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Brian Marshall

Brian Marshall Answers the Call of Championing LGBT+ Youth

July 6, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

By Brian Goins photography by HN James   If there’s a word that sums up the demeanor of Brian Marshall, it’s blessed. In his own words, he has a wonderful, loving family and an ongoing opportunity to help others in need. Marshall, the CEO of…

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JoJo, Wilson Phillips, Chely Wright among scheduled Pride performers

June 16, 2018 - Entertainment, Events

NASHVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL, JUNE 23-24 Nashville Pride Festival, which is celebrating its 30th year in 2018, released an official app to increase attendees’ experience.  The app is available to download on Google Play and the Apple store. The app was used to announce the entertainment lineup,…

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The importance of allies

June 14, 2018 - LGBT Ally

by Brian Goins  |  photo by Jenn George The LGBT+ community always needs more straight allies, and Kathy Halbrooks, a former president of PFLAG Nashville, is one of the best. Halbrooks, who has been employed by Metro Water Services for more than 30 years, fell into the…

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Pet Community Center is on a mission for affordable pet care

June 12, 2018 - Pet Focus

by Laura Valentine  |  photos by Jenn George Bartie was a “community cat” living on a street in the Inglewood neighborhood of East Nashville. She belonged to no one, and had litters of kittens year after year.  Natalie Corwin, Pet Community Center (PCC) CEO, recalls the many…

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OutCentral VP says goodbye to Nashville for a career in teaching

June 7, 2018 - LGBT Advocate

by Brian Goins  |  photo by Jenn George David Long has been a fixture at OutCentral since his arrival in Nashville six years ago. Dedicated to uplifting, assisting and empowering black gay men who deal with social ills, he is a trained therapist and is devoted to…

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HATE CRIMES SERIES: Download the PDF here, keep as resource

June 2, 2018 - LGBT Community

For the past three issues, we’ve published an ongoing series about hate crimes, detailing some of the resources and facts you need to know. Download the entire series here as one PDF that you can keep and use as a resource. HateCrimes_Series_FULL

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Kesley Page: A passion for the community

June 1, 2018 - Trans Focus

by Selena Haynes  |  photo by Tabitha Hawk Life is a journey to empower your true self. All the answers you seek are in your grasp. Nothing is random. You are light, you are loved, and you are not alone. These are the words of Kesley Page,…

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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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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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