Jackson’s journey to her truth was not a loud coming out at all. “There were no announcements made but there was a lot of fear inside of me about the consequence of living my life as openly queer,” says Jackson. Looking back she wishes she had been loud and much more visible for the kid who needed to see someone living their truth and to know there was someone just like them, a community to welcome and accept you.
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.
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.
In January of this year, Metro Nashville Police chief announced the appointment of a LGBT+ Liaison Officer to the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD). The new position provides a bridge between LGBT+ people and MNPD.
This is a story – a story of two people who met across an online dating app and fell in love – a story of their happily ever after, and what came after. Meet Travis and Mikie, the first gay couple legally married in Montgomery County, Tennessee after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in 2015.
Veronika Electronika was born Steven Raimo in the early ’80s (a lady never reveals her true age) in Staten Island, New York to a family of working-class parents. Living only about 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, the family loved fishing on the beach and on their boat.