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Preds Pride Night

Preds Pride Night is on Feb. 22

January 8, 2018 - LGBT Community, Uncategorized

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce presents Pride Night at Bridgestone Arena’s Predators game on Feb. 22. The event will have a pre-game reception for members. In its third year, the event is one that shows the support the Nashville community has for the LGBT community….

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Nashville Ballet

Nashville Ballet tackles Holocaust, inequality and bigotry

January 8, 2018 - Entertainment, Uncategorized

by Jan Morrison photo by Tony Spielberg Producing art as a catalyst for action is not new. Pablo Picasso depicted the brutality of war in his room-sized painting Guernica that finally raised awareness of the bloody Spanish Civil War. Films American History X, Amistad, Hotel…

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Matthew Navarre Moore

‘Just be yourself’

January 5, 2018 - Focus Midsouth magazine, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

Matthew Navarre Moore and his mom, Joydianne, share his story by Mary Reeves | photos by HN JAMES Matt Moore opened the door to his home, a handsome, quiet, confident young man of 17. Curly black hair, frank blue eyes, a few day’s growth of…

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Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Building on the tapestry: Sharing his story of loss

January 3, 2018 - LGBT Community, Uncategorized

Dave Daniels has learned what is essential for him to not only survive, but thrive for a lifetime By Laura Valentine October 24 is a significant day for Dave Daniels. On this day in 1988, he would receive the news of his HIV-positive status and…

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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey roars on new album, ‘Bold Like a Lion’

December 28, 2017 - Uncategorized

By Brian Goins Bold Like a Lion is an understatement when it comes to describing Meghan Linsey. The performer, who got her start in the duo Steel Magnolia, has had her share of spotlight recently for standing her ground on issues. In September, Linsey sang…

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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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Brett Withers

A bridge builder: Brett Withers

November 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Douglas Hagler • photo by Selena Haynes Metropolitan Nashville Council Member, District 6, Brett Withers is a busy man. Like most of the members of the Council, Brett continues to work his full-time job even after being elected to the Council in 2015. “Between…

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Trans veteran fights to give a voice to the voiceless

November 1, 2017 - Trans Focus, Uncategorized

by Michelle Willard | photo by H.N. James The first thing Carla Lewis will tell you about herself is that she’s perpetually late. On July 27, 2008, the fact that she and her wife Jamie Combs were a little late may have saved their lives…

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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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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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