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Tennessee students withdraw GSA request after pushback, Washington Blade, January 5, 2022

Students take the gay out of their Gay-Straight Alliance after parents brand it ‘indoctrination’, PinkNews, January 5, 2022

Tennessee House bill targets LGBTQ+ books, advocates say, The Hill, January 31, 2022

Tennessee bill would ban teaching of LGBTQ issues in schools, ActionNews5, February 5, 2022

GOP bill would ban teachers from talking about LGBTQ people because it “offends Christian values”, LGBTQNation, February 6, 2022

In Tennessee, the ‘Maus’ Controversy Is the Least of Our Worries, New York Times, February 7, 2022

Tennessee lawmakers considering bill banning teaching about LGBTQ+ in public school, NewsChannel9, February 8, 2022

Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill banning talk of ‘LGBTQ lifestyle issues’ in public schools, The Hill, February 9, 2022

Prof. Leia Cain, first Pride Center faculty fellow, talks LGBTQ inclusion on Southern campuses, The Daily Beacon, February 9, 2022

Tennessee considers LGBTQ+ education ban, WashingtonBlade, February 11, 2022

Tennessee Lawmaker Revives State’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill for Schools, The Advocate, February 11, 2022

Not just Florida: Tennessee Republican revives his own ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill banning ‘promotion’ of LGBTQ ‘lifestyles’, The Raw Story, February 13, 2022

From book bans to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, LGBTQ kids feel ‘erased’ in the classroom, NBCNews, February 20, 2022

Supreme Court takes case involving refusal to serve gay couples, Chattanooga Times Free Press, February 22, 2022

Tennessee has a choice: stop adding anti-LGBTQ legislation or continue to cause harm | Opinion, The Tennessean, March 3, 2022

A nationwide trend by conservative states to oust LGBTQ discussions from schools makes it to Tennessee, WPLN, March 3, 2022

Bill banning textbooks that ‘support’ LGBTQ issues advances, Chattanooga Times Free Press, March 9, 2022

House Republicans in Tennessee advance their version of “Don’t Say Gay”, Los Angeles Blade, March 9, 2022

Tennessee bill banning textbooks that ‘support’ LGBTQ issues advances, NewsChannel9, March 9, 2022

Tennessee advances bill to ban textbooks that ‘promote’ and ‘normalize’ LGBTQ+ lifestyles, The Hill, March 9, 2022

Hate groups in Tennessee are on the decline, but the Southern Poverty Law Center says that’s only because extremism is becoming more mainstream, WPLN, March 10, 2022

Bill banning textbooks that ‘support’ LGBTQ issues advances in Tennessee Assembly, US News, March 9, 2022

Think Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill Is Bad? Tennessee Is Considering One That’s Worse, Forbes, March 16, 2022

Tennessee lawmakers considering several bills LGBT advocates call ‘horrific‘, Local 3 News (video), March 16, 2022

Tennessee among states with least support for LGBTQ rights, study finds, The Tennessean, March 8, 2022

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, WATE, March 28, 2022

‘Grooming’: The ubiquitous buzzword in LGBTQ school debate, WJHL, March 29, 2022

EXPLAINER: What is law critics have dubbed ‘Don’t Say Gay’?, WJHL, March 29, 2022

Tennessee bill would stop transgender women from competing in women’s sports, NewsChannel5, March 30, 2022

Students Feel Pain of State Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills, Inside HigherEd, March 30, 2022

LGBTQ group sues Florida over so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law, WVLT, March 31, 2022

Tenn. Lawmakers Push for Collegiate Transgender Athlete Ban, Edge Media Network, March 31, 2022

‘SAY GAY’ billboards go up in several US capitals, WATE, April 1, 2022

Republican lawmaker’s ‘ugly’ anti-LGBT+ bill paves the way for child marriage in Tennessee, Pink News, April 7, 2022

‘Exist, have fun and not worry’: Williamson County teens throw LGBTQ-friendly prom, The Tennessean, April 6, 2022

Lawmaker explains changes to Tennessee marriage bill reigniting gay marriage debate, WZTV, April 9, 2022

Tennessee anti-LGBTQ marriage bill dead for annual session, WPSD, April 13, 2022

Tennessee marriage bill fails to advance in General Assembly after age-limit controversy, The Tennessean, April 13, 2022

Tennessee’s War on Trans Kids Now Includes Defunding Schools, VICE, April 13, 2022

Tennessee anti-LGBTQ marriage bill dead for annual session, WBIR, April 13, 2022

Opinion: ‘Groomers’ coming for your children? Quick, pass an anti-LGBTQ law!, Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 21, 2022

Why It’s a Mistake to Call Those Anti-LGBTQ Laws ‘Don’t Say Gay’, Time, April 22, 2022

Human Rights Campaign Condemns Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee for Enacting Needless Law to Perpetuate Discrimination Against Transgender Students, HRC, April 24, 2022

Tennessee OK’s Penalties for Schools That Violate Trans Athlete Ban, Advovate, April 25, 2022

Tennessee legislature passes student pronoun, transgender sports ban bills, NewsChannel5, April 25, 2022

New law restricts funding to schools allowing Trans students to play sports, Los Angeles Blade, April 25, 2022

Tennessee governor signs law punishing schools that support trans student athletes, Xtra, April 26, 2022

Human Rights Campaign Condemns Tennessee House For Passing Bill Protecting Teachers Who Refuse To Use Student’s Correct Pronouns, HRC, April 26, 2022

Tennessee House Advances Extensions to Last Year’s Prohibition on Transgender Students Playing School Sports Consistent with Gender Identity, HRC, April 26, 2022

Tennessee state lawmaker threatens to BURN books banned from schools and libraries for being ‘inappropriate, oversexualized or brainwashing kids on race and gender’ after Holocaust novel Maus was stripped from shelves, Daily Mail, April 18, 2022

Bill Allowing Teachers To Ignore Students’ Pronouns Stalls In Tennessee, WVLT, May 5, 2022

Lawmakers in 18 States Plan Refuge Bills for Trans Youth, US NEWS, May 3, 2022

Tennessee bans collegiate Trans athletes, Los Angeles Blade, May 9, 2022

Lee University to bar students from ‘identifying’ or ‘behaving’ as a different gender, as new policy draws criticism, Chattanooga Free Times Press, May 22, 2022

It means the world to me’ | Knoxville woman brings together LGBTQ+ friendly community through video games, WBIR, May 27, 2022

Tennessee is the #1 state with the most legislation that restricts trans youth, WREG Memphis, June 1, 2022

Tennessee Congressional Candidate Odessa Kelly Wants to Stand Up For the South, Vogue, May 30, 2022

A look at the past, present, and future of Pride Month in Knoxville, WATE, June 1, 2022

Celebrating Pride Month in Knoxville,

Tennessee governor signs law punishing schools that support trans student athletes

Jack Knoxville started the Trans Empowerment Project & he’s an LGBTQ Nation 2022 Hometown Hero, LGBTQ Nation, November 1, 2022

Anti-LGBTQ Hate Crimes doubled in Tennessee, WATE, November 2022

New Tennessee bill banning ‘male or female impersonators’ in public could criminalize drag performers and trans people, Xtra, November 11, 2022

Fresh Off Reelection, Tennessee Republicans Are Trying to Criminalize Drag, Them, November 11, 2022

Tennessee Could Make Public Drag a Felony, MetroWeekly, November 14, 2022

White supremacists protest a Chattanooga all-ages drag brunch, LGBTQ Nation, November 16, 2022

US State Readies First Anti-Transgender Bill of 2023, Human Rights Watch, November 18, 2022

Tragic, deadly mass shooting at Colorado LGBTQ nightclub, WVLT, November 20, 2022

‘When one LGBT person hurts, we all hurt’: Middle Tennessee LGBT community reacts to Colorado club shooting, WKRN, November 20, 2022

Officials identify victims killed in Colorado gay club shooting, WATE, November 21, 2022

‘It’s the reflex’: Veteran helped disarm gunman at gay club, WATE, November 21, 2022

Tennessee bill would pose criminal penalties for performing drag shows in front of kids, WATE, November 22, 2022

Anti-LGBTQ hate crimes doubled in TN from 2019-2021; activists worry new legislation will lead to more, WATE, November 22, 2022

‘Not again’: Nashville vigil for Colorado Springs shooting is a painful reminder of threats facing LGBTQ community, WPLN, November 22, 2022

Owners of gay bars in Tennessee seek to increase security in wake of Colorado shooting, Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 23, 2022

Senate prepares to vote on LGBTQ marriage bill, WATE, November 29, 2022

Landmark same-sex, marriage bill wins Senate passage, Chattanooga Free Times Press, November 29, 2022

Maryville Community Defends LGBTQ+ ‘Toys for Tots’ Event From Neo-Nazis in Tennessee, It’s Going Down, November 29, 2022

vernor Lee, Tennessee lawmakers chime in on transgender legislation debate, WATE, December 1, 2022

ACLU warns Tennessee hospital over transgender treatment policy, WCYB, December 1, 2022

Conservative backlash to drag shows could endanger the future of Pride celebrations in Tennessee, WPLN, December 2, 2022

SCOTUS hears case arguing LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech violations, WATE, December 5, 2022

How to stand up to hate speech and why it’s important, NewsChannel5, December 6, 2022

I am considering moving to Tennessee, but anti-LGBTQ laws make me think twice | Opinion, The Tennessean, December 9, 2022

Tennessee Wants To Criminalize Drag Shows, Queer News, December 14, 2022

Drag show sparks controversy at Knox County commission meeting, WVLT, December 19, 2022

Knox Co. Commission meeting erupts in community outrage over drag shows, KCSO incident at McAlister’s, WBIR, December 19, 2022

TTER: Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Not About Protecting Children, Greeneville Sun, December 21, 2022

Demonstrators gather outside Tennessee Theatre ahead of annual drag show event, WBIR, December 22, 2022

Dozens show support, protest drag show in downtown Knoxville, WATE, December 22, 2022

A Drag Queen Christmas’ goes on at Tennessee Theatre despite anti-drag demonstration, WBIR, December 22, 2022

We proclaim love’ | Knox Pride Interfaith leaders speak on anti-trans and anti-drag show protests, WBIR, December 22, 2022

Pastor leading protest against ‘all-ages’ Christmas drag show in TN warns of rising anti-Christian sentiment, FoxNews, December 22, 2022

Drag show protest at Tennessee Theatre, WATE, December 22, 202‘Drag Queen Christmas’ in Tennessee Concerns Parents as Lawmakers Consider Enacting Age Restrictions, Epoch Times, December 22, 2022

Watch: Pro-Trump pastor prays for electricity to ‘turn itself off’ as rancorous scene unfolds outside Knoxville drag show, RawStory, December 23, 2022

Knoxville mayor criticized for attending ‘all ages’ Christmas drag show with ‘exposed b—holes,’ ‘sex acts’, FoxNews, December 23, 2022

Eureka O’Hara, star of Emmy-winning HBO series ‘We Are Here,’ comes out as trans woman, Yahoo, December 23, 2022

TriPride on 3-time vandalized Christmas tree: ‘You can try to deter us but it’s not going to dim our, WJHL, December 25, 2002

Knoxville Mayor Attends ‘All-Ages’ Christmas-Themed Drag Show with Simulated Sex Acts, Brietbart, December 27, 2022

Tennessee Bill Could Criminalize Drag Shows Statewide, Gay Media Network, December 22, 2022

Tullahoma’s PFLAG provides LGBTQ support, Manchester Times, December 29, 2022