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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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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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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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Chris Sanders: TEP Leader Serves Community

August 1, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate

“When Game of Thrones is on, everything stops for that hour in the week. I’ve read all the books and I’m waiting for the next.” Reading and learning is how Chris Sanders chooses to spend what little time he has to himself. “I relax and…

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Davidson County Judge Rachel Bell joins other Tennessee politicians on coming out and shares the importance of doing so

July 14, 2017 - Articles

by Michelle Willard | photos courtesy of Rachel Bell Davidson County Judge Rachel Bell learned early to be courageous in her life. At 13 years old, she was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. She had to learn to cope with and manage her disease to reach…

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