Tennessee Equality Project to Hold Annual Meeting May 14

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by Christopher Sanders
Contributing Writer

The board of the Tennessee Equality Project announces that the organization will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. CDT in room G-23 of Vanderbilt Divinity School located at 411 21st Avenue South in Nashville.

The primary business of the meeting will be to elect 7 members of the 15-member board. The new board will then elect new officers. The current board will also provide an update on relevant legislation before the Tennessee General Assembly.

TEP President Brandon Hutchison hopes for participation from across the State. ³TEP has become a leading advocate for the Tennessee GLBT community in our first year,² notes Hutchison. ³In order for our work to continue, we urge equality advocates across the State to attend our meeting whether they are members of the GLBT community or straight allies.²

All paid members, including those who pay their annual $20 dues the day of the meeting, may vote during the board elections. Anyone who wishes to nominate someone to the board must do so by 5:00 CDT on April 30 by sending an email to info@tnep.org. All current members are eligible to serve on the board. All board members serve a two-year term. Anyone who requires directions to the meeting or has questions about parking should contact Chris Sanders at christophersanders@yahoo.com.

The mission of the Tennessee Equality Project is to promote and sustain the equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in the State of Tennessee through the establishment of fair and equitable laws protecting these rights and the elimination of laws that would seek to counter this effort. For more information or to join TEP online, go to www.tnep.org.