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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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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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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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Ask Allie

CREATING WELCOMING SPACES FOR LGBT+ CLIENTS

December 13, 2018 - Dear Allie, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Sarah Rutledge Fischer

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer   Dear Allie, I recently took over office management for a small estate planning office in a medium sized city. My boss is an older, straight, white man, but he is incredibly accepting. Through word-of-mouth recommendations he has acquired a largish…

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Boy Erased

REVIEW: Actors Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman give powerful portrayals in ’Boy Erased’

November 10, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Film, LGBT Community, LGBT Youth, Review

By Brian Goins | Photos by Focus Features “Boy Erased” is the story of what it means to be a human being denied of being. It’s difficult to express to others what it feels like to be flat-out rejected by society, your friends and family…

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Sinking Creek

Sinking Creek Farm: Where ALL Love is Welcome

October 28, 2018 - Events, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Selena Haynes, Tennessee, Wedding

By Selena Haynes When Ginger and Danny Demonbreun’s property was destroyed from the 2009 tornado outbreak, they decided to go for the dream they’d talked about for years. Out of all the ruble emerged Sinking Creek Farm. Nestled cozily in the heart of Murfreesboro sits…

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focus® on politics (rutherford co. tn)

Focus® On Politics (Rutherford Co. TN)

September 29, 2018 - Lauren Means, LGBT Advocate, LGBT Ally, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Murfreesboro, News, Politician, Question and Answer, Rutherford County, Tennessee

Taking a Stand on Equality At this year’s Boro Pride, we had the opportunity to speak with some of the candidates running for various offices in Rutherford County. We spoke with Matt Ferry (D) running for TN House District 48, Chris Mayor (D) running for…

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hispanic heritage month 2018

Focus On: Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

September 25, 2018 - LGBT Advocate, LGBT Community, LGBT Seniors, LGBT Youth, Middle Tennessee, Review

By Lauren Means A study from the Williams Institute reveals there are approximately 1.4 million LGBT Latino/a adults currently living in the United States. Latino/a’s make up 146,000 same-sex households in the U.S. with 29.1 percent of those households raising children. According to the U.S….

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