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Ally – Deborah White

March 20, 2019 - Uncategorized

By William Hairell The recent boom in Nashville’s population has led to more than just an increase in the number of people who call the city home. Rapid growth has also led to a significant increase in the number of allies in its LGBT+ community….

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Nashville CARES Announces New CEO

March 19, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato Following a three month national search, the Nashville CARES Board of Directors has appointed Amna Osman as the agency’s next Chief Executive Officer. Amna will take the helm of the organization later this spring as current CEO Joseph Interrante retires after 25…

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An Interview with American Idol Contestant Adam Mac

March 19, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato Nashville resident and out musician Adam Mac is definitely someone to keep on your radar. The performer from Russellville, Kentucky recently auditioned for the current season of American Idol and became an instant favorite of judge Katy Perry. While we don’t know…

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Nashville CARES CEO Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

March 18, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff Nashville CARES CEO, Joseph Interrante is one of three recipients of the Linda Christie and William F. Moynihan Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Linda and Bill Moynihan spent decades in dedicated service and…

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A Q&A with DJ Jane Dupree

March 16, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Michael Ray Cantrell An entrepreneur, an artist and an avid activist for local charitable organizations, DJ Jane Dupree spends her every waking moment devoted to the art of music. She thrives to put the unity in community by using her music for a greater…

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DUNGEONS AND DRAG QUEENS: FIRE ISLAND THROUGH THE EYES OF ITS WORST DRAG QUEEN

March 15, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff In his second collection of humorous essays, comedian Greg Scarnici recounts some of his most shocking and scandalous experiences over twenty-five years of summering on New York’s Fire Island. From tea dances in Fire Island Pines to drag competitions in Cherry Grove,…

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Electric Soul: The Story of Helix Studios Model Joey Mills

March 15, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Focus Staff 13 Red Media has released the third book in its Rise Up Series. Written by Taylor Saracen, ELECTRIC SOUL is coming-of-age novel that chronicles Helix Studios model Joey Mills before he was famous.  Readers meet a teenage Mills: reckless, brazen and unapologetically outspoken, who…

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Pride Journey: Provincetown/Cape Cod

March 13, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Joey Amato By now, most of you know I march to the beat of my own drummer, so when I decided to visit a summer time destination in the winter, people weren’t surprised. Cape Cod is known for attracting throngs of LGBTQ beach and…

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Chamber Chat

March 13, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Joe Woolley Are you as excited for Spring as I am? As the weather starts to warm and we transition into a new season, the Nashville LGBT Chamber is working hard for our members, the LGBT community, and Nashville as a whole, to be…

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Greg Cason and Landry Boyle

March 12, 2019 - Uncategorized

By Laura Valentine “It’s one thing to be tolerated, but another to be celebrated,” shares Greg Cason, as he and husband Landry Boyle share the challenges they face as an outspoken, black, gay couple in Middle Tennessee. When Greg and Landry began planning their wedding,…

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