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Enter to Win Tickets to the OutLoud Music Festival! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 16, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Play

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to the 2nd annual OutLoud Music Festival presented by Good Neighbor Festivals. We have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to our wonderful readers! Contest will run through September 3rd at 5pm CST. Winner will…

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Enter to Win Tickets to See CAM Live at the Ryman! Courtesy of Focus Middle Tennessee

August 15, 2018 - Entertainment, Events, Giveaway, LGBT Ally, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Ryman

Here is your chance to enter to win tickets to see GRAMMY-nominated artist and songwriter of the platinum-selling, #1 single, “Burning House,” CAM live at the Ryman for her Road to Happiness tour with special guest Lucie Silvas. We have 1 pair to give away to…

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VUMC Gender Clinic to open Aug 24; TransBuddy Program Offers Support for Trans Patients

August 10, 2018 - Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, News, Tennessee, Trans Focus, Transgender

story by Kelly Harrison | base image courtesy of Wikipedia, edits by Leah Wright   Editor note: The VUMC Gender Clinic will open on August 24 and is now scheduling appointments for that afternoon. Email lgbti.health@vanderbilt.edu or call 615-936-3879 (Del Ray Zimmerman) for more information….

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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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HRC Responds to SCOTUS Ruling on Muslim Ban

June 26, 2018 - Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community, News, Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling that the Trump-Pence Administration’s Muslim Ban is constitutional. “Make no mistake: this is an unnecessary and…

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On 3rd Anniversary of Nationwide Marriage Equality, HRC Highlights Urgent Need for the Equality Act

June 26, 2018 - Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community, News, Press Release

In 30 states, LGBTQ people are still at risk of being fired, denied housing, or turned away from a business simply because of who they are HRC will lead a digital day of action highlighting the incredibly important need to pass the Equality Act and…

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Donor Appreciation Celebration Hosted by Nashville CARES

June 17, 2018 - Events, LGBT Community, Nashville, Nashville Cares, News, Press Release, Recap, Tennessee, Uncategorized

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On the evening of Thursday, June 14, 2018 Nashville CARES invited their top donors to join them at Red Arrow Gallery for cocktails and light hor d’oeuvres for a celebration and special honors. Among the celebrated were members of the Steve Smith Society…

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HRC Foundation Announces Groundbreaking LGBTQ-Inclusive Resources for Child Welfare Agencies

June 7, 2018 - Human Rights Campaign, LGBT Community, Press Release

Washington — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation unveiled groundbreaking new resources to guide child welfare agencies across the nation in better serving the more than 430,000 children and young people in foster care. The resources from HRC’s All Children – All Families (ACAF) program — including…

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NGLCC Decries SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

June 4, 2018 - LGBT Community, NGLCC, Press Release

Will Continue Asserting American Businesses Must Not Use Religion Against the LGBT Community June 4, 2018 Washington, DC — The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Supreme Court of the…

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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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