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REVIEW: “Call Me By Your Name” is a sultry masterpiece

January 17, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Film, LGBT Community

By Brian Goins Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” based on the novel by André Aciman, is a quiet, subtle and unassuming exploration of coming of age sexuality and love. Elio, a brooding and creative 17-year-old, meets Oliver, who arrives at their Italian villa…

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Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Kristen Chapman Gibbons: Tell your story, be heard

January 13, 2018 - LGBT Ally

By Brian Goins Kristen Chapman Gibbons is passionate about storytelling — not just her own, but the stories of others and of the communities that make up Nashville. That passion has grown from her experience telling her own stories on stage — 28 different stories…

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Equality Clarksville

Blazing a trail: Equality Clarksville provides a safe space for the community

January 10, 2018 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

by Leslee White Equality Clarksville is a non profit organization made up of LGBT community members and heterosexual allies. Their primary mission is to provide education about the LGBT community in the Clarksville area. Their message is clear: You are NOT alone. We are all…

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Preds Pride Night

Preds Pride Night is on Feb. 22

January 8, 2018 - LGBT Community, Uncategorized

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents Pride Night at Bridgestone Arena’s Predators game on Feb. 22. The event will have a pre-game reception for members. In its third year, the event is one that shows the support the Nashville community has for the LGBT community….

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Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet tackles Holocaust, inequality and bigotry

January 8, 2018 - Entertainment, Uncategorized

by Jan Morrison photo by Tony Spielberg Producing art as a catalyst for action is not new. Pablo Picasso depicted the brutality of war in his room-sized painting Guernica that finally raised awareness of the bloody Spanish Civil War. Films American History X, Amistad, Hotel…

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Phil Michal Thomas

Phil Michal Thomas: Bridging Communities

January 7, 2018 - LGBT Advocate

By Laura Valentine Activism in the early days of AIDS was not for the faint of heart. When this cunning disease began taking his friends; when his funeral suit became thread-bare from attending multiple services a week; when there was no help from the government…

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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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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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