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Pride Journey: Oklahoma City

December 11, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato To say I fell in love with Oklahoma City would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy visiting lesser known cities around the country as you go in with little expectations or preconceived notions. I had visited OKC very briefly a few years…

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BUILDING A RNBW OVER NASHVILLE

December 5, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

by Tessie Austin RNBW is a Nashville-based community organization showcasing LGBT+ musicians of all genres. The group was founded by twin sisters Emily and Jamie Dryburgh and their friend Myylo as a way to bring Nashville’s growing community of LGBT+ musicians together. The organization produces…

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SEARCHING FOR THE CURE: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER CONTINUES GROUNDBREAKING WORK TO DEVELOP A VACCINE

November 28, 2018 - Articles

by Michael Ray Cantrell In 1987, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) began searching for a safe and effective cure for HIV. Joining forces with nationwide research facilities across the United States, they wanted to develop a vaccine as a trial that could possibly save the…

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Home Run Pet Care – Operation Santa Paws Pet Supply Drive

November 24, 2018 - Articles

By Jojo Lorentson I have been speaking with a wonderful woman named Marge, a fellow animal lover like myself. She and her wife started Home Run Pet Care as a pet sitting service in 2010. In that time it has grown from a passion to…

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Holidays with your pets

Holiday Events for You AND Your Pets

November 24, 2018 - Events, Holidays, Lauren Means, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Pet Focus, Selena Haynes, Tennessee

FIND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FUR BABIES compiled by Selena Haynes and Lauren Means SUPPORT THE ANIMALS SCRUFFLESPALOOZA! A MUSICAL EVENT TO BENEFIT DOGS DESERVE BETTER 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Lipstick Lounge 1400 Woodland St, Nashville Dogs Deserve Better (ddbnashville.org) is…

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Christopher Sorensen releases LGBT Music Video for New Single “Afterglow”

November 21, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Singer/songwriter Christopher Sorensen has just released the music video for his newest single, “Afterglow,” which explores an LGBT relationship. To view the video, follow the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKzjZfJRhxc Christopher wrote “Afterglow” back in 2016. He met Australian producer Arizon through Soundcloud, and together…

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Country Artist Curtis Braly Celebrates 13 Year Anniversary with Husband/Manager

November 19, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Last Friday, country music star Curtis Braly celebrated his 13-year anniversary with husband/manager Jeff Riley. The “Song You Can Drink a Beer To” singer met Riley in 2002 at a mutual friend’s dinner party and the two have been inseparable ever since….

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LGBT Children’s Book Now Available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon

November 19, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Everyone’s family structure is different. The world needs all kinds of people and all kinds of love. Big World, Little Om is a multi-faceted project with a single goal: to celebrate family diversity. Using books and animated shows to teach children about diversity, understanding,…

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HIV Testing and Prevention: Identifying and Reaching At-Risk and Hidden Populations

November 14, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato Rutgers scholar Henry Raymond, an expert in HIV/LGBT populations, is researching HIV prevalence and behaviors among hard to reach LGBT communities in order to monitor the epidemic and provide data to design appropriate education and intervention strategies in HIV prevention.   While…

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Author Jake Biondi to release BOYSTOWN Season Nine on December 14

November 14, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi will release the ninth installment of his popular BOYSTOWN book series on December 14. “The ninth book is a very special one and a Christmastime release date seemed appropriate,” Biondi told fans of his BOYSTOWN book series. “Because…

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