Nashville CARES is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Metro Police Department (MNPD) and the MNPD LGBTQI Liaison. Nashville CARES has been approved by the MNPD as an official Safe Place location for the reporting of Hate Crimes, domestic LGBTQI assaults, and school bullying incidents. Clients or non-clients may report incidents here at CARES.
While the reasoning provided by Rep. David Hawk, R-Greeneville for his vote to pass the bill is to help prevent people from being scammed, some may wonder if this is a form of discrimination against non-traditional couples, LGBT+ couples in particular, looking to marry.
In January of this year, Metro Nashville Police chief announced the appointment of a LGBT+ Liaison Officer to the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). The new position provides a bridge between LGBT+ people and MNPD.
This year marks the end of an era for Nashville CARES, Middle Tennessee’s most iconic nonprofit serving people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). CEO Joseph Interrante is retiring after 25 years as the head of the organization and passing the baton to Amna Osman, who was chosen this past March as the new Chief Executive Officer.