In a tweet from last week, a federally funded utility company that serves customers in Tennessee joined the social justice chorus in welcoming LGBT pride month.

“Today marks the first day of June and the first day of Pride! We hope this month is a time for everyone to celebrate being their authentic selves!” the Tennessee Valley Authority  (TVA) said on June 1.

The company also works in portions of surrounding states like Alabama and Mississippi.

It is perhaps an unexpected message from a 90-year-old organization that would normally be considered apolitical, but there is no shortage of pride-related messaging in Tennessee.

Other typically apolitical groups in Tennessee have also joined the Woke chorus, pandering to the far left.

“We’re proud to celebrate #Pride and build a community that welcomes and celebrates authenticity and the love of hockey,” said the Nashville Predators, the state’s professional hockey team, said on June 1.

Nashville SC, the state’s professional soccer club, is also celebrating pride month.

That sports team will have an entire day dedicated to the LGBT month at their stadium.

“Nashville Soccer Club and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce will join forces to celebrate PRIDE Month by hosting the official Nashville SC PRIDE Night at GEODIS Park on Saturday, June 11, as the club takes on the San Jose Earthquakes at 5 p.m. CT. The event will highlight the LGBTQ+ community and raise funds in support of programming and advocacy initiatives focused on diversity, equity and inclusion,” the club’s website said.

All were joined by the Tennessee Democrat Party in ushering in pride month, who sent out its first message of support on June 1, too.

“We will always stand with LGBTQ+ Tennesseans in the fight for equality. #PrideMonth is about the right to be proud of who you are — everyone deserves to love and live openly and authentically,” the party said. 

Nashville is scheduled to host a pride parade, along with several other LGBT-themed events throughout the month.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Pride Parade” by Silar. CC BY-SA 4.0.