilla Women are organizing a “STOP THE STATE’S ANTI-GAY AGENDA” rally at the Tennessee State Capital to protest legislation that has been proposed that affects the GLBT community. 

GLBT youth from several school-based GSAs (Gay Straight Alliance) will be participating in the organized protest in efforts to show their concern over proposed bills that would ban homosexuals from adopting or caring for foster care children. 

The program director of Nashville based One-in-Teen organization said his group wasn’t formally participating, but that several of the youth involved in the group were organizing youth to get involved. 

“OIT is not participating or organizing youth participation in the action as an organization,” explained DeWayne Fulton. “Several of our youth leaders are involved in getting youth to participate in this event.” 

Fulton said the youth had expressed to him concern over the adoption and foster care bills. 

“Which the youth believe (as I understand it) are more important and destructive to our community than the marriage amendment bills,” Fulton said. 

The rally will be held Wednesday, March 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Downtown Nashville at the Capitol on Charlotte Avenue facing Legislative Plaza. For more information contact the Tennessee Guerilla Women at [email protected].