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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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half hill farm and Wellness Emporium of Woodbury owner Christian

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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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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Veronika Electronika

Veronika Electronika: Using Drag to Make a Difference

January 12, 2019 - Articles, Drag Queens, LGBT Advocate

by Joey Amato | Photos provided by Danielle Shields Photography   Veronika Electronika was born Steven Raimo in the early ’80s (a lady never reveals her true age) in Staten Island, New York to a family of working-class parents. Living only about 100 yards from…

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What To Do

“Must-Go” Events for Jan+Feb 2019

January 8, 2019 - Articles, Calendar, Entertainment, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, What to Do

JAN 12 WILLIE: LIFE & SONGS OF AN AMERICAN OUTLAW 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville. Tickets: $112-$125. ticketmaster.com   JAN 15-20 ‘ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN’ 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15-17; 8 p.m. Jan. 18; 2…

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A Night of Elegance New Year's Weekend

A Night of Elegance New Year’s Weekend

December 25, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Holidays, LGBT Community, Nashville

Experience A Night of Elegance during New Year’s Weekend: Sunday, December 30, 2018 in Nashville, TN. This will be a night of romantic ambience for the lover at heart… so make it a date night. Enjoy amazing music, cocktails, food, live entertainment and a fabulous…

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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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