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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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Jennifer Vannoy

LGBT Advocate: Jennifer Vannoy is taking action

March 8, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Rutherford County, State Representative

By Brian Goins Jennifer Vannoy has learned along the way that being complacent about the state of the world doesn’t bring about change. It takes action, and she’s doing that by running for office. Vannoy, who is a realtor for EXIT Realty, began her passion…

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LGBT musicians

Music to our ears: 3 LGBT+ artists to listen to NOW

March 2, 2018 - Entertainment, Music

By Brian Goins Here’s our rundown of three of our favorite local LGBT musicians on the musical landscape and what to expect: DAPHNE WILLIS, “FREAKS LIKE ME” In a nine-track set that is one part pop and three parts unapologetic rock, Daphne Willis delivers a…

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TPAC Cabaret

Review: TPAC’s Cabaret is wonderful production with stunning cast

March 1, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Review, TPAC

By Leah Wright Willkommen to Cabaret! Based on the revival from Roundabout Theatre Company and directed by BT McNicholl, Cabaret begins with a glittery, shiny backdrop covering the upper portion of the stage before it devolves into a dark and often shocking analysis of Germany…

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Gay country artist Chase Sansing releases music video

February 21, 2018 - Entertainment, Music, Nashville

NASHVILLE — Rising country artist Chase Sansing has released the music video to accompany his single “Begins with You.” The Mississippi native shot the video at various locations throughout Nashville and incorporates footage from gay pride festivals in Louisville, Chicago, Murfreesboro and Nashville. “I wrote this…

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Nashville Fashion Week announces first men’s style event; Wednesday night designer lineup

February 21, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Nashville Fashion Week

NASHVILLE — Nashville Fashion Week, the city’s longest-running fashion organization, announced today featured designers for their Ready-to-Wear Showcase and the launch of its first Men’s Style Event. The eighth annual five-day event will kick off on Tuesday, April 3 with the Nashville Designer Showcase in partnership…

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Blogger Brunch

Nashville Fashion Week: Blogger Brunch is back!

February 8, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 8, 2018) — Nashville Fashion Week, the city’s longest-running fashion industry event, announced today plans for its 2nd Annual Blogger Brunch taking place on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at L.A. Jackson at the Thompson Nashville Hotel. “We…

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Nashville Fashion Week kicks off with first round of announcements

January 31, 2018 - Events

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 31, 2018) – Nashville Fashion Week, the region’s longest-running fashion industry event, announced the first details of its 2018 programming and its 2017 Nashville Fashion Forward Fund recipient to a sold-out crowd at last night’s Kickoff Party at Noelle. All four Nashville…

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