Nashville Pride Statement on Policing

Recently, Nashville Pride posted a "Statement on Policing" (text below) on its website. In the past, there have been rocky discussions between the Pride Board and some community members over policing and the role of police at Pride. This year's events, however, have led the organization to evaluate its position and to articulate it.

"Nashville Pride, along with many pride organizations across the country, recognize the need to stand in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ communities of color," said Nashville Pride President Paula Foster. "We believe the time is long overdue, so the Pride board executive committee, in consultation with members of our communities of color and with the support of the Nashville Pride Board of Directors, wanted to issue a statement regarding policing and the use of police as security at our annual festival.  We know we have a tremendous amount of work to do, but we have committed to making Pride a responsive and welcoming place for everyone."

Unless Nashville Pride is allowed to go forward in the fall, the true work of articulating these principles in practice, will hold over for next year.

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Mental Health for LGBTQ+ Aging Adults

Queer elders have made a big impact on the world. Queer folks over the age of 65 were around during the Stonewall Movement in the 1960s and may have even campaigned to improve the rights and freedoms of LGBTQ+ people around the world.

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