Metro Nashville’s failed transgender response; How Goodlettsville got it right

Metro Nashville has been quietly handling their response to the transgender shaming incident by multiple city employees in October. Along the way, they have shown some signs of progress. However, they also took 28 days to ask the victim’s name, and are considering a city-wide response that does nothing to address the behavior of the employees. Goodlettsville, however, addressed the incident with a passion, and moved forward with the support of their community.

Editorial: Why Chief Anderson’s private apology isn’t enough

Who will step up and take responsibility? Mayor Briley is pretending it never happened, and Police Chief Steve Anderson is privately apologizing to the richest LGBT business owner in the city, instead of the community or the actual victim.

Nashville, we MUST #DoBetter, it’s time.

Mayor Briley uses clever phrasing to hide opposition to Community Oversight Board proposal

Mayor David Briley participated In a town hall event Tuesday night at The Temple, that was live tweeted by his staff to the official @MayorBriley account. Observers noticed that staffers from the Mayor’s office were copying and pasting pre-written answers to the public twitter feed for the world to see, while the Mayor’s in-person answers left many wondering why they didn’t seem to match up when it came to Community Oversight and the upcoming referendum. It was clever phrasing that many did not pick up on. The Mayor’s office today…

Mayor David Briley Proclaims Friday, April 27 Preds Pride Day

Mayor David Briley has proclaimed Friday, April 27 Preds Pride Day in celebration of the opening game of the Nashville Predators’ Stanley Cup second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets and, confident in his odds, has made a bet with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman. “Under the agreement, the losing mayor – Mayor Bowman – will turn over full control of his mayoral Twitter account to the victorious Mayor for one hour, and I look forward to reaching out to the good people of Winnipeg in this manner,” – Mayor Briley. Mayor…