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Sinking Creek

Sinking Creek Farm: Where ALL Love is Welcome

October 28, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Selena Haynes, Tennessee, Wedding

By Selena Haynes When Ginger and Danny Demonbreun’s property was destroyed from the 2009 tornado outbreak, they decided to go for the dream they’d talked about for years. Out of all the ruble emerged Sinking Creek Farm. Nestled cozily in the heart of Murfreesboro sits…

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GLAAD Report: Record-high percentage of LGBTQ regular characters on broadcast TV

October 25, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on…

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Nashville LGBT Ameri-Pop Artist Molly Adele Brown Interviewed by Washington Post regarding #MeToo Inspired Anthem

October 25, 2018 - Music

By Focus Staff After countless encounters of injustice and disparity, ameri-pop artist, avid human rights activist and LGBT musician Molly Adele Brown had enough. Brown released her powerful and timely anthem “Me Too,” continuing the conversation in an industry that too often ignores it. The…

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Pride Journey: Seattle

October 24, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato A journey to the Pacific Northwest is something I always look forward to. I love the natural beauty of Seattle and of course the abundance of fresh seafood the city has to offer. Its proximity to both Portland and Vancouver are also…

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Ty Herndon Releases Music Video for “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

October 23, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Focus Staff Country music star and LGBTQ advocate Ty Herndon has released the first in a series of four songs aimed at heating up the dance floor. Herndon has spent the past few months traveling the country playing at Pride Festivals and sharing moments…

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Gay Artist Unveils Secret Art Collection for 2019 Fine Art Gallery Tour

October 17, 2018 - Arts

By Focus Staff LGBT artist and philanthropist Ben Workman aka Jumper Maybach unveiled his latest series of artwork, a collection of 54 pieces never-before-seen in the United States which the artist created specifically for a 2014 exhibition in Venice, Italy. The collection, which the Artist…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” Is the Perfect Getaway From Reality

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Lauren Means  |  Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel If you need a break from reality, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is the perfect getaway. Coming to Nashville by way of London, the show is the product of Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Henry Lewis, all…

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Paris 1900: City of Entertainment Opens at The Frist

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Frist Art Museum

By Joey Amato For more than a hundred years, Paris has been celebrated as the City of Light, standing as a symbol of elegance, pleasure, and festivity, and drawing visitors from around the world. Although the French capital was quite different from its idealized representation…

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State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed in HRC’s 7th Edition of the Municipal Equality Index

October 12, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), assessing LGBTQ equality…

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Kesha’s Weird and Wonderful Rainbow Ride / LGBTQ+ music festival cruise sets sail in February 2019

October 11, 2018 - Entertainment

By Focus Staff Kesha and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are excited to announce Kesha’s Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride. This immersive four-day vacation experience will take 2,500 fans on the wildest ride of their lives from February 17 – February…

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