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Christin Baker, founder of tello films

Nashville-Based Tello Films Receives Emmy Nomination

August 16, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Film, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community

Nashville, TN (August 16, 2017) – Recently, tello Films received its first Emmy nomination for their original web series “secs & EXECS.” Actress, Mindy Sterling received the nomination for her role in the series. Sterling, best known for her role as Frau Farbissina in the “Austin…

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Nashville Roller Girls

Nashville Rollergirls are rolling to top of league

August 13, 2017 - Articles, Entertaining, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally

It’s been called the fastest growing female sport in America and it’s right here in Nashville. Our very own Nashville Rollergirls (NRG) are currently skating in their 11th season and rolling to the top of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rankings. Forty ladies…

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Fame & Fiction

ALT. QUEER ROCK BAND FAME&FICTION EMBARKS ON FIRST-EVER TOUR

August 8, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertaining, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Music

NASHVILLE, TN (July 26, 2017) – Nashville-based alternative 6-piece queer rock band FAME&FICTION will embark on their first tour ever beginning next week. Collectively, FAME&FICTION write and develop songs around the energy of 6 souls rocking out in an East Nashville basement together. While FAME&FICTION’s sound…

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The SOAR logo was designed in part by attendees and then finalized and brought to fruition by Stu Kilgour, a regular SOAR attendee.

Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford (SOAR)

August 5, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Uncategorized

For the founders of SOAR: Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford, Mandy Ray-Jones and Rebekah Dawson, it was not difficult to see that there was a lack of support and education for the LGBTQ+ community in the Murfreesboro area. Aside from MT Lambda, an MTSU organization for…

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Chris Sanders: TEP Leader Serves Community

August 1, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate

“When Game of Thrones is on, everything stops for that hour in the week. I’ve read all the books and I’m waiting for the next.” Reading and learning is how Chris Sanders chooses to spend what little time he has to himself. “I relax and…

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Not Your Momma’s Rock n’ Roll

July 29, 2017 - Entertaining, Question and Answer, Uncategorized

Six of the busiest musicians around are all part of Fame+Fiction. Kristen Ford, lead guitarist, plays nearly 200 shows a year as a solo artist. She also has another project, The Blu Janes, and she’s getting married! Kelsey Von Strantz plays cello and violin. She…

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Q+A with Chef Jay

Meet Chef Jay Kill

July 19, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Food and Beverage, LGBT Advocate, Question and Answer

Focus welcomes our new food+beverage columnist, Chef Jay Kill. He will be answering your most burning questions. Before he begins, we thought it would be nice for our readers to learn about him. Do you remember when you realized you were gay? Interesting question… I knew…

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Dr. Tara Ralph

Come out to your doctors, it may save your life

July 18, 2017 - Columns, Health + Wellness

Feel empowered. Feel encouraged. Take control of your health. Come out to your providers, it may save your life. I guess I should start an article out about telling the truth to doctors, by first confessing that before I became a doctor, I did not always…

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Half Hill Farm owners Vince Oropesa, left, and Christian Grantham

Two men on a mission at Half Hill Farm

July 18, 2017 - Articles, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness

When Christian Grantham returned to Middle Tennessee from Washington D.C. with his husband Vince Oropesa, he wasn’t sure what to expect. It only took a year for his home state to tell him how it viewed his marriage when voters overwhelmingly approved a ban on…

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Being comfortable in your own skin

July 17, 2017 - Columns, Uncategorized

Coming out is a process that is different for everyone. In the end, you’re the one who makes the decision about who you come out to and how. But these all-purpose tips can help you through the process. Consider the “who” and “why” before deciding…

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