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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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Ask Allie

CREATING WELCOMING SPACES FOR LGBT+ CLIENTS

December 13, 2018 - Dear Allie, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Sarah Rutledge Fischer

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer   Dear Allie, I recently took over office management for a small estate planning office in a medium sized city. My boss is an older, straight, white man, but he is incredibly accepting. Through word-of-mouth recommendations he has acquired a largish…

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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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Melisse Tokic’s First Film Makes Way for Gender Non-Conforming People in #MeToo Movement

October 9, 2018 - Entertainment, Faith + Spirituality, Film, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, Transgender

story by GK Gurley | photo courtesy of Melisse Tokic Much of what is in the media does not represent our experience of being queer in the South. Now, there’s a new award-winning short film made by various Southern and queer people, about Southern queer…

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Cam Road to Happiness tour

Cam: Road to Happiness Tour

October 1, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, Events, Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Recap, Review, Ryman, Tennessee

By Lauren Means  |  Photo courtesy of RCA Equal parts concert, VH1 storytellers, and therapy session, Cam did not disappoint. Launching her sixteen stop, headlining Road to Happiness tour, Cam took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium and made it her own. Complete with a…

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Focus® On Politics (Rutherford Co. TN)

September 29, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, News, Politician, Question and Answer, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Taking a Stand on Equality At this year’s Boro Pride, we had the opportunity to speak with some of the candidates running for various offices in Rutherford County. We spoke with Matt Ferry (D) running for TN House District 48, Chris Mayor (D) running for…

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HRC Nashville Presents: “HRCLive!” on Oct. 5th

September 24, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, Events, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Tennessee

By Margo Hall A golden equal sign amid a sea of royal blue is quite possibly one of the most recognizable logos in the LGBT+ community, and more importantly it is the logo of the Human Rights Campaign. Since 1980, The HRC has fought for…

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Conversion Therapy Leaves a Lifetime of Damage

August 24, 2018 - Faith + Spirituality, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Tessie Austin | photo by Lauren Means   Conversion therapy can be known by many names, such as reparative therapy, ex-gay therapy, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE), and aversion therapy, just to name a few.   Many of us may have endured lectures about…

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Your 2018 Ms Tennessee Diamond Diva is…

August 16, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Tennessee

story by Jojo Lorentson | photos provided by Mac Productions   Ms Chocolate Dior!   The Tennessee Diamond Diva is a pageant for femme LGBT+ women who are looking to express their individuality and self-expression. This year’s winner was Ms Chocolate Dior, Pernisha Ailworth.  …

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Enter to Win Tickets to See CAM Live at the Ryman! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 15, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Ryman

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to see GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter of the platinum-selling, #1 single, “Burning House,” CAM live at the Ryman for her Road to Happiness tour with special guest Lucie Silvas. We have 1 pair to give away to…

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