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Tennessee: Two Steps Forward, Six Steps Back?

February 25, 2019 - Lauren Means, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Politics, Tennessee

By now you have probably heard at least chatter about some of the legal challenges being brought against the LGBT+ community in Tennessee. You might have also heard about some of the “wins” we have had in the past few weeks. We are going to…

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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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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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Nov+Dec Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

Nov+Dec 2018 Calendar: LGBT+ Must-Go Events

November 24, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Holidays, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

HAVE AN EVENT TO LIST? DO IT ONLINE AT FOCUSMIDTENN.COM NOV 9 KAMERON MICHAELS Runner-up from season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Performance times are at 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. Nov. 9 at PLAY Dance Bar, 1519 Church St., Nashville. Admission prices may vary….

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Holidays with your pets

Holiday Events for You AND Your Pets

November 24, 2018 - Events, Holidays, Lauren Means, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Pet Focus, Selena Haynes, Tennessee

FIND HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FUR BABIES compiled by Selena Haynes and Lauren Means SUPPORT THE ANIMALS SCRUFFLESPALOOZA! A MUSICAL EVENT TO BENEFIT DOGS DESERVE BETTER 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at The Lipstick Lounge 1400 Woodland St, Nashville Dogs Deserve Better (ddbnashville.org) is…

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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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The Play That Goes Wrong

Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” Is the Perfect Getaway From Reality

October 12, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

By Lauren Means  |  Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Daniel If you need a break from reality, “The Play That Goes Wrong” is the perfect getaway. Coming to Nashville by way of London, the show is the product of Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields, and Henry Lewis, all…

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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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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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