Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) are school-based, student-run clubs for LGBTQ+ and Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) youth and their allies. The first documented GSAs appeared in the late 1980s.
From students getting sent to the principal’s office for wearing a rainbow belt to students organizing an unofficial, speakeasy-like pride week, for Brandon Thomas, the simple act of being yourself in high school was a political act.
The reimagined music-centric drive-in event will continue to feature a fun, energetic, and diverse lineup with Big Freedia, Trinity the Tuck (RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Winner), Avenue Beat, Marielle Kraft, The Miss Fits featuring Jaidynn Diore Fierce (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7), Sapphire Mylan, and Venus Ann Serena, with guest host obSINity, guest DJ Alanna Royal, plus a virtual appearance and performance from Ava Max.
National AIDS Memorial to Launch 50-State AIDS Memorial Quilt Virtual Exhibition in Conjunction with World AIDS Day
Individuals and organizations are invited to be part of this historic initiative, using the power of the Quilt to help our nation heal and remember during these difficult times
The fourth annual OUTLOUD Music Festival returns as a drive-in on Saturday, October 24th. The reimagined music-centric drive-in event will continue to feature a fun, energetic, and diverse lineup with Big Freedia, Avenue Beat, and The Miss Fits featuring Jaidyn Diore Fierce (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7), Sapphire Mylan, and Venus Ann Serena with guest host obSINity.
Art & Culture
The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) joins a select group of arts organizations in presenting a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, featuring two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on October 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on November 14 and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on December 5.
Fall brings thoughts of pumpkin spice, warm fleece and bonfires. It also means Halloween, Trick-or-Treating and Haunted Houses! While some might not give a second thought as to if a haunted house is inclusive and supportive of the LGBT+ community, one organization, Haunters Against Hate (HAH), is bringing it front and center.
Brent Snyder has known he was destined to be a country singer since he was six years old. The Fairfield, Virginia native finally made the move to Nashville to make it his reality. Brent shares more about his journey and how he’s using his story to others in the LGBT+ community.
We love our pets and want them to experience life with us. They want to spend their life with us. What better way to make memories than by traveling to see the world (or at least parts the country)? Here are a few travel tips to help you and your pet get to your next destination.
The heat of the summer is finally here. While the temperatures quickly rise, we found a few ways to keep you from overheating. As always, adhere to any safety and social distancing guidelines set forth so that everyone can have an enjoyable experience.
Here you can find a listing of pride events across Tennessee and some of the
local sites to check out on your travels. All of the dates are correct as of the time of
publication. Please check each event’s website to confirm dates and times.