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Gay couples turned away at marriage license offices in three Tenn. counties

Thursday, August 8, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties applied for marriage licenses on Wednesday in a project coordinated by the Tennessee Equality Project. [...]

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Memphis approves LGBT protections for city workers

Thursday, October 18, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis City Council has approved a non-discrimination ordinance including protections for sexual orientation and gender identity, in addition to disability, age, national origin, and ethnicity. [...]

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State of Tennessee cuts access to grants for HIV testing, prevention

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center was forced to suspend its HIV testing program Wednesday after a representative from Planned Parenthood informed the center that it does not have the funds necessary to provide the HIV testing for the foreseeable future. [...]

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Is Tennessee really that bad?

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Tennessee has been getting a bad rap lately. From the passage of anti-gay legislation in the last session of the state legislature, to the current issue regarding Gay-Straight alliances in East Tennessee schools, or anti-gay assault in West Tennessee, national (and international) communities have lambasted the state as a haven [...]

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FedEx to expand health coverage to include same-sex partners

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Shipping giant FedEx announced Tuesday it will begin offering health insurance to same-sex domestic partners. The benefit won’t become available until January 1, 2012, and while the company has yet to finalize many of the details, it has announced the expansion of its benefits program nonetheless. The Memphis-based shipper had [...]

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Memphis gay newspaper latest to cease publication

Monday, December 7, 2009
The Memphis Triangle Journal and its sister publication Triangle Quarterly have announced they will cease print publications. The Triangle Journal has been produced monthly since 1990 by an all-volunteer staff through the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (MGLCC). In a posting on the publication’s website, Len Piechowski, president of [...]

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2nd suspect charged in vandalism at Memphis gay center

Friday, November 13, 2009
Memphis Police have arrested the second suspect accused of vandalizing the Gay & Lesbian Community Center and assaulting an officer. Wesley Huggins, 22, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with vandalism, setting fire to personal property or land, and assault. Huggins and 23-year old Ross Burton were seen by [...]

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Man arrested for attempting to set fire to pride flag and gay and lesbian center

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Memphis Police arrested 23-year-old Ross Burton early Wednesday morning after he attempted to burn the gay pride flag at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center, reports the Memphis Flyer. Plainclothes officers observed Burton and another man — who fled the scene and remains at large — attempting to set [...]

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