PFLAG Nashville has joined a growing coalition of community groups and businesses to fight the discriminatory decision of Kroger and DistribuTech to remove Out & About Newspaper (O&AN) from their free distribution racks.

O&AN was removed from both stores on after three weeks May 31, despite having a signed contract with DistribuTech.

PFLAG Nashville joins the Tennessee Equality Project, Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Human Rights Campaign steering committee, and Nashville Pride in opposing the move by Kroger. The groups have organized a “save your receipt(s)” campaign to show Kroger, Harris Teeter and DistribuTech the financial impact of the decision.

“We are pleased to announce that PFLAG Nashville supports Out & About Newspaper in the struggle against their wrongful and unjust removal from the shelves at Kroger and Harris Teeter,” said H.G. Stovall, a PFLAG Nashville board member. “We look forward to mobilizing PFLAG Nashville to participate officially in the receipt drive as an advocacy initiative. As you know, PFLAG's three main goals are support, education and advocacy.”

The save your receipt(s) campaign ends Sunday, June 17. Community members are urged to save your grocery and gas receipts from any store except Kroger and Harris Teeter and then submit the in one of the following ways:

  • Fax them to (615) 262-3167
  • Scan them, turn them into PDF files, and email them to chris@tnequalityproject.com

    Drop them off at any of the following locations:

  • First Unitarian Universalist located at 1808 Woodmont Blvd in Nashville.  Call (615) 383-5760 for office hours

  • OutLoud! located at 1703 Church Street in Nashville Sun-Thu from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fri-Sat 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Tribe located at 1517 Church Street in Nashville during regular business hours

  • Lucky’s Garage located at 207 14th Ave. North in Nashville during regular business hours

  • Blue Gene’s located at 1715 Church Street in Nashville during regular business hours

 

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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