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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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Mewsic Kitty Café

Every Day is Purrfect at Mewsic Kitty Café

February 14, 2019 - Articles, Community, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Pet Focus

by Jojo Lorentson | Photos provided by Mewsic Kitty Café   Not too long ago, Meagan and Thien Phan had a hairbrained idea that was inspired by this little café in Charleston, South Carolina. This unique café had the most curious staff — cats. The…

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Mayor Briley to Sign Historic Executive Order for LGBT-Owned Businesses

February 9, 2019 - Community, LGBT Community, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, News, Press Release

By signing the executive order, Mayor Briley will recognize the significant contributions that LGBT-owned businesses make in Nashville and provide them with more opportunities to compete and succeed.

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5 Financial Tips For 2019

February 7, 2019 - Articles, Health + Wellness

By Chris Robinette   As we look forward to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019, let’s look at five ways to help yourself get on more sound financial footing for the new year.   Save money for yourself first!   I know this…

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Husband Duo Creates Products That Heal Body & Soul

January 22, 2019 - Articles, Community, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena Haynes  | photo provided by Half Hill Farm   Christian Grantham and Vince Oropesa are partners in business and in life. The duo relocated to Woodbury, Tennessee in 2012 and since then have become a fixture in the local community. Grantham was given…

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Save the Date: Diversity Day Celebration: April 20, 2019

January 21, 2019 - Articles, Community, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Politician

By Focus Staff The Williamson County Democratic Party would like to invite you to their Diversity Day Celebration on Saturday April 20, 2019  from12:00 – 3:00 pm at Strahl Street Park Pavilion. The event will feature a potluck meal, performances from the LGBTQ Choir: The Southeast’s only…

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Get On Your Feet at TPAC

January 17, 2019 - Entertainment, Joey Amato, Music, Review, TPAC

By Joey Amato On Your Feet made its debut at TPAC earlier this week and was everything I expected. As a huge fan of Gloria Estefan and having worked for her record label back in the early 2000s, I was really hoping On Your Feet…

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Human Rights Campaign Has High Hopes for 2019

January 17, 2019 - Articles, Community, Events, Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville

by Christopher Kingsley  | photos provided by Eric Patton and HRC Nashville   Be sure to clear your datebooks for a very important evening, the 24th Annual Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Nashville Equality Dinner on March 2, 2019. Making its return to the Renaissance Hotel,…

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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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Pryce Le Myst.

Pryce Le Mysétre: Substance Behind the Music

January 14, 2019 - Articles, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Music

by Joey Amato | Photos provided by MPACK Photography   There is something mysteriously appealing about one of Nashville’s up-and-coming LGBT+ musicians and it’s not just his name. Nobody can argue that Pryce Le Mystère is indeed very attractive, but in today’s world, it takes…

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