Diversity

The slate of hate, a series of anti-LGBTQ+ bills pushed by Tennessee Republicans at the state level, continues to threaten our communities. TN Senate/House Bill 0001 would criminalize medical and healthcare procedures for trans youth (click here to view the bill) TN Senate/House Bill 0003 would criminalize drag shows on public property or anywhere viewable … Read more

The Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) expresses its dismay at Tennessee Republicans’ obsession with canceling freedoms for the transgender community after having canceled women’s rights and reproductive freedoms in the previous legislative session. As reported by the press, this proposed anti-trans bill would deny medical freedoms in selecting care options, particularly for transgender youth in … Read more

Today, the Washington County Democratic Party (WCDP) announces the launch of a year-long series of non-partisan, educational, public forums open to all, regardless of political affiliation. The purpose of these events is to inform our communities about successes and challenges for our region across a variety of topics: diversity, education, the environment, workers’ rights, economic … Read more

Today, as part of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), we commemorate and honor our transgender and non-binary siblings, close and far, lost to violence in our communities. Started in 1999 as a vigil to celebrate Rita Hester, a trans woman killed a year earlier, TDOR is also an annual reminder that anti-trans and anti-queer hate … Read more