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Chameleon's Lounge

Chameleon’s Lounge to close with Saturday curtain call

December 15, 2017 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

It’s an emotional couple of days for patrons of Chameleon’s Lounge, the little LGBT bar that’s located on the very edge of Murfreesboro, leading into Smyrna. For 10 years, the bar has welcomed the community as a safe place to convene and become a family….

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Penny Campbell Honored in East Nashville

December 9, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee’s First LGBT+ Historical Marker Unveiled If you don’t know Penny Campbell’s story, you are missing out. Penny’s story begins back in 1953 when she was born to Brenda and Rev. Will D. Campbell. It would be safe to say Penny was greatly influenced by…

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End the Epidemic summit convenes in Nashville on World AIDS Day

November 30, 2017 - LGBT Community, WORLD AIDS DAY

NASHVILLE — Nashville CARES applauds the Office of Mayor Megan Barry and the Metro Nashville Public Health Department for observing World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 by convening a community summit to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in greater Nashville. The summit, according to a press…

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Levi Kreis

Tony Award winning artist Levi Kreis to perform at City Winery 

November 30, 2017 - Entertainment, Events

By David Pearce Tony Award winning artist Levi Kreis is set for a one-night performance in Nashville that will fill your heart with love and the warmth that only this Tennessee native can bring. Kreis grew up in Oliver Springs, Tenn., just outside of Oak…

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Light of Hope Award

Focus magazines to be honored with Light of Hope Award

November 27, 2017 - Focus Midsouth magazine

MEMPHIS — Focus Mid-South and Focus Middle Tennessee magazines will be honored with the Light of Hope Award, awarded by Shelby County Health Department. The award is presented annually to recognize a person, business or organization in the community that has demonstrated activities to increase…

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Holiday Events

Discover Middle Tennessee: 8 holiday events off the beaten path

November 23, 2017 - Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

by Lauren Means The holidays are upon us here in Middle Tennessee and there is no shortage of activities and attractions to visit. There are many staples such as Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas,” but there are many wonderful events off the beaten path. These…

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Major Minors

Perfect harmony: Major Minors is welcoming sound

November 22, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music

  Story and photos by Lauren Means Being a teenager can be tough. Being a teenager and a part of the LGBT+ community can be tougher. Luckily, there are special interest groups developing within the Middle Tennessee area to provide all teenagers a place to…

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Nashville in Harmony

Nashville in Harmony

November 21, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Community, Music

by Laura Valentine and Amanda Elend photos courtesy of Nashville in Harmony Nashville in Harmony (NiH) is Music City’s first and only all-volunteer chorus embracing the talents and diversity of the LGBT community and their allies. NiH began in the fall of 2004 with 19…

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Cheekwood Holiday Lights Exhibit

5 activities to enjoy at Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights exhibit

November 20, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ annual Holiday Lights exhibit is set to open to the public on Nov. 24, kicking off the holiday season with several seasonal favorites and some new additions. Here’s a look at what you can do at the event: Enjoy the lights,…

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Clutter

Organizing the season: Three ways clutter is affecting your health

November 17, 2017 - Health + Wellness

By Susan Gardner Which sounds are prominent as you approach the holidays? The sounds of company as you welcome family and friends, or the sounds of silence amidst clutter and frustrated desires? Clear your way to schedule and pace your decorating, cooking and entertaining, whether…

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