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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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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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Eric Capehart

LGBT Ally: Eric Capehart is a man of action

November 3, 2017 - LGBT Ally

by Jamie Lewis • photo by H.N. James Author, professor, counselor, mentor and philanthropist: Each of these words describe Eric Capehart. If you ask him, though, he’ll tell you that while he may be all of these, his primary identity is that of an activist….

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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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Nashville Roller Girls

Nashville Rollergirls are rolling to top of league

August 13, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally

It’s been called the fastest growing female sport in America and it’s right here in Nashville. Our very own Nashville Rollergirls (NRG) are currently skating in their 11th season and rolling to the top of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) rankings. Forty ladies…

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The SOAR logo was designed in part by attendees and then finalized and brought to fruition by Stu Kilgour, a regular SOAR attendee.

Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford (SOAR)

August 5, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Uncategorized

For the founders of SOAR: Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford, Mandy Ray-Jones and Rebekah Dawson, it was not difficult to see that there was a lack of support and education for the LGBTQ+ community in the Murfreesboro area. Aside from MT Lambda, an MTSU organization for…

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