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The 20 Must-Have Wines for 2018…and 2019

November 13, 2018 - Articles, Food and Beverage

By Joey Amato With holiday soirees just around the corner, it is important that the right wines are chosen to accompany your meal. While white wines tend to be popular during the summer months, the reds take center stage in the winter. Here are some…

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Pride Journey: Indianapolis

November 13, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato Indianapolis has always felt like a second home to me. I used to publish a gay magazine there called UNITE a few years ago, so I was frequently visiting the city. This time, I wanted to experience things that I may not…

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RON SANFORD CREATES A NEW ‘SPACE’ FOR NASHVILLE

November 7, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

By GK Gurley Ron Sanford continues to be a driving force in Nashville’s LGBT+ community. Sanford is known not only for his infectious personality and eccentric, yet fabulous fashion sense, but for his huge heart and giving demeanor. As one of the organizers of Nashville…

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MT Lambda Hosts 3rd Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 6, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff MT Lambda is hosting its 3rd annual Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 pm at the Student Union Building on the MTSU campus. Although the official date is November 20, MTSU has decided to hold the event on…

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EO Nashville to Host Local Qualifiers for the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

November 5, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato The Nashville chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders has begun accepting applications to this year’s qualifying rounds of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA). The chapter will be hosting the Local Qualifying Competition on…

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COUNTRY MUSIC’S SUPER COUPLE ON LOVE & ACCEPTANCE

November 1, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment

By Joey Amato Vince Gill and Amy Grant are two of the most recognizable names not only in Nashville, but in music. The couple donates hours of time to local organizations and is about to embark on their annual residency at the historic Ryman Auditorium….

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Oklahoma City Making Strides in LGBT Tourism

October 31, 2018 - Articles

By Focus Staff Oklahoma City played host to five LGBT publications October 3-7, 2018 to help promote the city as welcoming, inviting and a place to do business. The Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) worked with Joey Amato of Agency33 and PrideJourneys…

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Sinking Creek

Sinking Creek Farm: Where ALL Love is Welcome

October 28, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Selena Haynes, Tennessee, Wedding

By Selena Haynes When Ginger and Danny Demonbreun’s property was destroyed from the 2009 tornado outbreak, they decided to go for the dream they’d talked about for years. Out of all the ruble emerged Sinking Creek Farm. Nestled cozily in the heart of Murfreesboro sits…

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Pride Journey: Seattle

October 24, 2018 - Articles

By Joey Amato A journey to the Pacific Northwest is something I always look forward to. I love the natural beauty of Seattle and of course the abundance of fresh seafood the city has to offer. Its proximity to both Portland and Vancouver are also…

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” Is the Perfect Getaway From Reality

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Lauren Means  |  Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel If you need a break from reality, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is the perfect getaway. Coming to Nashville by way of London, the show is the product of Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Henry Lewis, all…

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