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.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Remembering PFC Barry Winchell

Ten years ago today, PFC Barry Winchell died as the result of an attack by a fellow solider after enduring harassment for his relationship with Calperinia Addams, then a transgender performer at a Nashville club and now a spokesperson for PFLAG. Horrible in itself as a human loss, Winchell's murder also reminds us of the need to end the unworkable Don't Ask/Don't Tell policy and to pass the Matthew Shepard Act to fight hate crimes against the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

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