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Transgender Day Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance: MT Lambda hopes to keep the memories of victims alive

November 8, 2017 - LGBT Community

by Lauren Means and Diah March | photo submitted Middle Tennessee State University’s (MTSU) LGBT+ student organization, MT Lambda, will observe Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) on Nov. 18 with an evening vigil and guest speaker in front of the Student Union. They will have…

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Cheley Tackett talks new album, release party

November 8, 2017 - Events, Music

By Selena Haynes Photos by Joshua Black Wilkins A Nashville staple, Cheley Tackett, is back in the groove with her new album, ‘Buckeye.’ The CD release party is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Douglas Corner. Focus asked Tackett a few questions for…

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LGBT senior citizens

Available resources for you and your loved ones

November 7, 2017 - LGBT Seniors

by Lauren Means According to the American Psychological Association, 39 million people in the U.S. are age 65 or older, including 2.4 million people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). While all of the LGBT+ population has unique needs when it comes…

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Karl Dean

A conversation with Karl Dean

November 5, 2017 - LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer In November of 2018, Tennesseans will go to the polls to choose the next Governor of Tennessee. Karl Foster Dean, former mayor of Nashville and leading Democratic candidate in the gubernatorial race, was recently in town to attend Memphis Pride Fest…

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T.K. Hampton

T.K. Hampton is using his status to empower a community

November 5, 2017 - LGBT Community

by Leslee White photo by Lauren Means On October 13, 1997, Thunder Kellie Hampton got the news that he had tested positive for HIV. Twenty years later, T.K. Hampton is living, singing and inspiring others to fight the epidemic. “If you’re going to die, you…

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Brett Withers

A bridge builder: Brett Withers

November 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Douglas Hagler • photo by Selena Haynes Metropolitan Nashville Council Member, District 6, Brett Withers is a busy man. Like most of the members of the Council, Brett continues to work his full-time job even after being elected to the Council in 2015. “Between…

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Chef Jay

Q&A with Chef Jay: Go-to dish for potlucks

November 3, 2017 - Food and Beverage, Q&A with Chef Jay

by Chef Jay Kill photo courtesy of The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville What is your go-to for a fairly easy but very appetizing dish to take to potlucks? What I love to take to potlucks is a fresh, cold broccoli salad. Here is…

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Eric Capehart

LGBT Ally: Eric Capehart is a man of action

November 3, 2017 - LGBT Ally

by Jamie Lewis • photo by H.N. James Author, professor, counselor, mentor and philanthropist: Each of these words describe Eric Capehart. If you ask him, though, he’ll tell you that while he may be all of these, his primary identity is that of an activist….

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Nashville Cares

Shop at Walgreens and support Nashville Cares

November 1, 2017 - LGBT Community

Submitted by Nashville CARES Nashville CARES is pleased to announce that through Nov. 15, customers at more than 70 local Walgreens locations will be able to donate to Nashville CARES by purchasing a scannable icon at checkout. Proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES’ mission of ending…

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Trans veteran fights to give a voice to the voiceless

November 1, 2017 - Trans Focus, Uncategorized

by Michelle Willard | photo by H.N. James The first thing Carla Lewis will tell you about herself is that she’s perpetually late. On July 27, 2008, the fact that she and her wife Jamie Combs were a little late may have saved their lives…

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