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Karie Adair

Karie Adair steps down from Rutherford County Commissioner race

January 24, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

Karie Adair, who is Tennessee’s first transgender woman running for office, has announced today that she will step down from the County Commissioner in Rutherford County race and place her full support behind fellow Democrat Jennifer Edwards. Adair, who announced her run on Nov. 12,…

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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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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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Riley Parra

RILEY PARRA WEB-SERIES LAUNCHES TO RAVE REVIEWS

September 7, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Film, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Los Angeles, CA (September 6, 2017) – tello Films recently released their 6-episode web series, Riley Parra, which is modeled after a series of books about a detective struggling to do the right thing in a corrupt department. Riley discovers a war between angels and demons…

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Q&A with Chef Jay Kill

Introducing Chef Jay Kill

September 5, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Food and Beverage, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Q&A with Chef Jay, Tennessee

Focus welcomes our new food+beverage columnist, Chef Jay Kill. He will be answering your most burning questions. Before Chef Jay begins, we thought it would be nice for our readers to learn about him. Do you remember when you realized you were gay? I knew…

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Laura Bohling

Laura Bohling: A Period of Reconstruction

August 21, 2017 - Articles, Faith + Spirituality, Laura Bohling, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Politician, State Representative

by Michael Wells | photo courtesy of Eric England Laura Bohling wants you to know you can’t hurt her. She considers herself to be in a unique position, feeling more powerful than ever before, and after a period of deconstruction and rebirth, she’s using her…

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Out of the Darkness participants

CHOOSE YOUR HONOR BEADS AND WALK MUSIC ROW TO FIGHT SUICIDE

August 21, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Out of the Darkness, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 17, 2017 – More than 1200 people from throughout Middle TN will choose beads that represent their personal struggle with depression or the type of suicide loss they have experienced at the Nashville Music Row Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The walk begins at 8:00…

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Joey Suarez

LGBT Dance Musician Joey Suarez Overcomes Abuse and Celebrates Pride

August 18, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, Joey Suarez, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music

Energetic. Dynamic. Electrifying. These are just a few words used to describe LGBT dance/pop musician Joey Suarez. A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Suarez spends most of his time juggling his multiple ventures which range from a brand new fashion line, Ravers Fantasy, to acting and…

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Bianca Page Day

Bianca Page Day 2017, Set for Aug. 26

August 17, 2017 - Articles, Bianca Page Day, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music, Trax

Saturday, Aug. 26, will mark the 7th Annual Bianca Page Day (BPD) in Nashville, TN. Friends, loved ones and community members will gather at TRAX Bar beginning at 3pm to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Nashville’s most beloved force of drag. “This…

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Big World, Little Om

BIG WORLD, LITTLE OM CELEBRATES DIVERSITY THROUGH ANIMATION

August 17, 2017 - Agency33, Animation, Articles, Cartoon, Entertainment, Film, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth

Harrisburg, PA (August 15, 2017) — Big World, Little Om is a campaign to create a television program for LGBTQ children and other children living in non-traditional households that will enable them to see representation of their family in a cartoon format. Representation in film and…

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