Stigma. It’s something that people with HIV/AIDS have dealt with for decades. Even with all the education available now and the public awareness campaigns such as U = U (undetectable equals untransmittable), the stigma is still there.
In the Middle Tennessee area, there’s a group that has been around for quite some time and is showing no signs of slowing down. To keep up and to keep going, the group has switched from in-person meetings to online meetings and activities. They call themselves Tennessee VALS (T-VALS) and they are a transgender support and community group.
A great way to support the LGBT+ community during a difficult time is to frequent chamber member businesses. A full list of members and certified LGBT-owned businesses can be found on our website directory. Also, look for our OPEN and EQUAL membership sticker on windows and next to cash registers when you’re out shopping.
Nashville CARES is offering free drive-thru HIV and Hepatitis C testing this Friday, September 11, 2020 at the 633 Thompson Lane location in Nashville.
Nashville CARES is pleased to announce the Iris Buhl Philanthropy Award. The agency planned to honor long-time donor, cherished friend and valiant champion of Nashville CARES, Iris Buhl, with a philanthropy award at its virtual gala that was held on August 22, 2020. But sadly, Iris Buhl passed away on August 11th, before the award could be bestowed.
Art & Culture
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.
“Monsoon,” Joe Exotic and Sex Labs??? Deep Inside Hollywood
Out musician Rod Thomas centers LGBTQ culture with his disco-laden third album
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.
For years I’ve heard about Aspen Gay Ski Week, but it wasn’t until this year that I decided to take the journey out to Colorado and experience the event for myself. Now in its 43rd year, Aspen Gay Ski Week attracts guests from around the country and possibly around the world.