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Rising Up to Support our Minorities: Mayor Briley

August 3, 2018 - LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Politician, Tennessee

by Leslee White | photo courtesy of Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office   Mayor Briley’s presence as the figure-head of Nashville is both exciting and important to the city of Nashville and to the advancement of minority groups within the city. He has always been responsive…

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Pride Journeys: Houston

August 1, 2018 - Agency33, Events, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Recap

by Joey Amato   Throughout my career as a travel journalist thus far, I have been to Texas about a dozen times for both work and pleasure. However, the one city I never visited until recently was Houston. I quickly noticed that each Texas metropolis…

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Friendly Care for your Furry Friends

July 31, 2018 - LGBT Community, Nashville, Pet Focus, Tennessee

by Allyssa Basso | photo by Animal House Veterinary Clinic   Voted Nashville’s best veterinarian four years in a row, Animal House Veterinary Clinic Nashville is at the forefront of middle Tennessee’s animal care. Glowing reviews from patient owners flood their Facebook page, more than…

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Press Release: The Boys of ECHO V Reach For The “Rainbow”

July 31, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Press Release

press release from Project Publicity   America’s First All Openly Gay Boyband Release Debut Single  Jay, Mike, Randy, Devin and Gama are ECHO V, five guys with distinct, echoing voices that combine to create one beautiful sound.  By all outward appearances, they seem to be…

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Brandi Carlile

Press Release: Brandi Carlisle Bluegrass Underground special to air on Aug 3

July 30, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Music, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Sacks & Co | photo by Pete Souza   The Caverns, one of Tennessee’s most uniquely spectacular music venues, will present Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer Brandi Carlile in her first hour-long national PBS special, Brandi Carlile in concert: A BLUEGRASS UNDERGROUND Special, premiering this…

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Be the Good in the World

July 27, 2018 - Bianca Page Day, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Advocate, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Leah Wright | photo by HN James   Mathu K. Potts is one of those Nashville fixtures who, even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen around. His stainless steel colored locks have been a fixture behind the bars at various…

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Dollar General Scores Big

July 23, 2018 - LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee

story by Selena Haynes | photos courtesy of Dollar General   Each year, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) publishes the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which rates workplaces on their LGBT+ equality policies and practices. This year, a middle Tennessee company scored big on the CEI…

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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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