Nashville still welcomes everyone, said Mayor Megan Barry, who expressed concern about the convention revenue lost because of Tennessee's anti-LGBT counseling legislation.
America's musical capital hasn't always offered sweet sounds to LGBT ears.
The American Counseling Association will move its 2017 conference because of a new law letting therapists turn away LGBT clients and others based on religious objections.
A scrappy young organization called the Campaign for Southern Equality is beating back the intolerance spewing from the nation's most conservative region.
Everyone's fixated on North Carolina's HB 2, but Tennessee's new law allowing mental health discrimination is insidious too.
Tennessee will allow mental health professionals to deny service to prospective LGBT patients if it conflicts with their religious convictions.
Legislators in the Volunteer State have forgotten why this country was founded.