Saturday, June 9, 2007

TTPC Speaks Out on Kroger

TTPC Joins Community Action on Kroger Anti-GLBT Acts

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition joins Out and About Newspaper and other groups in asking you to save all your grocery receipts from any store except Kroger and Harris Teeter from now until Sunday, June 17 and send them to us so that we can add them up and show how important our business is in a tough grocery market.

The "save your receipt(s)" campaign is in response to the two stores banning the GLBT community newspaper "Out & About Newspaper" from its free distribution racks after the newspaper entered into a contract with the DistribuTech company for placement in 34 Middle Tennessee Kroger stores and three Harris Teeter stores. The May issue was the only issue distributed before it was pulled from the stores by DistribuTech on May 31.

"Out and About Newspaper is an vital community resource and Kroger's rationale for removing it is nonsensical and suggests homophobic and transphobic attitudes," said Dr. Marisa Richmond, President of TTPC.

Here's how you can get your receipts to us. Drop them off at one of these locations:

First Unitarian Universalist, 1808 Woodmont Blvd in Nashville. Call (615) 383-5760 for office hours

Lucky's Garage, 207 14th Avenue North, during regular business hours.

OutLoud!, 1703 Church Street, Sun-Thu from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tribe, 1517 Church Street, during regular business hours

You may also tape them to a piece of paper and fax them to (615) 262-3167, or scan them and turn them into a PDF and send them to
Finally, please mail your receipts early next week to: TTPC, P.O. Box 92335, Nashville, TN 37209.

For background, go to on the paper's struggle with Kroger. If you would like to contact Kroger about this issue, please use the form at this link:

In the meantime, you have lots of options for buying groceries in the Nashville area.

Marisa Richmond

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State and local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.

For more information, or to make a donation, contact:

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
P.O. Box 92335
Nashville, TN 37209
(615)353-1834 fax


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