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Matthew Navarre Moore

‘Just be yourself’

January 5, 2018 - Focus Midsouth magazine, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

Matthew Navarre Moore and his mom, Joydianne, share his story by Mary Reeves | photos by HN JAMES Matt Moore opened the door to his home, a handsome, quiet, confident young man of 17. Curly black hair, frank blue eyes, a few day’s growth of…

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Launch Pad Nashville: Providing warm shelter to homeless youth in Davidson County

January 3, 2018 - LGBT Youth

By Brian Goins Derek Gibson is one of the founders of Launch Pad, an organization dedicated to preventing and addressing homelessness in Davidson County. The shelter, a 501c3 organization, provides cold-weather shelter for ages 18 to 24, with a special emphasis on LGBT+ youth. It…

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Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Building on the tapestry: Sharing his story of loss

January 3, 2018 - LGBT Community, Uncategorized

Dave Daniels has learned what is essential for him to not only survive, but thrive for a lifetime By Laura Valentine October 24 is a significant day for Dave Daniels. On this day in 1988, he would receive the news of his HIV-positive status and…

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In Memoriam – Those We Lost in 2017

December 31, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Recap

by Lauren Means We saw the passing of many talented people in 2017 and many of them were a part of our LGBT+ community. Here are a few of the bright lights we lost this year: Jim Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017)…

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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey roars on new album, ‘Bold Like a Lion’

December 28, 2017 - Uncategorized

By Brian Goins Bold Like a Lion is an understatement when it comes to describing Meghan Linsey. The performer, who got her start in the duo Steel Magnolia, has had her share of spotlight recently for standing her ground on issues. In September, Linsey sang…

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New Year's Eve

LGBT+ NYE: Plan your New Year’s Eve now

December 20, 2017 - Events

NYE MASQUERADE 2018 10 p.m. Dec. 31 at Pecker’s Bar & Grill, 237 Hermitage Ave., Nashville. Click here for more information. NYE WITH SPECIAL GUEST KIM CHI Play mates show, balloon drop, champagne toast and music by DJ Remedy. Sunday Dec. 31 at Play Dance…

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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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