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MTSU LGBT College Conference

MTSU LGBT+ College Conference gives students, employers chance to be heard

April 2, 2018 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro

By Brian Goins On April 5 through 7, Middle Tennessee State University will provide an opportunity for all to have their voice heard during their annual LGBT+ College Conference. The conference, said Dr. William Langston, a psychology professor at MTSU, was created by MT Lambda…

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Joan Marcus/Ginna Claire Mason and Mary Kate Morrissey in WICKED

REVIEW: Middle Tennessee Local Helps Bring “Wicked” to Life

March 30, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Leah Wright Ι Photos Courtesy of Joan Marcus Brentwood’s own Ginna Claire Mason made a triumphant return to Middle Tennessee, this time appearing as Glinda in Wicked at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Her performance is reminiscent of Kristin Chenowith, who made the role famous on Broadway,…

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NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK IS RUNWAY READY

March 25, 2018 - Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Fashion Week, Uncategorized

ABOUT NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK Nashville Fashion Week is a celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and…

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Restaurant review: Wild Cow doesn’t moo

March 20, 2018 - Food and Beverage

by Leah Wright |  photos courtesy of Wild Cow Turn down Eastland Avenue from Gallatin Road and about three-quarters of a mile down the street, you’ll see it — the snarky sign that makes Rosepepper Cantina a social media sensation. This weekend, the quip is…

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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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