Weekly Wrap-Up: April 29, 2022

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The Weekly

Wrap Up

April 29, 2022

What the Chamber worked on this week and what you need to know.

CEO Brief

The Tennessee legislature adjourned Thursday sine die, officially ending the 112th General Assembly. Please see the Advocacy section below for a full breakdown in the 2022 Legislative Wrap Up.


Did you see our announcement for the special event with the NGLCC on Wednesday, May 11th? You don't want to miss this event! 


We hope to see you Saturday for the Health Care Expo put on by our member and LGBT-owned business Connect. Find more details below. 


Have a great weekend. 

 

-Joe

 

ADVOCATE

2022 Legislative Wrap-Up-

 

The 112th General Assembly of Tennessee gavel closed sine die on Thursday. We had a hard-worked victory on Tuesday when the Senate Finance Committee moved the “Pronoun Bill” to the heel of the calendar and then closed the committee for the year. What that meant is it could not advance and killed the bill. This bill had passed the House on Monday night and was expected to pass the Senate if it had reached the floor. It was expected that the Governor would have signed it. 


Unfortunately, the “Anti-Trans College Student-Athlete” bill did pass the House on Monday and has been sent to the Governor's Desk where he is expected to sign it. The Governor signed the “Anti-Trans Athlete Enforcement” bill into law last week. 

 

With only those two bills passing this year, when a record 18 pieces of legislation were anti-LGBT and discriminatory, more than any other state, is a victory. It is unfortunate that our trans siblings continue taking the brunt of the attacks, we must continue to support them and keep fighting for them together. 

 

We want to single out the incredibly hard work of trans advocates that made a huge difference this year. Jace Wilder (our former intern) Education Manager and Government Affairs Rep for TEP; and Henry Seaton, Trans Advocate for the ACLU of TN. They had such a powerful impact on educating many at the capitol and beyond about transgender issues. Thank you! 


We also want to thank our Equality Coalition partners that we worked arm in arm with every week; the ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg and lobbyist Molly Pratt, the Tennessee Equality Project and their Executive Director Chris Sanders and their lobbyist Jenny Ford, PFLAG NashvilleGLSEN Tennessee, and our national partners the Human Rights Campaign and Freedom for All Americans.

 

 

Early Voting ended this week. Did you go vote? If not you can go on Election Day, Tuesday, May, 3rd.

 

Here is great info to help you VOTE: 

 

EDUCATE

Small Business Education Track

The Nashville LGBT Chamber is proud to partner with Google for our "Grow with Google" Classroom Connect Series. Join us Thursday, May 26th for our second installment "Collaborate, Meet, Work Remotely". This program will be led by Jay Morgan, CEO of Comstasis.

Learn about Google tools that can help you work and stay productive no matter where you are. Plus, get tips on more free online resources to help you gain new digital skills. Register now!

 

CONNECT

Upcoming Chamber Events

Join on Wednesday, May 11th as we announce the top 3 finalists in our 7 award categories for the Pride In Business Awards. We will also be joined by NGLCC, Grubhub, and partner organizations. Business resources and opportunities will be shared with the community, as well as a presentation of grants to honorees. Read more and register here!

Your next networking opportunity is coming up! Join us on Thursday, May 19th for Brewing Up Business hosted by our corporate member AllianceBernstein. Make valuable connections and enjoy the beautiful view! Register now!

Nominations are closed, we are getting closer to the big day! We are proud to bring you the Pride in Business Awards IN PERSON on Friday, June 3rd at the Music City Center.

 

Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now. Tickets are going fast so grab yours today!

 

Upcoming Member Events

Mary Poppins

April 28 - May 8

Community Health Fair

Saturday, April 30

Cafecito

Friday, May 6

Das Rheingold

May 6 and 8

Second Sunday Mixer

Sunday, May 8

Dining Out For LIfe

Tuesday, May 17

Franklin Pride

Saturday, June 4

Upcoming Nashville Pride Events

Martinis and Jazz

Thursday, Apr. 28

Nashville Pride Parade

Saturday, Jun. 25


 

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MEMBERSHIP

Please join us in welcoming the following businesses that JOINED our Chamber this week:

 

Titanium Member

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Platinum Members

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