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Tennessee: Two Steps Forward, Six Steps Back?

February 25, 2019 - Lauren Means, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Politics, Tennessee

By now you have probably heard at least chatter about some of the legal challenges being brought against the LGBT+ community in Tennessee. You might have also heard about some of the “wins” we have had in the past few weeks. We are going to…

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Every Day is Purrfect at Mewsic Kitty Café

February 14, 2019 - Articles, Community, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Pet Focus

by Jojo Lorentson | Photos provided by Mewsic Kitty Café   Not too long ago, Meagan and Thien Phan had a hairbrained idea that was inspired by this little café in Charleston, South Carolina. This unique café had the most curious staff — cats. The…

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FabYOUlous Living: Decluttering as a Healing Art

February 7, 2019 - Articles

By Susan Gardner In January, I introduced the idea that heeding the voice of clutter can open life energy. We can learn to quiet ourselves to ask fundamental questions of our clutter. This month, I describe our sometimes-complicated relationship with clutter. When we understand our…

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5 Financial Tips For 2019

February 7, 2019 - Articles, Health + Wellness

By Chris Robinette   As we look forward to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019, let’s look at five ways to help yourself get on more sound financial footing for the new year.   Save money for yourself first!   I know this…

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Get FIT: Tips, Tricks From a Personal Trainer

January 31, 2019 - Articles, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Daniel Buckley  | photo provided by Lee French   The New Year is a fantastic time to re-evaluate and establish new goals. Whether they be professional or personal, it’s best to have a well thought out strategy in order to ensure your success. As…

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Nashville Pride Unveils 2019 Festival Dates & Parade

January 30, 2019 - Articles

Coming off a record-breaking 2018 Festival, the 2019 Nashville Pride Festival returns to Public Square Park in Downtown Nashville on Saturday, June 22nd, and Sunday, June 23rd. In June 1969 outside a New York City bar, LGBT community members stood up to discrimination and started…

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Husband Duo Creates Products That Heal Body & Soul

January 22, 2019 - Articles, Community, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena Haynes  | photo provided by Half Hill Farm   Christian Grantham and Vince Oropesa are partners in business and in life. The duo relocated to Woodbury, Tennessee in 2012 and since then have become a fixture in the local community. Grantham was given…

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Save the Date: Diversity Day Celebration: April 20, 2019

January 21, 2019 - Articles, Community, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Politician

By Focus Staff The Williamson County Democratic Party would like to invite you to their Diversity Day Celebration on Saturday April 20, 2019  from12:00 – 3:00 pm at Strahl Street Park Pavilion. The event will feature a potluck meal, performances from the LGBTQ Choir: The Southeast’s only…

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Human Rights Campaign Has High Hopes for 2019

January 17, 2019 - Articles, Community, Events, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

by Christopher Kingsley  | photos provided by Eric Patton and HRC Nashville   Be sure to clear your datebooks for a very important evening, the 24th Annual Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Nashville Equality Dinner on March 2, 2019. Making its return to the Renaissance Hotel,…

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Chamber Chat: Jan+Feb 2019

January 16, 2019 - Articles, Chamber Chat, Columns, Events, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, News, Tennessee

Chamber Looks Forward to Busy, Eventful 2019 by Joe Woolley | photo provided by Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce   Happy New Year — 2018 was quite the year for the Nashville LGBT Chamber! It was a major anniversary year, a year of transition, a…

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