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Goat Yoga

A little bit of goat yoga will get you through

March 16, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena J. Haynes  |  photo by H. N. James What does Minnie Pearl, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, and Harvey Milk have in common? They’re all goats! No kidding here! They’re all part of Shenanigoats where they rent…

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Rational, Reasonable, Right: TN State Senate District 14 Special Election

March 13, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Tennessee

by Lauren Means Ι photo courtesy gaylejordanforsenatetn14 Who is Gayle Jordan? Gayle Jordan is your typical Tennessean. She has raised a family, lives on a farm, has owned a small business, and is concerned about the future of our state. If you dig a little deeper, you…

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Just Us

Turning lives around: Pam Sheffer and team at Just Us is making a difference in teens’ lives

March 12, 2018 - LGBT Community, LGBT Youth

By Brian Goins Pam Sheffer spent 23 years in corporate health insurance sales before she took a leap into the unfamiliar non-profit arena. “It was a really lucrative career,” she said. “But as I got to that 40-something (age) window of time, I started to…

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A call for LGBT stories for upcoming Storyteller event

March 9, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community

Kristen Chapman Gibbons, a well known local curator of storytelling, is calling for participants in an upcoming storyteller project in partnership with TEP and Metro Arts. Gibbons recently posted this plea on social media: “Are you in the LGBTQ community here in Nashville? Might you…

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Shaun Arroyo

‘Know that there is someone out there who will help you through it’

March 9, 2018 - LGBT Community, Trans Focus, Transgender

by Brian Goins  /  photo by H.N. James When Shaun Arroyo thinks about his favorite Pride celebrations, two come to mind: His first, which he celebrated in New York City; and in 2015 in Nashville, when the Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of…

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March+April events

LGBT+ What to do: What’s happening in March, April

March 8, 2018 - Events

MARCH 10 OPEN MIC NIGHT: 8 p.m. March 10 at OutCentral, 1709 Church St., Nashville. MARCH 11 BLAME IT ON BIANCA TOUR: 8 p.m. March 11 in James K. Polk Theater at TPAC, 505 Deaderick St., Nashville. Tickets: $39.50-$60. Find tickets online. MARCH 16 LGBTBE WORKSHOP PART 1: Sponsored…

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Jennifer Vannoy

LGBT Advocate: Jennifer Vannoy is taking action

March 8, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Rutherford County, State Representative

By Brian Goins Jennifer Vannoy has learned along the way that being complacent about the state of the world doesn’t bring about change. It takes action, and she’s doing that by running for office. Vannoy, who is a realtor for EXIT Realty, began her passion…

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Bisexual Resource Center Celebrates 5th Annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month in March

March 4, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, News

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER CELEBRATES 5th ANNUAL BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH Fifth year of social media campaign to improve health of bi+ community will reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will…

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Couples Making It Work

March 4, 2018 - Couples Making it Work, David and Johnny, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, POZ, Question and Answer, Relationship Influencers, Tennessee

DATING & RELATIONSHIP Q&A MIXER, COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS: INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS WITH COUPLES MAKING IT WORK. Guests Included “Relationship Influencers” David & Johnny (from NYC’s POZ Magazine & Real Health Magazine), Dee & Wes (local Certified Life Coaches & Event Planners) March 1, 2018- Nashville, TN-Calling…

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LGBT musicians

Music to our ears: 3 LGBT+ artists to listen to NOW

March 2, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Brian Goins Here’s our rundown of three of our favorite local LGBT musicians on the musical landscape and what to expect: DAPHNE WILLIS, “FREAKS LIKE ME” In a nine-track set that is one part pop and three parts unapologetic rock, Daphne Willis delivers a…

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