Monday, August 6, 2007

Keith Durbin Elected to Metro Council

Nashville Elects First Out GLBT Candidate In Tennessee History

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition congratulates Keith Durbin who has become the first openly gay elected official in the history of the State of Tennessee. Last night, Durbin was elected to the Metro Nashville Council from District 18. The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition looks forward to working with Durbin to advance equal rights for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in Nashville.

Another openly gay candidate, Shane Burkett, lost his race in District 12. We hope Burkett will continue to be involved in local political affairs on behalf of the GLBT community of Nashville and Tennessee.

We encourage more people to consider running for office in the future. In 2008, Tennessee will elect a U.S. Senator, all nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives, half of the State Senate, all of the State House of Representatives, and several local offices, including School Boards, in many counties.

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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