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MTSU’s 2018 LGBT+ College Conference: All Identities Bridging the Divide

April 8, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, MTSU LGBT+ College Conference, Murfreesboro, News, Recap, Rutherford County, Tennessee

This year marked the 5th annual Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) LGBT+ College Conference. What first started in 2014 has blossomed into, not only a statewide conference, but also a a time to recognize outstanding individuals who are helping to shape and strengthen our community….

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Just Us

Turning lives around: Pam Sheffer and team at Just Us is making a difference in teens’ lives

March 12, 2018 - LGBT Community, LGBT Youth

By Brian Goins Pam Sheffer spent 23 years in corporate health insurance sales before she took a leap into the unfamiliar non-profit arena. “It was a really lucrative career,” she said. “But as I got to that 40-something (age) window of time, I started to…

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Launch Pad Nashville: Providing warm shelter to homeless youth in Davidson County

January 3, 2018 - LGBT Youth

By Brian Goins Derek Gibson is one of the founders of Launch Pad, an organization dedicated to preventing and addressing homelessness in Davidson County. The shelter, a 501c3 organization, provides cold-weather shelter for ages 18 to 24, with a special emphasis on LGBT+ youth. It…

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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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Joey Suarez

LGBT Dance Musician Joey Suarez Overcomes Abuse and Celebrates Pride

August 18, 2017 - Agency33, Articles, Entertainment, Health + Wellness, Joey Amato, Joey Suarez, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music

Energetic. Dynamic. Electrifying. These are just a few words used to describe LGBT dance/pop musician Joey Suarez. A resident of San Antonio, Texas, Suarez spends most of his time juggling his multiple ventures which range from a brand new fashion line, Ravers Fantasy, to acting and…

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Bianca Page Day

Bianca Page Day 2017, Set for Aug. 26

August 17, 2017 - Articles, Bianca Page Day, Drag Queens, Entertainment, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Music, Trax

Saturday, Aug. 26, will mark the 7th Annual Bianca Page Day (BPD) in Nashville, TN. Friends, loved ones and community members will gather at TRAX Bar beginning at 3pm to celebrate and remember the life and legacy of Nashville’s most beloved force of drag. “This…

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Big World, Little Om

BIG WORLD, LITTLE OM CELEBRATES DIVERSITY THROUGH ANIMATION

August 17, 2017 - Agency33, Animation, Articles, Cartoon, Entertainment, Film, Joey Amato, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth

Harrisburg, PA (August 15, 2017) — Big World, Little Om is a campaign to create a television program for LGBTQ children and other children living in non-traditional households that will enable them to see representation of their family in a cartoon format. Representation in film and…

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