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SEP+OCT MUST-DO EVENTS

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

SEPT. 9 BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL MURFREESBORO TOWN SQUARE Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. SEPT. 14 ROCKIN 4 RESCUE 3250 WILKINSON PIKE, MURFREESBORO Operation Education Animal Rescue’s annual event. Food, drinks, live music,…

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dear allie: praying away the gay?

October 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Dear Allie, Health + Wellness

PRAY FOR THEIR HAPPINESS, NOT AGAINST THEIR LGBT IDENTITY. by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, I’m writing because I’m concerned about my twin sister. We are high school freshmen living in a small Tennessee town. My sister is gay, and I’ve known that just about as long as there was anything…

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q & a with chef jay

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Chef Jay Kill | photo courtesy of The Art Institute Nashville  What’s the best method to cook fried chicken so the breading doesn’t come off? I feel the biggest mistake most people make when frying chicken is wanting to prepare it too quickly. First, make…

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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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Pilgrimage Festival doesn’t disappoint

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