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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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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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The Dammed Clutter Retreat Returns in June!

June 10, 2018 - Articles, Events, Health + Wellness, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner

Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we have a strong…

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TPAC Tony Awards Viewing Party

May 14, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TPAC

by Leah Wright | photo by TPAC Broadway fans can enjoy an evening of fun at TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium on June 10, as TPAC and Liberty Party Rentals host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party.  This year’s event has been moved to the…

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Couples Making It Work

March 4, 2018 - Couples Making it Work, David and Johnny, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, POZ, Question and Answer, Relationship Influencers, Tennessee

DATING & RELATIONSHIP Q&A MIXER, COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS: INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS WITH COUPLES MAKING IT WORK. Guests Included “Relationship Influencers” David & Johnny (from NYC’s POZ Magazine & Real Health Magazine), Dee & Wes (local Certified Life Coaches & Event Planners) March 1, 2018- Nashville, TN-Calling…

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It’s Just Who I am: Transgender

February 26, 2018 - Articles, Columns, It’s Just Who I am, Lauren Means, Question and Answer, Transgender

Dispelling myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes by Lauren Means Note: This series is not meant to place labels. The purpose is to educate and to open up conversations among people. This is not all-inclusive in terms of questions, facts, or terminology. This is a starting point…

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Let Clutter Flow

February 20, 2018 - Articles, Columns, Health + Wellness, Journal, LGBT Ally, Mental Health, Middle Tennessee, Susan Gardner, Tennessee

by Susan Gardner Clutter flows into our houses. With children in the house, things increase with each new activity or size. As we age, the house easily becomes cluttered with inheritances from family members. Some of us attract clutter like Pigpen attracts dust! Sometimes we…

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REVIEW: Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project

February 10, 2018 - Articles, Arts, Entertainment, Lauren Means, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Ballet, Review, Tennessee, TPAC

by Lauren Means Ι photos courtesy of Ballet Austin As a part of Nashville Ballet’s Attitude series, internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project comes to Nashville February 9th-11th, courtesy of Stephen Mills, artistic Director of Ballet Austin. Light promotes the protection of…

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REVIEW: Getting to Know the King and I

February 4, 2018 - Articles, Entertainment, Leah Wright, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, TPAC

by Leah Wright | Photos courtesy of Matthew Murphy Barlett Sher has brought Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I to the stage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in a grand show of color and movement. From the very moment the curtain opens to reveal a brilliantly colored…

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In Memoriam – Those We Lost in 2017

December 31, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Recap

by Lauren Means We saw the passing of many talented people in 2017 and many of them were a part of our LGBT+ community. Here are a few of the bright lights we lost this year: Jim Nabors (June 12, 1930 – November 30, 2017)…

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