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Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS

review: Waitress will make you laugh so hard you cry

June 7, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee, Trans Focus

by Katelynn McWhorter With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, the opening song to Waitress has you already begging for more. With an enticing story line, the actors portray their characters perfectly. They successfully moved the storyline forward by infusing their own personalities and perfecting…

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Kesley Page: A passion for the community

June 1, 2018 - Trans Focus

by Selena Haynes  |  photo by Tabitha Hawk Life is a journey to empower your true self. All the answers you seek are in your grasp. Nothing is random. You are light, you are loved, and you are not alone. These are the words of Kesley Page,…

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Shaun Arroyo

‘Know that there is someone out there who will help you through it’

March 9, 2018 - LGBT Community, Trans Focus, Transgender

by Brian Goins  /  photo by H.N. James When Shaun Arroyo thinks about his favorite Pride celebrations, two come to mind: His first, which he celebrated in New York City; and in 2015 in Nashville, when the Supreme Court declared marriage equality the law of…

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Matthew Navarre Moore

‘Just be yourself’

January 5, 2018 - Focus Midsouth magazine, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

Matthew Navarre Moore and his mom, Joydianne, share his story by Mary Reeves | photos by HN JAMES Matt Moore opened the door to his home, a handsome, quiet, confident young man of 17. Curly black hair, frank blue eyes, a few day’s growth of…

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Trans veteran fights to give a voice to the voiceless

November 1, 2017 - Trans Focus, Uncategorized

by Michelle Willard | photo by H.N. James The first thing Carla Lewis will tell you about herself is that she’s perpetually late. On July 27, 2008, the fact that she and her wife Jamie Combs were a little late may have saved their lives…

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What’s In a Name

September 14, 2017 - Health + Wellness, Trans Focus, Uncategorized

What’s In a Name: An inside look at the process of a name change when you are transgender. by Jamie Lewis I changed my name recently. As it turns out, people struggle to take a woman named Jacob very seriously, so a choice was made….

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