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Knoxville Lightning

Where There Is Thunder, There Is Lightning

December 19, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee

By Kelly Harrison | Photos courtesy Knoxville Lightning Imagine having a love and a passion for a game so much that one day you decide to take the steps of owning and managing your own team. Perhaps not hard to imagine but now add into…

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Nashville CARES Announces Chief Executive Officer Will Retire in 2019

November 13, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato Nashville CARES announces Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Interrante, will be retiring in 2019, after 25 years of service at the agency. As the Chief Executive Officer at Nashville CARES, Interrante has been instrumental in forming the strategic groundwork of the organization that was founded in…

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GLAAD Report: Record-high percentage of LGBTQ regular characters on broadcast TV

October 25, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced the findings of its annual Where We Are on TV report. Where We Are on TV analyzes the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on…

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State of LGBTQ Equality in Eight Tennessee Cities Detailed in HRC’s 7th Edition of the Municipal Equality Index

October 12, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, released its seventh annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), assessing LGBTQ equality…

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Eric McCormack to Receive Prestigious LGBTQ Community Award

October 4, 2018 - Events, News

By Focus Staff Point Foundation (Point) will present its Impact Award to Eric McCormack, one of the most beloved actors of TV, as well as film and stage. The award recognizes an individual making a significant impact on improving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and…

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Majority of Americans Support Federal Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ People

October 2, 2018 - News

By Joey Amato Seventy percent (70%) of all Americans say that a federal law is needed to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing and credit, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll®. This reflects a slight increase from…

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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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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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the pilgrimage cultural & music festival

Full Steam Ahead: The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Enters It’s 4th Year

September 7, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Festival, Middle Tennessee, Music, News, Pilgrimage Festival, Tennessee

This year marks the fourth year the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival descends upon Franklin, Tenn. From the ground up, festival co-founder and Better Than Ezra frontman, Kevin Griffin, has watched as his baby has gone from crawling, to walking, to running full steam ahead….

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Voter Apathy? Tennessee Ranks Last in Voter Turnout

August 16, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, News, Politician, Tennessee

Tennessee ranks dead last when it comes to voter turnout according to the most recent PEW report. With a voter turn out of only 29 percent, it’s evident we have some work to do. In addition, that same report has Tennessee ranked 40th in voter…

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