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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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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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dear allie: praying away the gay?

October 13, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Dear Allie, Health + Wellness

PRAY FOR THEIR HAPPINESS, NOT AGAINST THEIR LGBT IDENTITY. by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, I’m writing because I’m concerned about my twin sister. We are high school freshmen living in a small Tennessee town. My sister is gay, and I’ve known that just about as long as there was anything…

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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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Rescues Give Humans Purpose

July 17, 2017 - Articles, Pet Focus

by Bonnie Glassco | photo by H.N. James TYPICALLY, THE PURPOSE OF RESCUING DOGS IS TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE DOG. SOMETIMES DURING THE PROCESS, HUMANS ARE SAVED. Justin Way is one of those human lives and his five-year-old pit-bull Reese is his savior. Before we can meet…

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MT Lambda: MTSU’s LGBT+ Organization

May 13, 2017 - Articles

Story by Rebekah Dawson   In its earlier years, MT Lambda meetings were held in relative secrecy and the only public communication about the group came in the form of quiet understanding from triangle pins. But, today, MT Lambda is able to actively participate in…

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