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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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Jumper Maybach

Maybach’s explosion of color hits Music City

July 2, 2018 - Agency33, Arts, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

by Leah Wright | photos courtesy of Jumper Maybach   Accomplished artist Jumper Maybach’s new exhibit, The Pride Collection: INTROSPECTION, opens at the Mary Hong Gallery on July 3 and will close on July 31. Maybach, born Ben Workman, is known for a full face…

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Enter to win tickets to ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Summer Tour! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

June 30, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville

Kesha and Macklemore are teaming up this summer for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour. The nine-week, 30-market tour pairs the two trailblazing artists for an epic summer trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas!   Enter now for your chance to see Kesha…

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Chase Sansing, Kelsey Malone, Justin Shaw and Rae Cecil

We are the World: Homelessness in Nashville

June 28, 2018 - Agency33, Entertainment, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Music, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Joey Amato, Agency33   Gay Country Artist Chase Sansing Covers Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s “We Are the World” to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in Nashville   June 28, 2018 (Nashville, Tenn.) – Rising young country artist Chase Sansing has released a music video…

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Betty Who Taste


June 28, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from <a href=”https://www.thekarpelgroup.com/”>The Karpel Group</a>   Editor’s note: Betty Who will be appearing at the OUTLOUD Music Festival in Nashville on September 8! More info is available at http://focusmidtenn.com/outloud-music-festival/   WATCH THE VIDEO HERE   Just after the highly-acclaimed release of EP BETTY PT….

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