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Sexual Assault: One Woman Shares Her Story, Hopes to Help Other Survivors

July 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Kelly Harrison | graphics by Brian Goins Amy attended her first Dragon Con Convention in Atlanta ten years ago, only a week prior to her 18 th birthday. It was a Labor Day weekend that would change her view of herself and eventually…

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Susan Brown, Charles Jones and Vicki Davies volunteered long hours to get OutCentral ready for its Grand Opening. They were chosen to represent all the volunteers and officially open OutCentral.

Picking up the Pieces

July 3, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee

by Selena Haynes | photo courtesy of OutCentral   OutCentral’s closing devastates, but new Middle Tennessee Pride Center brings hope   Silence abounded around the table as each person in the emergency meeting finally had to face the reality that OutCentral would be closing. New…

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EmbracED

Renewed adds an eating disorder support group for the LGBTQ community

June 14, 2018 - Events, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Renewed, a organization that has providing eating disorder support to the Nashville area since 2002, is pleased to announce their new program, EmbracED. EmbracED is designed specifically for the LGBTQ community. Participation is free and participants can expect to find a supportive environment for LGBTQ…

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The Dammed Clutter Retreat Returns in June!

June 10, 2018 - Articles, Events, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner

Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we have a strong…

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Student’s project hopes to shine light on better healthcare for transgender patients

May 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Doug Hagler  |  photo by Jenn George Few of us enjoy going the doctor. It’s not that we don’t like our doctors, we respect them and look to them for help. It’s all the surround that’s unpleasant. Most everyone who seeks medical services must…

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Floatation Therapy: There’s a world of relaxation waiting

May 8, 2018 - Health + Wellness

by Jamie Lewis  |  photo by Jenn George Zane Ritter, who studied biology and psychology at UT Chattanooga, discovered floating while researching post-concussive syndrome and therapeutic methods to help with healing. Intrigued, he attended a float conference in Portland, Oregon, and began a plan that…

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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Goat Yoga

A little bit of goat yoga will get you through

March 16, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena J. Haynes  |  photo by H. N. James What does Minnie Pearl, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker, and Harvey Milk have in common? They’re all goats! No kidding here! They’re all part of Shenanigoats where they rent…

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Bisexual Resource Center Celebrates 5th Annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month in March

March 4, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, News

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER CELEBRATES 5th ANNUAL BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH Fifth year of social media campaign to improve health of bi+ community will reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will…

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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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