Nashville Pride's mission is to educate and maintain a sense of pride, community, and awareness of, about, and for LGBT people and culture in Middle Tennessee. The first pride parade took place in National attention was garnered by the festival in when headlining entertainer, Vanessa Carlton , came out to the attendees. She began her set by saying "I've never said this before, but I am a proud bisexual woman.
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Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Southern Baptist Convention - HRC
For many in the community, a history of discrimination and violence at the hands of law enforcement makes it difficult to trust the police, especially in explicitly queer spaces. Half a century after the Stonewall Riots kicked off, some Nashvillians believe not enough has changed. MacAlpine, 29, is an organizer with "No Pride in Police," an activist group focused on redefining the relationship between Nashville's police and the annual Pride festival. We thought now is the time and now is the place to reclaim pride for more of its original purpose, which is as a vehicle of social change," she said. NPIP did not aim to ban police officers who wanted to join the celebration from attending, nor did the group want to remove all safety plans, she said. As it stands, several factors have let to a sort of compromise on two of NPIP's requests, but the conversation about policing is ongoing.
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