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Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

Building on the tapestry: Sharing his story of loss

January 3, 2018 - LGBT Community, Uncategorized

Dave Daniels has learned what is essential for him to not only survive, but thrive for a lifetime By Laura Valentine October 24 is a significant day for Dave Daniels. On this day in 1988, he would receive the news of his HIV-positive status and…

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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey roars on new album, ‘Bold Like a Lion’

December 28, 2017 - Uncategorized

By Brian Goins Bold Like a Lion is an understatement when it comes to describing Meghan Linsey. The performer, who got her start in the duo Steel Magnolia, has had her share of spotlight recently for standing her ground on issues. In September, Linsey sang…

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Pet Focus

Operation SANTA PAWS: A mission for a cause

November 15, 2017 - Uncategorized

By Selena Haynes Home Run Pet Care’s (HRPC) sixth annual Operation Santa Paws Pet Food & Supply Drive runs through Dec. 27. Over the last six years, Operation Santa Paws has benefited New Leash On Life, Pet Community Center, Robyn’s Nest, Beyond Bars, Middle Tennessee…

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Brett Withers

A bridge builder: Brett Withers

November 5, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Douglas Hagler • photo by Selena Haynes Metropolitan Nashville Council Member, District 6, Brett Withers is a busy man. Like most of the members of the Council, Brett continues to work his full-time job even after being elected to the Council in 2015. “Between…

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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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October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

SEPT. 9 BORO PRIDE FESTIVAL MURFREESBORO TOWN SQUARE Celebrate the LGBTQ community in Rutherford County and throughout Middle Tennessee. This is a FREE event and open to the public. SEPT. 14 ROCKIN 4 RESCUE 3250 WILKINSON PIKE, MURFREESBORO Operation Education Animal Rescue’s annual event. Food, drinks, live music,…

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q & a with chef jay

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

by Chef Jay Kill | photo courtesy of The Art Institute Nashville  What’s the best method to cook fried chicken so the breading doesn’t come off? I feel the biggest mistake most people make when frying chicken is wanting to prepare it too quickly. First, make…

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Murfreesboro attorney redefines advocacy

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

Julia Tate-Keith prevails in ‘Natural Meaning’ lawsuit against state by Michelle Willard | photos courtesy of Julia Tate-Keith Gov. Bill Haslam signed the “natural, ordinary meaning” bill into law on Friday, May 5. By Monday, May 8, Murfreesboro attorney Julia Tate-Keith had filed a lawsuit on…

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Nashville AIDS Walk turns 26

October 13, 2017 - Uncategorized

26th annual Nashville CARES AIDS Walk slated for Sept. 23 by Leslee White | photo courtesy of Nashville Cares Nashville CARES presents the 26th annual 5k Walk and Run from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 beginning at Public Square Park and continues on a scenic walk…

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Mr. Esquire

21st Mr. Esquire crowned in October

October 7, 2017 - Uncategorized

The Southeast’s longest-running male impersonator pageant will crown its new king in October! By Bonnie Glassco | Photos courtesy of Mac Huffington The 21st Annual Mr. Esquire Pageant will be held Oct. 15 at Play Dance Bar beginning at 7:30pm. Now in its 21st year, Mr….

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