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Susan Brown, Charles Jones and Vicki Davies volunteered long hours to get OutCentral ready for its Grand Opening. They were chosen to represent all the volunteers and officially open OutCentral.

Picking up the Pieces

July 3, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee

by Selena Haynes | photo courtesy of OutCentral   OutCentral’s closing devastates, but new Middle Tennessee Pride Center brings hope   Silence abounded around the table as each person in the emergency meeting finally had to face the reality that OutCentral would be closing. New…

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The Dammed Clutter Retreat Returns in June!

June 10, 2018 - Articles, Events, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner

Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we have a strong…

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NGLCC Decries SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

June 4, 2018 - LGBT Community, NGLCC, Press Release

Will Continue Asserting American Businesses Must Not Use Religion Against the LGBT Community June 4, 2018 Washington, DC — The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court of the…

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Equality Clarksville and APSU’s Gay Straight Alliance to Hold Picnic, Rainbow Graduation Event

April 26, 2018 - Equality Clarksville, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Press Release, Tennessee

Equality Clarksville, a local organization formed to support the LGBT+ community and its allies in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas, will be partnering once again with other local resources including the Austin Peay State University’s Gay Straight Alliance to host a Pride Picnic…

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TPAC’s 2018-2019 Season Bringing in Well-Loved Classics, Fun New Productions

April 25, 2018 - Uncategorized

The HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC 2018-2019 season was revealed on April 24 during a fun-filled event punctuated by videos and a handful of live performances. The event finished up with hors d’oeuvres from several beloved Nashville eateries such as Salsa and Maggiano’s Little Italy….

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber Announces Finalists for the 2018 Excellence in Business Awards Sponsored by Curb Records

April 16, 2018 - Events, Excellence in Business Awards, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Press Release, Tennessee

For the sixth consecutive year, CURB Records is the presenting sponsor for the Nashville LGBT Chamber 2018 Excellence in Business Awards on Friday, May 4, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Over three hundred business and community leaders are expected to attend…

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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NASHVILLE PRIDE FESTIVAL WELCOMES BACK BRIDGESTONE AS PRESENTING SPONSOR AND UNVEILS A FESTIVAL APP.

April 11, 2018 - Uncategorized

NASHVILLE, TN (APRIL 9, 2018) — The 30th annual Nashville Pride Festival welcomes back Bridgestone Tires as its presenting sponsor for the fourth year in a row. Along with this announcement, the Nashville Pride Board of directors has unveiled a new festival app to increase…

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MTSU’s 2018 LGBT+ College Conference: All Identities Bridging the Divide

April 8, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, MTSU LGBT+ College Conference, Murfreesboro, News, Recap, Rutherford County, Tennessee

This year marked the 5th annual Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) LGBT+ College Conference. What first started in 2014 has blossomed into, not only a statewide conference, but also a a time to recognize outstanding individuals who are helping to shape and strengthen our community….

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Joan Marcus/Ginna Claire Mason and Mary Kate Morrissey in WICKED

REVIEW: Middle Tennessee Local Helps Bring “Wicked” to Life

March 30, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Leah Wright Ι Photos Courtesy of Joan Marcus Brentwood’s own Ginna Claire Mason made a triumphant return to Middle Tennessee, this time appearing as Glinda in Wicked at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Her performance is reminiscent of Kristin Chenowith, who made the role famous on Broadway,…

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