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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey debuts video for “Mr. Homewrecker”; will emcee Sunday’s Taste for Nashville LGBT Chamber

November 16, 2017 - Entertainment, Events, Fund Raising, Music, Nashville

By Brian Goins Meghan Linsey, who recently released her new album Bold Like a Lion, has released a video for its current single, Mr. Homewrecker, and debuted it on her Facebook page. “It’s about this woman finding out that her husband’s cheating, and going through…

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Les Misérables

Review: Les Misérables at TPAC is a must see

November 16, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Nashville, TPAC

By Leah Wright On opening night, the music of Les Misérables echoed through Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) with the dramatic flair for which the show is well known. Through the strong notes carried by Nick Cartell’s voice, the story of Jean Valjean’s honor and…

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Pet Focus

Operation SANTA PAWS: A mission for a cause

November 15, 2017 - Uncategorized

By Selena Haynes Home Run Pet Care’s (HRPC) sixth annual Operation Santa Paws Pet Food & Supply Drive runs through Dec. 27. Over the last six years, Operation Santa Paws has benefited New Leash On Life, Pet Community Center, Robyn’s Nest, Beyond Bars, Middle Tennessee…

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Coming Out

Coming out: Stories from Nashville event tonight at Lipstick Lounge

November 11, 2017 - Events, LGBT Community, Nashville

Story Booth Nashville and Tennessee Equality Project hosts a showcase of true stories from Nashville’s LGBTQ community. Story Booth Nashville is a community based arts project by Kristen Chapman Gibbons, True Stories Let Loose and Tennessee Equality Project. The event is 5 to 7 p.m….

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My House logo

My House: Creating a safe space

November 10, 2017 - LGBT Community

By Justin Lofton Eliminating barriers to safe space and access to self-care is the mission of a collaborative effort called My House, a comprehensive one-stop shop for gay and bisexual men impacted and affected by HIV/AIDS in Nashville. It is a comfy space that looks…

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Transgender Day Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance: MT Lambda hopes to keep the memories of victims alive

November 8, 2017 - LGBT Community

by Lauren Means and Diah March | photo submitted Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) LGBT+ student organization, MT Lambda, will observe Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 18 with an evening vigil and guest speaker in front of the Student Union. They will have…

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Cheley Tackett talks new album, release party

November 8, 2017 - Events, Music

By Selena Haynes Photos by Joshua Black Wilkins A Nashville staple, Cheley Tackett, is back in the groove with her new album, ‘Buckeye.’ The CD release party is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Douglas Corner. Focus asked Tackett a few questions for…

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LGBT senior citizens

Available resources for you and your loved ones

November 7, 2017 - LGBT Seniors

by Lauren Means According to the American Psychological Association, 39 million people in the U.S. are age 65 or older, including 2.4 million people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). While all of the LGBT+ population has unique needs when it comes…

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Karl Dean

A conversation with Karl Dean

November 5, 2017 - LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer In November of 2018, Tennesseans will go to the polls to choose the next Governor of Tennessee. Karl Foster Dean, former mayor of Nashville and leading Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial race, was recently in town to attend Memphis Pride Fest…

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T.K. Hampton

T.K. Hampton is using his status to empower a community

November 5, 2017 - LGBT Community

by Leslee White photo by Lauren Means On October 13, 1997, Thunder Kellie Hampton got the news that he had tested positive for HIV. Twenty years later, T.K. Hampton is living, singing and inspiring others to fight the epidemic. “If you’re going to die, you…

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