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Review: Janelle Monáe Gifts Nashville Audiences

July 15, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

story by GK Gurley | photos courtesy of Janelle Monae & Grammy.com   A queer woman of color selling out a show at Ryman Auditorium is nothing short of radical. Janelle Monáe is currently on tour after her record ‘Dirty Computer’ came out this year….

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Souls United: Connecting People to Hope

July 13, 2018 - Events, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Laura Valentine | photo provided by Sheldon Diggs Editor’s note: The opening sentence was altered from the print version to say “A female volunteer” so there is no confusion as to who the term “she” is referring. A female volunteer stands no taller…

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Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Soundtrack Available Today

July 13, 2018 - Entertainment, Film, LGBT Ally, Music, Press Release

press release from The Karpel Group   Capitol Records is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack featuring an all-star cast bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of ABBA to delight fans old and new alike.  …

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Review: The Cher Show is sequin-filled fun

July 13, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Ally, Music, Review

by David Pearce | photos courtesy of The Cher Show   “You Better Sit Down Kids” because “The Beat Goes On” in a new Broadway sensation, “The Cher Show“, which opens on Broadway December 3rd and starts previews on November 1st after a successful pre-Broadway run at…

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Sexual Assault: One Woman Shares Her Story, Hopes to Help Other Survivors

July 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Kelly Harrison | graphics by Brian Goins Amy attended her first Dragon Con Convention in Atlanta ten years ago, only a week prior to her 18 th birthday. It was a Labor Day weekend that would change her view of herself and eventually…

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Press Release: Queer Rocker Christine and the Queens releases new music and new video

July 9, 2018 - Entertainment, LGBT Advocate, Music, Press Release

press release and photos courtesy of The Karpel Group   Christine and the Queens announces her eagerly anticipated second album. Titled Chris, the record will be released by Because Music in digital and physical formats, including double CD and vinyl versions, as well as limited edition boxsets,…

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Evan + Zane perform on stage

Review: New Band Evan + Zane Hit Nashville Stage for the First Time

July 7, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

story by GK Gurley | photo courtesy of Evan Rachel Wood via Instagram Evan Rachel Wood is a stunning actress, a gorgeous queer woman, and a resident of Tennessee. Most of us know Evan Rachel Wood as a robot on Westworld. Maybe she is on…

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Brian Marshall

Brian Marshall Answers the Call of Championing LGBT+ Youth

July 6, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

By Brian Goins photography by HN James   If there’s a word that sums up the demeanor of Brian Marshall, it’s blessed. In his own words, he has a wonderful, loving family and an ongoing opportunity to help others in need. Marshall, the CEO of…

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Susan Brown, Charles Jones and Vicki Davies volunteered long hours to get OutCentral ready for its Grand Opening. They were chosen to represent all the volunteers and officially open OutCentral.

Picking up the Pieces

July 3, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee

by Selena Haynes | photo courtesy of OutCentral   OutCentral’s closing devastates, but new Middle Tennessee Pride Center brings hope   Silence abounded around the table as each person in the emergency meeting finally had to face the reality that OutCentral would be closing. New…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Recap – Pride Journey: Philadelphia

July 3, 2018 - Agency33, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Recap

story and photos by Joey Amato The first time I visited Philadelphia was for last year’s NLGJA conference and to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think much of the city. The main reason for my feeling was mostly because I was stuck in a…

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