A HUGE rainbow ceiling just shattered in Tennessee: Torrey Harris WON his race for the Tennessee state House! Tennessee was one of just five states that had never elected an LGBTQ state legislator. And now, they’ve elected two!
These amazing victories are a testament to the power of lasting LGBTQ political power. In early 2020, bigoted state legislators proposed the notorious Slate of Hate, a huge list of bills rolling back equality and allowing discrimination. The LGBTQ community in Tennessee made their voices heard and ensured the bills didn’t pass! And now, they’ll have two representatives who will be able to use their seats to vote against any terrible legislation that comes up.
We’re so excited for Torrey – he’s going to do amazing work. We’ve got a lot more results to come: follow along here!