Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

The Shelby County Committee of Tennessee Equality Project invites you to celebrate Mardi Gras at Pearl's Oyster House and promote LGBT equality in our local community and state.

Enjoy fun, merriment and the tasty flavors of New Orleans cuisine while promoting a worthy cause. TEP will provide a spread of tasty treats with cash bar. Mardi Gras beads and attire are encouraged. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 299 South Main Street in Downtown Memphis.

TEP is moving forward with plans to promote Non-Discrimination Ordinances in Memphis and Nashville and fight anti-LGBT legislation at the state and local level. Citizens from Shelby County and all over Tennessee just completed another successful Advancing Equality Day on the Hill in Nashville. We engaged lawmakers on several bills affecting the LGBT community including an adoption ban bill that would "prohibit any individual who is cohabitating in a sexual relationship outside of a marriage that is valid under the constitution and laws of this state from adopting a minor."

Help us fight this bill and other anti-LGBT legislation! Your support is needed to advance and protect LGBT rights in our state ($25 to $50 suggested donation). If you can't attend the party but want to support TEP's efforts in Memphis and elsewhere in the state, take a moment to donate online.

Contributions to TEP's 501(c)(4) lobbying organization are not tax-deductible.

For more information contact TEP at 901.301.3306 or

Let the good times roll!

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