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Pet Focus: Rabbit Adoption!

February 16, 2018 - articles

story & photos by Chellie Bowman   Thousands of domestic rabbits are abandoned (“set free”) or surrendered in the months following the Easter Holiday every year in the U.S., as adorable bunnies purchased as holiday surprises seemingly become less adorable when the reality of their…

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The Diary of Anne Frank at The Harrell Theatre

February 15, 2018 - articles

Collierville Arts Council opens The Diary of Anne Frank on February 16, 2018   <Collierville>, <TN/USA>, <2/14/18> – Collierville Arts Council is proud to announce the opening of The Diary of Anne Frank on February 16, 2018 at The Harrell Theatre at 440 W Powell…

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Women’s Health Equity Press Conference

February 15, 2018 - articles

WOMEN’S HEALTH EQUITY BILL GAINS SUPPORT OF STATEWIDE ORGANIZATIONS, TWO PRESS CONFERENCES SCHEDULED   NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 14, 2018) – Statewide organizations and businesses are standing together in support of the Women’s Health Equity Bill (HB 2627/ SB 2185), which proactively supports Tennessee women and families…

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Valerie June’s Sweet Valentine’s Day Gift: For The Loved & Loveless

February 14, 2018 - articles

SPECIAL TWO-TRACK BUNDLE FEATURES THE UNRELEASED TRACK“LOVE TOLD A LIE” AND ALBUM FAVORITE “TWO HEARTS”   February 14th, 2018 – Acclaimed, genre-defying singer-songwriter, Valerie June offers a double dose of tender reflection on For The Loved & Loveless, a special, two-track digital bundle available everywhere on Valentine’s Day. The bundle features the never-before-released song “Love…

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Not Just Another Dear John Letter

February 11, 2018 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer   These are not the coming out stories of adolescence and youth, full of parental disapproval and schoolyard bullying. These are stories of grown women confronting their sexuality in the midst of careers, heterosexual marriages, and families. In 2010, a book…

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Congressman Cohen Co-Sponsors PARADE Act

February 9, 2018 - articles

  Bill would Prohibit Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures (P.A.R.A.D.E) WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today co-sponsored the PARADE Act, whose acronym spells out “Prohibit Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures,” an example of which would be President Trump’s wasteful proposal to…

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What Does The A Stand For?

February 8, 2018 - articles

by Remy Chartier, age 18  |  Originally Published as “Asexuality: It’s Normal and So Are You” November 9, 2017. Reprinted with permission from Sex, Etc.., a teen-written sexual health magazine and website, published by Answer.   By my sophomore year of high school, I had started to…

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Memphis Teen Vision Makes Teens’ Access to Reproductive Health Services More Attainable Through New Website

February 7, 2018 - articles

Memphis, Tennessee:  Memphis Teen Vision (MemTV) will launch a new website that provides direct access to information on comprehensive reproductive and sexual health to teens. The website includes a range of unique resources including a list of local doctors who will accept teens as patients,…

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Alice & Freda: In 1892, Memphis girls’ young love ends tragically, creates national headlines

February 4, 2018 - articles

by Vincent Astor It was one of the saddest days in the history of Grace Episcopal Church. A very young parishioner, 17-year old Frederica Ward, was being laid to rest. She had sung in the choir and had a “decided turn for amateur theatricals.” Her…

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Brian Douglas, Uniquely Qualified to Serve the LGBT Community as an ADPA Financial Advisor

February 2, 2018 - articles

story by Melinda Lejman | photo provided by Morris Marketing Group    Thinking about finances can be a stressful experience. Money is inherently an emotional issue and for that reason, many people avoid dealing with financial decision-making. Unfortunately, not having all the bases covered could…

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