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Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS

review: Waitress will make you laugh so hard you cry

June 7, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, Trans Focus

by Katelynn McWhorter With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, the opening song to Waitress has you already begging for more. With an enticing story line, the actors portray their characters perfectly. They successfully moved the storyline forward by infusing their own personalities and perfecting…

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outloud musical festival 2018 promo

Betty Who, Big Freedia, CupcakKe to appear at OUTLOUD Music Festival

June 6, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Press Release

press release from Good Neighbor Festivals (NASHVILLE, TENN) June 6, 2018 — OUTLOUD Music Festival taking place on Saturday, September 8th from 3pm-11pm is a one-day music-centric event with outloud entertainment including Betty Who, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, Cazwell and many more on two stages. Betty Who burst onto the…

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Rob Bell brings his progressive views of Christianity to TPAC

June 6, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee, TPAC

by Leah Wright Rob Bell was one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2011. He is probably best known for founding a megachurch, the Mars Hill Bible Church. In 2013, his name became more widespread when he publicly voiced his…

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Randy Rainbow Live at TPAC

June 6, 2018 - Entertainment, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Press Release, Tennessee, TPAC

press release from TPAC NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation Randy Rainbow comes to Nashville with his new live show at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theater on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at…

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Social Intercourse leaves the reader quite satisfied

June 5, 2018 - Books, Entertainment, LGBT Youth, Nashville, Recap, Review

by Leah Wright Greg Howard entered into the YA genre with his literal laugh-out-loud novel, Social Intercourse. The story is a coming of age tale about Beck, an out and proud gay choir nerd who flawlessly quotes “The Golden Girls” and “Designing Women”, and who…

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NGLCC Decries SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

June 4, 2018 - LGBT Community, NGLCC, Press Release

Will Continue Asserting American Businesses Must Not Use Religion Against the LGBT Community June 4, 2018 Washington, DC — The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court of the…

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HATE CRIMES SERIES: Download the PDF here, keep as resource

June 2, 2018 - LGBT Community

For the past three issues, we’ve published an ongoing series about hate crimes, detailing some of the resources and facts you need to know. Download the entire series here as one PDF that you can keep and use as a resource. HateCrimes_Series_FULL

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Kesley Page: A passion for the community

June 1, 2018 - Trans Focus

by Selena Haynes  |  photo by Tabitha Hawk Life is a journey to empower your true self. All the answers you seek are in your grasp. Nothing is random. You are light, you are loved, and you are not alone. These are the words of Kesley Page,…

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Tanya Tucker appearing at Love & Acceptance

May 30, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Tennessee

by Leah Wright   Country royalty Tanya Tucker has joined the lineup for the GLAAD + Ty Herndon Concert for Love and Acceptance, to take place at Wildhorse Saloon on June 7, the first day of the 2018 CMA Fest. Also appearing will be Billy…

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Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus in Nashville on “Broadway Tour”

May 29, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus NASHVILLE/KNOXILLE – The Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus (KGMC) will present a concert titled “Broadway on Tour” on Friday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. at Belmont United Methodist Church, 2007 Acklen Ave, Nashville. The concert is part of the KGMC’s…

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