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Boy Erased

REVIEW: Actors Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman give powerful portrayals in ’Boy Erased’

November 10, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Film, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Review

By Brian Goins | Photos by Focus Features “Boy Erased” is the story of what it means to be a human being denied of being. It’s difficult to express to others what it feels like to be flat-out rejected by society, your friends and family…

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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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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)

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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Keeping your Queer Identity in a Heterosexual Relationship

September 26, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Mental Health

by Allyssa Basso There’s a belief amongst some in the LGBT+ community that it’s possible to not be “enough.” Not gay enough, out enough, proud enough. It leads to discrimination within the community, which seems counter intuitive. The LGBT+ community offers a place where people…

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hispanic heritage month 2018

Focus On: Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 25, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Review

By Lauren Means A study from the Williams Institute reveals there are approximately 1.4 million LGBT Latino/a adults currently living in the United States. Latino/a’s make up 146,000 same-sex households in the U.S. with 29.1 percent of those households raising children. According to the U.S….

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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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k.d. lang Ingénue

Review: k.d. lang’s Ingénue at the Ryman

September 23, 2018 - Concert, Entertainment, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Review, Ryman, Tennessee

By Sydney Moxley They say that music can transcend time. That it can conjure memories and past emotions, making them feel as acute as when they were organically felt. For k.d. lang fans, this concert was that transcendental experience back to 1992. What made the…

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miseducation of cameron post

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

September 17, 2018 - Entertainment, Film, Lauren Means, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Review

By Lauren Means  |  Photo courtesy of Taylor Sprow/FilmRise If you have ever been a teenager, you will appreciate The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Desiree Akhavan’s Sundance Award Winning film, based on the young-adult novel by Emily Danforth, takes us on a journey into one…

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Sunday Soiree

First Openly LGBTQ Houston Mayor To Speak at Sunday Soiree

September 17, 2018 - Events, Fund Raising, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, LGBTQ Victory Fund, Nashville, News, Politician, Tennessee

by Selena Haynes  |  photo courtesy of LGBTQ Victory Fund The Victory Fund is hosting a Sunday Soiree in Nashville on Oct. 7 at Diskin Cider from 12-2pm. Come enjoy locally brewed cider and snacks while listening to the stories of national and local political…

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