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Major Minors

Perfect harmony: Major Minors is welcoming sound

November 22, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Music

  Story and photos by Lauren Means Being a teenager can be tough. Being a teenager and a part of the LGBT+ community can be tougher. Luckily, there are special interest groups developing within the Middle Tennessee area to provide all teenagers a place to…

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Nashville in Harmony

Nashville in Harmony

November 21, 2017 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Community, Music

by Laura Valentine and Amanda Elend photos courtesy of Nashville in Harmony Nashville in Harmony (NiH) is Music City’s first and only all-volunteer chorus embracing the talents and diversity of the LGBT community and their allies. NiH began in the fall of 2004 with 19…

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My House logo

My House: Creating a safe space

November 10, 2017 - LGBT Community

By Justin Lofton Eliminating barriers to safe space and access to self-care is the mission of a collaborative effort called My House, a comprehensive one-stop shop for gay and bisexual men impacted and affected by HIV/AIDS in Nashville. It is a comfy space that looks…

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Transgender Day Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance: MT Lambda hopes to keep the memories of victims alive

November 8, 2017 - LGBT Community

by Lauren Means and Diah March | photo submitted Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) LGBT+ student organization, MT Lambda, will observe Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 18 with an evening vigil and guest speaker in front of the Student Union. They will have…

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Nashville Cares

Shop at Walgreens and support Nashville Cares

November 1, 2017 - LGBT Community

Submitted by Nashville CARES Nashville CARES is pleased to announce that through Nov. 15, customers at more than 70 local Walgreens locations will be able to donate to Nashville CARES by purchasing a scannable icon at checkout. Proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES’ mission of ending…

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CarlaLewis-featured

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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Halloween Events

What to do: Halloween events 2017

October 27, 2017 - Events

OCT. 27 SHORT MOUNTAIN HAUNTED WOODS Benefits Short Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and Cannon County Rescue Squad. 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 at Short Mountain Distillery, 8280 Short Mountain Rd., Woodbury. Admission to the Haunted Woods: $10. HALLOWEEN KICKOFF BLACKOUT PARTY…

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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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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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