National LGBTQ Organization Releases “Trans Tennessee Stories” Video

For Immediate Release: In commemoration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, and to launch their ‘Faces of LGBTQ America’ campaign, The Change Project release “Trans Tennessee Stories” Video

What: In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, The Change Project released “Trans Tennessee Stories,” a compilation of interviews of transgender folks living in Tennessee.

When: International Transgender Day of Visibility, Friday March 31st, 2017

Where: All over America!

Who: The Change Project, National LGBTQ Advocacy Organization

Press Contact: Steven Romeo, MPA - Executive Director,

Shawn Reilly - National Field Organizer, Video Producer

Why:  The Change Project has created a new and comprehensive story collecting campaign called Faces of LGBTQ America. Beautiful portraits paired with the stories will be curated in an online collective, and in physical form. Faces of LGBTQ America creates a dialogue about the intersectional nature of LGBTQ identities. By sharing the stories of LGBTQ people from all walks of life including rural and/or low-income backgrounds, we create an online community of support in those communities that will better serve those struggling to come out, or simply learn more about LGBTQ identities.

To commemorate Transgender Day of Visibility, and to launch the new campaign, The Change Project released six minute long “Trans Tennessee Stories,” which highlights stories of invisibility and empowerment from transgender Tennesseans. The video is the first in a series, with videos being released weekly. Following the release of the video, The Change Project is holding a “Trans Faces of Nashville” portrait taking event, in order to further uplift transgender Tennesseans on this important day.

 “It was amazing to participate in such a cool project. I felt that The Change Project really cared about what I had to say, and how I wanted to say it. They prioritized narratives of transgender people, something that is a huge service gap here in Tennessee. I am honored to be part of this video.” -Oliver Bastidas, video participant.

The Change Project will be traveling around the country collective narratives and portraits for LGBTQ Faces of America. In order to find out more, or to donate, folks are encouraged to visit

About The Change Project: It is the mission of The Change Project to elevate the voices of LGBTQ people and advocate for an improved quality of life through the arts, education, and local policy initiatives across the United States.