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Halloween Events

What to do: Halloween events 2017

October 18, 2017 - Events

OCT. 21 HEROES & VILLAINS COSTUME PARTY Dress as your favorite hero or villain. Top 3 costumes will leave with a prize pack. Winner must be present to win at 10 p.m. 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stirrup Nashville, 1529 4th Ave. S.,…

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Light the Nations

Light The Nations returns Saturday

October 17, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Light the Nations, a neighborhood festival in its second year, highlights the Nations neighborhood and local businesses with an evening of light, art, vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. The festival features more than 50 vendors featuring arts, crafts and food vendors; live music on two…

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AIDS Memorial Quilt

AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in Nashville

October 17, 2017 - Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

A panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Nashville for the first time in 15 years. The quilt, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, will be unveiled at a community reception on Tuesday, Oct. 24  at The Art Institute of…

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SEP+OCT MUST-DO EVENTS

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

SEPT. 9 BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL MURFREESBORO TOWN SQUARE Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. SEPT. 14 ROCKIN 4 RESCUE 3250 WILKINSON PIKE, MURFREESBORO Operation Education Animal Rescue’s annual event. Food, drinks, live music,…

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dear allie: praying away the gay?

October 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Dear Allie, Health + Wellness

PRAY FOR THEIR HAPPINESS, NOT AGAINST THEIR LGBT IDENTITY. by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, I’m writing because I’m concerned about my twin sister. We are high school freshmen living in a small Tennessee town. My sister is gay, and I’ve known that just about as long as there was anything…

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q & a with chef jay

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Chef Jay Kill | photo courtesy of The Art Institute Nashville  What’s the best method to cook fried chicken so the breading doesn’t come off? I feel the biggest mistake most people make when frying chicken is wanting to prepare it too quickly. First, make…

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Murfreesboro attorney redefines advocacy

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

Julia Tate-Keith prevails in ‘Natural Meaning’ lawsuit against state by Michelle Willard | photos courtesy of Julia Tate-Keith Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “natural, ordinary meaning” bill into law on Friday, May 5. By Monday, May 8, Murfreesboro attorney Julia Tate-Keith had filed a lawsuit on…

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Nashville AIDS Walk turns 26

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

26th annual Nashville CARES AIDS Walk slated for Sept. 23 by Leslee White | photo courtesy of Nashville Cares Nashville CARES presents the 26th annual 5k Walk and Run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 beginning at Public Square Park and continues on a scenic walk…

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Hannah Nell advocates for LGBT youth experiencing homelessness

October 11, 2017 - Articles

Hannah Nell will tell you she is luckier than most. When she came out at the age of 19, she already had two older siblings break that rocky ground for her. “My parents were pretty understanding,” she said with a laugh. But the Vanderbilt grad…

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Mr. Esquire

21st Mr. Esquire crowned in October

October 7, 2017 - Uncategorized

The Southeast’s longest-running male impersonator pageant will crown its new king in October! By Bonnie Glassco | Photos courtesy of Mac Huffington The 21st Annual Mr. Esquire Pageant will be held Oct. 15 at Play Dance Bar beginning at 7:30pm. Now in its 21st year, Mr….

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