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The Love Fest grows into annual event

May 21, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community

by Selena Haynes  |  photo courtesy of Rachel and Dorsha With all that we face in the world today, life can be daunting. When Judge Rachel Bell and Dr. Dorsha James launched i am. . . just human, in May 2017, they did so understanding…

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4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince coming to Nashville in September

May 19, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Tennessee, TPAC

by Leah Wright | photo from Live Nation Entertainment Prince was an icon of the music industry, a trailblazer who was not afraid to go against the grain to create something new, something innovative.  The untimely loss of Prince dealt a shock wave to the…

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Announces the Resignation of CEO, Lisa Howe

May 18, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, News, Press Release

After six years of remarkable growth, the LGBT Chamber’s first full-time employee to step down in August NASHVILLE, TN – May 18, 2018 – Ron Snitker, President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced the resignation of Lisa…

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Upper Cumberland Pride Promises a Bigger Event

May 17, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

story and photo by Melissa Espiritu Upper Cumberland Pride is gearing up for their annual event to be held on June 2, 2018. This year’s event will focus on the themes of community, family, and education.  The organization has partnered with area organizations and built…

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TPAC Tony Awards Viewing Party

May 14, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TPAC

by Leah Wright | photo by TPAC Broadway fans can enjoy an evening of fun at TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium on June 10, as TPAC and Liberty Party Rentals host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party.  This year’s event has been moved to the…

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Student’s project hopes to shine light on better healthcare for transgender patients

May 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Doug Hagler  |  photo by Jenn George Few of us enjoy going the doctor. It’s not that we don’t like our doctors, we respect them and look to them for help. It’s all the surround that’s unpleasant. Most everyone who seeks medical services must…

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Floatation Therapy: There’s a world of relaxation waiting

May 8, 2018 - Health + Wellness

by Jamie Lewis  |  photo by Jenn George Zane Ritter, who studied biology and psychology at UT Chattanooga, discovered floating while researching post-concussive syndrome and therapeutic methods to help with healing. Intrigued, he attended a float conference in Portland, Oregon, and began a plan that…

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Love, faith and a journey

May 6, 2018 - Faith + Spirituality

by Laura Valentine  |  Photos courtesy of Elliott and Phildora Prigmore-Lewis On the surface, the LGBT+ community and Pentecostal Church don’t seem like communities with a natural affinity for each other, but Elliott and Phildora Prigmore-Lewis have found their spiritual home at Mt. Pisgah Fellowship,…

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May+June Calendar: LGBT must-go events

May 1, 2018 - Entertainment, Events

MAY 4 LGBT EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS BY CURB RECORDS Excellence in Business Awards is the Nashville LGBT Chamber’s premier business event. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at Nashville Hilton Downtown, 121 4th Ave. S., Nashville. Tickets: $55 for members, $65 for non…

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The Community Foundation’s The Big Payback – May 2, 2018

April 30, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Press Release, Tennessee

WHAT IS THE BIG PAYBACK? The Big Payback is a 24-hour, online giving day to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties served by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The goal is simple – inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their…

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