On behalf of those that are religious - we want you to know that you are created in the image and likeness of God (however you define it) - and that there is nothing wrong with you. God does not need you to change. God loves you just the way you are - no matter where you land on the spectrum of the LGTBQIA+ continuum. There is great diversity expressed in humanity through our wide array of unique sexualities and gender identities. 

On behalf of those who are not religious - we want you to know that you are full of beauty, inherent worth and full of love, and that there is nothing wrong with you. We do not need you to change. We love you just the way you are - no matter where you land on the spectrum of the LGTBQIA+ continuum. There is great diversity expressed in humanity through our wide array of unique sexualities and gender identities. 

If you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, you are welcome in our city, our universities, our businesses, our churches, our mosques, our temples, etc. You belong here. 


In regards to the recent release of the "Nashville Statement", there were a number of us in Nashville wanting to share a different perspective. One where everyone is loved, known and valued regardless of their gender or sexual orientation. We created this page to stand with those affected negatively by this statement and to make it known that this statement is NOT our city. 

The statement released by John Piper and multiple Evangelical pastors is not a Nashville statement and does not represent our city of love, diversity, and inclusion. 

Follow us on social media below for more info on making Nashville a more loving, inclusive and diverse city. 

Much love, 

Corey Pigg, Melissa Greene and Matthew Paul Turner - The Initial Signatures