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Out Musician Joey Suarez Releases Remixes and New Video for “Dancing By Myself”

October 11, 2018 - Music

By Focus Staff EDM/Pop musician Joey Suarez has released a remix of his club favorite “Dancing By Myself” remixed by chart-topping UK-based HausUnited.   “’Dancing by Myself’ is very self-descriptive,” states Suarez. “It portrays the feeling of being alone at a club, content with the…

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Melisse Tokic’s First Film Makes Way for Gender Non-Conforming People in #MeToo Movement

October 9, 2018 - Entertainment, Faith + Spirituality, Film, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, Transgender

story by GK Gurley | photo courtesy of Melisse Tokic Much of what is in the media does not represent our experience of being queer in the South. Now, there’s a new award-winning short film made by various Southern and queer people, about Southern queer…

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Eric McCormack to Receive Prestigious LGBTQ Community Award

October 4, 2018 - Events, News

By Focus Staff Point Foundation (Point) will present its Impact Award to Eric McCormack, one of the most beloved actors of TV, as well as film and stage. The award recognizes an individual making a significant impact on improving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and…

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Nashville Gearing Up for Suicide Prevention Walk

October 4, 2018 - Events

By Focus Staff Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Tennessee and the United States, and the second-leading cause of death for young Tennesseans, ages 12-24, yet suicide is preventable. Over 1,000 Middle Tennesseans will join over 300,000 people who are walking in…

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Billy Idol Rocks Nashville’s Blue Room at Third Man Records

October 2, 2018 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato It’s not everyday one of the most pivotal icons of the punk rock genre comes to Nashville to perform an intimate concert for a few dozen hardcore fans and guests, but that’s exactly what happened when Billy Idol took the stage at…

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Majority of Americans Support Federal Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ People

October 2, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato Seventy percent (70%) of all Americans say that a federal law is needed to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing and credit, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll®. This reflects a slight increase from…

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Cam Road to Happiness tour

Cam: Road to Happiness Tour

October 1, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, Events, Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Recap, Review, Ryman, Tennessee

By Lauren Means  |  Photo courtesy of RCA Equal parts concert, VH1 storytellers, and therapy session, Cam did not disappoint. Launching her sixteen stop, headlining Road to Happiness tour, Cam took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium and made it her own. Complete with a…

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focus® on politics (rutherford co. tn)

Focus® On Politics (Rutherford Co. TN)

September 29, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, News, Politician, Question and Answer, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Taking a Stand on Equality At this year’s Boro Pride, we had the opportunity to speak with some of the candidates running for various offices in Rutherford County. We spoke with Matt Ferry (D) running for TN House District 48, Chris Mayor (D) running for…

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Nashville In Harmony Celebrates 15 Years

September 26, 2018 - Arts, Music

By Joey Amato Nashville in Harmony, Nashville’s city chorus for people who support the advancement of rights for all LGBTQ+ people., has announced the program and further details for Making Spirits Bright. The concert takes place Dec. 4 at Langford Auditorium and will commemorate the…

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Keeping your Queer Identity in a Heterosexual Relationship

September 26, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Mental Health

by Allyssa Basso There’s a belief amongst some in the LGBT+ community that it’s possible to not be “enough.” Not gay enough, out enough, proud enough. It leads to discrimination within the community, which seems counter intuitive. The LGBT+ community offers a place where people…

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