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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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Holiday Events

Discover Middle Tennessee: 8 holiday events off the beaten path

November 23, 2017 - Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

by Lauren Means The holidays are upon us here in Middle Tennessee and there is no shortage of activities and attractions to visit. There are many staples such as Gaylord Opryland’s “A Country Christmas,” but there are many wonderful events off the beaten path. These…

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Cheekwood Holiday Lights Exhibit

5 activities to enjoy at Cheekwood’s Holiday Lights exhibit

November 20, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ annual Holiday Lights exhibit is set to open to the public on Nov. 24, kicking off the holiday season with several seasonal favorites and some new additions. Here’s a look at what you can do at the event: Enjoy the lights,…

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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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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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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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together live

Together Tour – Live: An Evening of Empowerment

October 24, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Recap, Review, TPAC

Living Our Love Stories You can feel the support and inspiration in the room. As everyone is watching the love story of Glennon Doyle and Abby Wambach unfold in the pre-recorded video, the room is silent. They speak of ups and downs. Challenges and victories….

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Nashville Black Pride

15th Annual Nashville Black Pride

October 21, 2017 - Events, LGBT Community, Nashville, Recap, Tennessee

The Message for the Weekend: We are Stronger Together The 15th Annual Nashville Black Pride (NBP) was held Oct. 12 – Oct. 15 with various events held throughout the city. This year’s theme was “Stronger Together” and opened Thursday night with an awards dinner and…

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Light the Nations

Light The Nations returns Saturday

October 17, 2017 - Events, Nashville

Light the Nations, a neighborhood festival in its second year, highlights the Nations neighborhood and local businesses with an evening of light, art, vendors, food trucks and live entertainment. The festival features more than 50 vendors featuring arts, crafts and food vendors; live music on two…

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