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The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Announces the Resignation of CEO, Lisa Howe

May 18, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, News, Press Release

After six years of remarkable growth, the LGBT Chamber’s first full-time employee to step down in August NASHVILLE, TN – May 18, 2018 – Ron Snitker, President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced the resignation of Lisa…

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Jennifer Vannoy

LGBT Advocate: Jennifer Vannoy is taking action

March 8, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Rutherford County, State Representative

By Brian Goins Jennifer Vannoy has learned along the way that being complacent about the state of the world doesn’t bring about change. It takes action, and she’s doing that by running for office. Vannoy, who is a realtor for EXIT Realty, began her passion…

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Couples Making It Work

March 4, 2018 - Couples Making it Work, David and Johnny, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, POZ, Question and Answer, Relationship Influencers, Tennessee

DATING & RELATIONSHIP Q&A MIXER, COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS: INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS WITH COUPLES MAKING IT WORK. Guests Included “Relationship Influencers” David & Johnny (from NYC’s POZ Magazine & Real Health Magazine), Dee & Wes (local Certified Life Coaches & Event Planners) March 1, 2018- Nashville, TN-Calling…

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Karie Adair

Karie Adair steps down from Rutherford County Commissioner race

January 24, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

Karie Adair, who is Tennessee’s first transgender woman running for office, has announced today that she will step down from the County Commissioner in Rutherford County race and place her full support behind fellow Democrat Jennifer Edwards. Adair, who announced her run on Nov. 12,…

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Phil Michal Thomas

Phil Michal Thomas: Bridging Communities

January 7, 2018 - LGBT Advocate

By Laura Valentine Activism in the early days of AIDS was not for the faint of heart. When this cunning disease began taking his friends; when his funeral suit became thread-bare from attending multiple services a week; when there was no help from the government…

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Penny Campbell Honored in East Nashville

December 9, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Tennessee’s First LGBT+ Historical Marker Unveiled If you don’t know Penny Campbell’s story, you are missing out. Penny’s story begins back in 1953 when she was born to Brenda and Rev. Will D. Campbell. It would be safe to say Penny was greatly influenced by…

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Riley Parra

RILEY PARRA WEB-SERIES LAUNCHES TO RAVE REVIEWS

September 7, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Film, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

Los Angeles, CA (September 6, 2017) – tello Films recently released their 6-episode web series, Riley Parra, which is modeled after a series of books about a detective struggling to do the right thing in a corrupt department. Riley discovers a war between angels and demons…

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Q&A with Chef Jay Kill

Introducing Chef Jay Kill

September 5, 2017 - Articles, Columns, Food and Beverage, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Q&A with Chef Jay, Tennessee

Focus welcomes our new food+beverage columnist, Chef Jay Kill. He will be answering your most burning questions. Before Chef Jay begins, we thought it would be nice for our readers to learn about him. Do you remember when you realized you were gay? I knew…

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Laura Bohling

Laura Bohling: A Period of Reconstruction

August 21, 2017 - Articles, Faith + Spirituality, Laura Bohling, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Politician, State Representative

by Michael Wells | photo courtesy of Eric England Laura Bohling wants you to know you can’t hurt her. She considers herself to be in a unique position, feeling more powerful than ever before, and after a period of deconstruction and rebirth, she’s using her…

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Out of the Darkness participants

CHOOSE YOUR HONOR BEADS AND WALK MUSIC ROW TO FIGHT SUICIDE

August 21, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Events, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Out of the Darkness, Suicide, Suicide Prevention, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 17, 2017 – More than 1200 people from throughout Middle TN will choose beads that represent their personal struggle with depression or the type of suicide loss they have experienced at the Nashville Music Row Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The walk begins at 8:00…

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