Tennessee is one of just 4 states in the country that have never elected an openly LGBTQ state legislator
Torrey Harris is a proud community leader and advocate for human rights and equal opportunity in Memphis, Tennessee.
Torrey believes that everyone should be given the same chances and opportunities he was presented with. He serves as a board member and a member of organizations both local and national: New Memphis Alum, Shelby County Young Democrats, Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, NAACP, Memphis Urban League, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Board Member for CHOICES Memphis Reproductive HealthCenter, Friends For Life HIV/AIDS Board Member and other community-based and national organizations. Torrey is the Director of Human Resources within local government doing what he does best, listening to and helping people. He lives by the mantra, “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”
Torrey serves as a mentor and passionate motivator for LGBTQ youth in building and developing them to be the best at who they are and at what they can do. Serving as a volunteer with many organizations locally, Torrey has touched lives significantly and will be a bold voice for all who call Tennessee home.