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9 to 5: When Men Are The Boobs

August 14, 2017 - articles

by Kevin Shaw    Recently, I’ve been marginalizing the readers out there who have never seen the iconic movies that have been turned into the Broadway musicals that Memphis has been producing as of late (Beauty and the Beast; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and…

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Outflix 2017 Schedule is OUT Now!

August 14, 2017 - articles

Outflix 2017 Schedule is OUT! Outflix’s 20th anniversary is almost here and the festival schedule is out now! Check out trailers, buy tickets and passes, and mark your calendar for the preview party! Read more about the Outflix 2017 schedule here. Check out the 2017 films…

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Chasing Capri: Atlanta Filmmaker’s Documentary Highlights LGBTQ Experiences in the South

August 14, 2017 - articles

photos & story courtesy of chasingcapri.com   Filmmaker Caleb Holland has released his documentary film Chasing Capri. The film captures the coming of age story of teen trans activist Capri Culpepper, best known for her 2015 triumph over the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles….

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ExGay ‘Therapy’ Client Thrives, Identity Intact

August 11, 2017 - articles

by Garrard Conley     Garrard Conley, the young man in the ExGay program lead by John Smid (see previous article), has written about the pain of his experience in his book, Boy Erased. Deadline.com reports that multiple distributors are bidding for Boy Erased (screenplay…

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ExGay ‘Therapy’ Program Leader Regrets Actions

August 9, 2017 - articles

blog entry reprinted with permission from author John Smid first published May 23, 2017 | gracerivers.com   Serendipity: Unexpected surprise in finding one’s own Truth   Thirteen years ago a young 19-year-old man came into a program I was leading called “Love In Action.” He…

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Not Married? Your Last Wishes–And Life Partner–Can Be Ignored By Your Kin

August 7, 2017 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fisher    Even the best made funeral plans are vulnerable. When it comes to unmarried couples, straight or LGBT, what happens to one’s remains after death is generally determined not by long-term partners, but by the next-of-kin. Though the wishes of the…

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Emily Fulmer Works for an Indivisible Memphis

August 4, 2017 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photos courtesy of Emily Fulmer    …A PSA from a woman who was jogging in Overton Park and was saluted with a sieg heil by a 30-something white male… …Photos from a protest opposing the repeal of the ACA outside…

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Latino Memphis DACA Students Travel to Nashville for Rally Outside GOP Dinner

August 3, 2017 - articles

Immigrant Youth Rally Outside GOP Dinner to Fight for Their Future Calls for Tennessee Members of Congress to #DefendDACA and Protect 8,300+ Tennessean DACA Recipients   NASHVILLE – Tomorrow (August 3rd), immigrant youth will be rallying in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the Dream Act of…

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Opera Memphis Welcomes New Music Director to the Bluff City, his Home-Away-From-Home

August 2, 2017 - articles

Memphis, Tenn. August 1, 2017 – Opera Memphis welcomes conductor and pianist Michael Sakir as its new Music Director, allowing him to move fulltime to a city he considers his home-away-from-home, Memphis. Sakir is a California native whose musical training took him to the Oberlin Conservatory and The…

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Unique Eyewear Salon FocalPoint Now Open at Crosstown Concourse

July 31, 2017 - articles

story & photos by Chellie Bowman   FocalPoint’s Grand Opening was Thursday night at Crosstown Concourse. Dozens of people packed into the unique eyewear salon to check out Memphis’ first optical boutique! The party was decadently catered, with delicious food from Cafe Society and Blink,…

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