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An Event-filled Fall

September 6, 2018 - Arts, Bridgestone, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Equality Clarksville, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Music, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Pet Focus, Rutherford County, Tennessee

September 8 Tennessee Honey Festival A celebration of all things honey. Education, art, music, food. More info at USPest.com. Family friendly and free.   Outloud Music Festival One day music festival in midtown Nashville. Betty Who, Big Freedia, CupcakKe, and others. Ticket includes entry to…

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Labor Day Reflections

September 3, 2018 - Holidays, Lauren Means, LGBT Community

By Lauren Means Labor Day. For many people it is synonymous with lake days, barbecues, and a three day weekend. There is so much more behind this first Monday in September. Labor Day was founded as a dedication to the social and economic contributions and…

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Press Release – Party Like Gatsby — Spectacle Extraordinaire comes to Nashville on April 26

August 28, 2018 - Arts, Events, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release, TPAC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Put on your finest 1920s clothes and be part of Jay Gatsby’s inner circle, dancing the night away with your friends at the Party Like Gatsby Nashville – Spectacle Extraordinaire at the historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, April 26, 2019.  …

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Conversion Therapy Leaves a Lifetime of Damage

August 24, 2018 - Faith + Spirituality, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Tessie Austin | photo by Lauren Means   Conversion therapy can be known by many names, such as reparative therapy, ex-gay therapy, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), and aversion therapy, just to name a few.   Many of us may have endured lectures about…

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Review: Homegrown is Perfect Fit for the Hometown Crowd

August 17, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

by Bobby Turman | photos by Brian Goins, Bobby Turman   Every neighborhood has that place. You know the one. The food is good, the beer is cold, the music is live, and the conversation friendly. There’s a place like this just in Nashville called…

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Your 2018 Ms Tennessee Diamond Diva is…

August 16, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Jojo Lorentson | photos provided by Mac Productions   Ms Chocolate Dior!   The Tennessee Diamond Diva is a pageant for femme LGBT+ women who are looking to express their individuality and self-expression. This year’s winner was Ms Chocolate Dior, Pernisha Ailworth.  …

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#IDOMARATHON couple to be married in all 50 states

August 16, 2018 - Faith + Spirituality, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Kelly Harrison | photos provided by Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon   When Kacey Frierson and Chwanda Nixon started dating in 2010, they lived in Illinois. They were excited to move their family to Georgia in 2011 and make it their home state….

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An example of artwork featured in 2019 exhibits at Frist Art Museum

Press Release: Frist Art Museum Announces 2019 Schedule

August 16, 2018 - Arts, Frist Art Museum, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release from Frist Art Museum     2019 Frist Art Museum Exhibition Schedule Features French and British Masterpieces from the Mellon Collection; Photography by Dorothea Lange; Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Gelman Collection; A Survey of Surrealism; Native Women Artists;…

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Voter Apathy? Tennessee Ranks Last in Voter Turnout

August 16, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, News, Politician, Tennessee

Tennessee ranks dead last when it comes to voter turnout according to the most recent PEW report. With a voter turn out of only 29 percent, it’s evident we have some work to do. In addition, that same report has Tennessee ranked 40th in voter…

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Enter to Win Tickets to the OutLoud Music Festival! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 16, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Play

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to the 2nd annual OutLoud Music Festival presented by Good Neighbor Festivals. We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to our wonderful readers! Contest will run through September 3rd at 5pm CST. Winner will…

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