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The Love Fest grows into annual event

May 21, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community

by Selena Haynes  |  photo courtesy of Rachel and Dorsha With all that we face in the world today, life can be daunting. When Judge Rachel Bell and Dr. Dorsha James launched i am. . . just human, in May 2017, they did so understanding…

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Announces the Resignation of CEO, Lisa Howe

May 18, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, News, Press Release

After six years of remarkable growth, the LGBT Chamber’s first full-time employee to step down in August NASHVILLE, TN – May 18, 2018 – Ron Snitker, President of the Board of Directors of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced the resignation of Lisa…

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Upper Cumberland Pride Promises a Bigger Event

May 17, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

story and photo by Melissa Espiritu Upper Cumberland Pride is gearing up for their annual event to be held on June 2, 2018. This year’s event will focus on the themes of community, family, and education.  The organization has partnered with area organizations and built…

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The Community Foundation’s The Big Payback – May 2, 2018

April 30, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Press Release, Tennessee

WHAT IS THE BIG PAYBACK? The Big Payback is a 24-hour, online giving day to increase philanthropy in the 40 counties served by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The goal is simple – inspire Middle Tennesseans to come together, show their pride in their…

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Equality Clarksville and APSU’s Gay Straight Alliance to Hold Picnic, Rainbow Graduation Event

April 26, 2018 - Equality Clarksville, Events, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Press Release, Tennessee

Equality Clarksville, a local organization formed to support the LGBT+ community and its allies in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and the surrounding areas, will be partnering once again with other local resources including the Austin Peay State University’s Gay Straight Alliance to host a Pride Picnic…

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Four Middle Tennessee Non-Profits Participating in Give OUT Day 2018

April 18, 2018 - Events, Fund Raising, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee

Give OUT Day is the ONLY national day of giving for the LGBTQ community – a 24-hour online fundraising event that unites the LGBTQ community from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. to raise critically needed funds. Throughout the day-long event, thousands of people…

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The Nashville LGBT Chamber Announces Finalists for the 2018 Excellence in Business Awards Sponsored by Curb Records

April 16, 2018 - Events, Excellence in Business Awards, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Press Release, Tennessee

For the sixth consecutive year, CURB Records is the presenting sponsor for the Nashville LGBT Chamber 2018 Excellence in Business Awards on Friday, May 4, from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Over three hundred business and community leaders are expected to attend…

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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Diversity Day picnic

Mingle with community, candidates at Diversity Day Celebration in Williamson Co.

April 9, 2018 - LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee

By Brian Goins On April 15, the Williamson County Democratic Party’s Diversity Committee is sponsoring a Diversity Day Celebration at Pinkerton Park in Franklin, offering an opportunity for citizens to gather and celebrate their diversity. Robert McNamara, chairperson for the diversity committee for Williamson County…

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MTSU’s 2018 LGBT+ College Conference: All Identities Bridging the Divide

April 8, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, MTSU, MTSU LGBT+ College Conference, Murfreesboro, News, Recap, Rutherford County, Tennessee

This year marked the 5th annual Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) LGBT+ College Conference. What first started in 2014 has blossomed into, not only a statewide conference, but also a a time to recognize outstanding individuals who are helping to shape and strengthen our community….

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