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Calpernia Addams Blasts Tenn. Law

Calpernia Addams Blasts Tenn. Law


Onetime Nashville resident Calpernia Addams, a writer, producer, and former star of Logo's Transamerican Love Story, came out against a new Tennessee law that bans cities and counties from protecting LGBT citizens.

Addams grew up and performed in Tennessee; her life was depicted in the Showtime film Soldier's Girl, and she wrote about her conservative upbringing in her memoir, Mark 947. Addams expressed optimism that the new law, a direct response to a pro-LGBT ordinance in Nashville, would be reversed.

"As a proud daughter of Tennessee, I want people to know that not everyone there supports the recent breathtakingly harmful legislation against LGBT people," Addams tells The Advocate. "I grew up among inspiring natural beauty, a culture of friendliness, and an invigorating arts scene. When I returned from the first Gulf War, Nashville's vibrant LGBT community took me in and allowed me to grow into the woman many of you now know. We are embarrassed by the actions of a few small-minded people in power, and eager to see the people of Tennessee push back against this on big and small levels, alongside everyone else who knows that this is wrong."

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