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CREATING WELCOMING SPACES FOR LGBT+ CLIENTS

December 13, 2018 - Dear Allie, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Sarah Rutledge Fischer

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer   Dear Allie, I recently took over office management for a small estate planning office in a medium sized city. My boss is an older, straight, white man, but he is incredibly accepting. Through word-of-mouth recommendations he has acquired a largish…

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BOYSTOWN Season Nine arrives in bookstores nationwide

December 13, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff “Your wait is over,” BOYSTOWN creator Jake Biondi told fans of his series. “It’s been ten months since the release of Season Eight and I think you’ll find Season Nine to be worth the wait.” BOYSTOWN Season Nine was officially released on…

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LGBT Musician Kenna Releases “In The Grey”

December 11, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Nashville-based LGBT artist Kenna has released her latest EP titled In The Grey. The album has a recurring theme of beautiful uncertainty. The Grey is the space between the high and lows of life, where we heal and grow. Kenna’s vocals project that…

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Pride Journey: Oklahoma City

December 11, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato To say I fell in love with Oklahoma City would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy visiting lesser known cities around the country as you go in with little expectations or preconceived notions. I had visited OKC very briefly a few years…

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Visit St. Pete/Clearwater becomes the first Florida destination in IGLTA’s Global Partner program

December 10, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association today announced its global partnership with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, the tourism marketing organization for the popular destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast. As a Global Partner, Visit St. Pete/ Clearwater strengthens its commitment to LGBTQ+-welcoming travel…

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Brandi Carlile Nominated for 6 GRAMMY Awards

December 10, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff Brandi Carlileis the most nominated female artist and third-most nominated artist overall at the 61st GRAMMY Awards with six nominations including Album Of The Year (By The Way, I Forgive You), Record Of The Year (“The Joke”), Song Of The Year (“The Joke”),Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots…

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BUILDING A RNBW OVER NASHVILLE

December 5, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

by Tessie Austin RNBW is a Nashville-based community organization showcasing LGBT+ musicians of all genres. The group was founded by twin sisters Emily and Jamie Dryburgh and their friend Myylo as a way to bring Nashville’s growing community of LGBT+ musicians together. The organization produces…

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SEARCHING FOR THE CURE: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER CONTINUES GROUNDBREAKING WORK TO DEVELOP A VACCINE

November 28, 2018 - Articles

by Michael Ray Cantrell In 1987, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) began searching for a safe and effective cure for HIV. Joining forces with nationwide research facilities across the United States, they wanted to develop a vaccine as a trial that could possibly save the…

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Home Run Pet Care – Operation Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive

November 24, 2018 - Articles

By Jojo Lorentson I have been speaking with a wonderful woman named Marge, a fellow animal lover like myself. She and her wife started Home Run Pet Care as a pet sitting service in 2010. In that time it has grown from a passion to…

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Nov+Dec Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

Nov+Dec 2018 Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

November 24, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Holidays, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

HAVE AN EVENT TO LIST? DO IT ONLINE AT FOCUSMIDTENN.COM NOV 9 KAMERON MICHAELS Runner-up from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Performance times are at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Nov. 9 at PLAY Dance Bar, 1519 Church St., Nashville. Admission prices may vary….

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