Friday, April 25, 2008

TBR Adopts Non-Discrimination Policy

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition is pleased to announce that the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) adopted a non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that covers both sexual orientation and gender identity. The TBR system covers 6 Universities, 13 Community Colleges, and 28 Tennessee Technology Centers across the state. This policy, adopted on February 13, 2008, immediately affects thousands of students, staff, and faculty.

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition encourages each of the TBR member institutions to follow up with their own specific guidelines to enforce this new policy.

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition also encourages the University of Tennessee system to follow the TBR lead and adopt a fully inclusive, non-discrimination policy as well. Until this move by TBR, not one single institution of higher learning in Tennessee, public or private, had a non-discrimination or anti-harassment policy covering all gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender students, staff, or faculty.

We applaud TBR for adopting this policy banning discrimination and harassment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people on all 47 of the campuses under its jurisdiction.

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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