The Tennessee Equality Project has moved quickly to get feedback from the community after the passage of the marriage amendment.
"Together we have run an honorable, professional campaign for the cause of equality," said Christopher Sanders, TEP president. "In a nasty electoral season, that is quite an achievement."
Sander said Tennessee's GLBT and allied community was moving forward with dignity. He said that one aspect of having to run a state-wide campaign was the creation of a statewide movement.
"There will be no surrender," he said. "On behalf of the board of the Tennessee Equality Project and the campaign staff of Vote No on 1, we are honored to serve you. We look forward to working on your behalf after the election."
As part of their ongoing strategy, TEP has planned a first round of town hall meetings around the state on November 14.
"I hope that each of your readers will be able to attend one of them," he said. "If your community is not included in this round, we hope to be in your part of the state soon. If you would like to help coordinate a meeting in your community, contact us at [email protected]."
Here are the events scheduled so far:
Home of Keith Greenfield
Email [email protected] for time and directions
Provence Breads and Cafe
615 Church Street in Nashville
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center
892 South Cooper Street in Memphis
1007 Village Green Crossing in Gallatin
Sanders urged the GLBT community to relax after the election and "enjoy life without political advertisements and campaigning. I urge you to spend time with friends and family celebrating our community."
Some events this weekend include:
Saturday, November 11 - Nashville Grizzlies-Chicago Dragons rugby match at 11:00 a.m. Details are at www.GrizzliesRugby.org.
Artrageous is Saturday night - check out http://www.artrageous.org/ for more info. This year's theme is "shaken, not stirred." Celebrate with friends at some of Nashville's best galleries and help the cause of HIV/AIDS awareness.
A holiday open house is planned at the Blooming Boutique on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m., 4507 Charlotte Avenue. At the same time, Gallery 46 (located next to the Blooming Boutique) will hold its grand opening.