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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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Dr. Marisa Richmond

Dr. Marisa Richmond: Uncertain Times

October 7, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Mary Reeves | Photos by H.N. James “It’s going to be a very rough ride over the next three and a half years.” That’s the word from Dr. Marisa Richmond about the fight for LGBT rights, both on the local and the national levels. Richmond,…

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RECAP: Pilgrimage Festival doesn’t disappoint

September 27, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Pilgrimage Festival, Recap, Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN – SEPTEMBER 23: Musician Justin Timberlake performs at the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 23, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for M2M Construction) The Pilgrimage Festival was held Sept. 23 – 24 in Franklin, TN. at…

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Valerie June: From Memphis

September 23, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Question and Answer, Tennessee

Valerie June: From Memphis by Joan Allison  |  edited by Sarah Rutledge Fischer  |   photos by Jacob Blickenstaff & Danny Clinch The voice on the phone is girlish and sweet with a distinct Jackson, Tennessee Southern drawl. She is fresh off a European tour, but back in New York…

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Sinclair set to play Franklin’s Pilgrimage Festival in September

September 20, 2017 - Articles, Music, Uncategorized

Her music and unique voice permeate your soul. If ever there was a true love affair, Sinclair and her music is it. As she walked into Zollie’s Koffee for the interview, her personality resonated as deeply as the uniqueness of the church pews on which…

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What’s In a Name

September 14, 2017 - Health + Wellness, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

What’s In a Name: An inside look at the process of a name change when you are transgender. by Jamie Lewis I changed my name recently. As it turns out, people struggle to take a woman named Jacob very seriously, so a choice was made….

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Embrace the Messies

September 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized

by Susan Gardner, CPO-CD Behind the world of minimalism, organization, Ikeas, and Container Stores, lurks the world of messies. Messies can be out by the nature of their public desk and challenged time management while others remain hidden behind façades of orderliness or behind closed doors, known only…

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