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Enter to win tickets to ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ Summer Tour! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

June 30, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville

Kesha and Macklemore are teaming up this summer for ‘The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore’ tour. The nine-week, 30-market tour pairs the two trailblazing artists for an epic summer trek of North American amphitheaters and arenas!   Enter now for your chance to see Kesha…

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The importance of allies

June 14, 2018 - LGBT Ally

by Brian Goins  |  photo by Jenn George The LGBT+ community always needs more straight allies, and Kathy Halbrooks, a former president of PFLAG Nashville, is one of the best. Halbrooks, who has been employed by Metro Water Services for more than 30 years, fell into the…

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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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Rational, Reasonable, Right: TN State Senate District 14 Special Election

March 13, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Politician, Tennessee

by Lauren Means Ι photo courtesy gaylejordanforsenatetn14 Who is Gayle Jordan? Gayle Jordan is your typical Tennessean. She has raised a family, lives on a farm, has owned a small business, and is concerned about the future of our state. If you dig a little deeper, you…

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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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Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey debuts video for “Mr. Homewrecker”; will emcee Sunday’s Taste for Nashville LGBT Chamber

November 16, 2017 - Entertainment, Events, Fund Raising, Music, Nashville

By Brian Goins Meghan Linsey, who recently released her new album Bold Like a Lion, has released a video for its current single, Mr. Homewrecker, and debuted it on her Facebook page. “It’s about this woman finding out that her husband’s cheating, and going through…

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Eric Capehart

LGBT Ally: Eric Capehart is a man of action

November 3, 2017 - LGBT Ally

by Jamie Lewis • photo by H.N. James Author, professor, counselor, mentor and philanthropist: Each of these words describe Eric Capehart. If you ask him, though, he’ll tell you that while he may be all of these, his primary identity is that of an activist….

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The SOAR logo was designed in part by attendees and then finalized and brought to fruition by Stu Kilgour, a regular SOAR attendee.

Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford (SOAR)

August 5, 2017 - Articles, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Uncategorized

For the founders of SOAR: Seeds of Acceptance Rutherford, Mandy Ray-Jones and Rebekah Dawson, it was not difficult to see that there was a lack of support and education for the LGBTQ+ community in the Murfreesboro area. Aside from MT Lambda, an MTSU organization for…

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