Our very first issue in July 2017 featured recently wed Judge Rachel Bell and Dr. Dorsha James. Now, almost three years later, we’re excited to catch up to see how wedded bliss is treating them and what they’re working on today.
Margaret Williams, best known as Miss Margaret, is somewhat of an icon at Nashville CARES, a nonprofit that serves those living with and at risk for HIV. There’s hardly a person in the building who hasn’t been warmly greeted by her at least once a day.
Certainly, arguments have been made that the older we are, the more importance we place on the value of Pride and its hard-fought celebrations. Then again, many younger gays will suggest that there is no way one could enjoy non-stop pride events more than themselves.
“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable,” is a Kenyan proverb that speaks to the wisdom of making one stronger by surrounding it with many. When one looks at the life and career of Amna Osman, the newly hired CEO of Nashville CARES, you will clearly see this proverb come to life.
Murfreesboro is hosting its fourth annual Boro Pride event on September 7. George Manus, better known as the drag queen IONA, has been their emcee each year. She has been a resident of Tennessee and a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community from the get-go.