Tonight Out & About Newspaper reported the story of the sexual assault of a gay man and the Franklin Police Department's handling of it.
The Tennessee Equality Project is very disturbed by these reports. Our primary concern is for the victim and for the safety of our community. We are also disturbed by the reports of how the Franklin Police Department handled the incident. Within half an hour of the story breaking, we reached out to them and expressed our concern and offered them our TEP Foundation diversity training. We want to make sure that no victim is degraded in the process of reporting a crime.