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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Almost three dozen big companies and more than 100 small businesses in Tennessee are predicting economic backlash from a newly enacted adoption state law and other proposals that target LGBT people. A letter from the likes of Amazon, Nike and Nissan to state officials offers the most wide-spanning rebuke to date of the law signed by Republican Gov. Bill Lee. Representatives from Dell, Warner Music Nashville, Postmates, Nashville Soccer Club spoke at a Nashville news conference announcing the letter.

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NEA Pride, the local LGBTQ+ advocacy group in Jonesboro, are having an event this weekend called "PrideFest."

It's the first time the group is throwing the event.  Shelly Anderson and Yesenia Hernandez are with NEA Pride.  They spoke to KASU's Brandon Tabor about the event, how they got involved with the organization, and what they hope the community will get out of it.

PrideFest will be in Downtown Jonesboro on Saturday, October 12, starting at 10am.  More details about the event and NEA Pride can be found at neapride.org.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases on LGBT rights.

One case transferred Tuesday involves a transgender teen who wasn't allowed to use the boy's locker rooms and restrooms in his Blue Springs school. An appellate court upheld the dismissal of his case.

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Human Rights Campaign-Arkansas held a town hall meeting discussing LGBTQ issues under a new Presidential administration.  View the town hall below.