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Original Memphis

April 7, 2016 - articles

STAX Museum by Tim Sampson photos courtesy of Stax Museum of American Soul Music   It may not be possible to make a comprehensive list of things about which Memphians can feel pride. Some are better known than others – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Elvis,…

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Committee Advances Bill Restricting Transgender Students’ Access to Restrooms

April 7, 2016 - articles

Today the House Education Administration & Planning Committee voted to advance HB 2414, which would prohibit transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The following can be attributed to Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the ACLU of…

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More Reasons to be Outside in Memphis

April 5, 2016 - articles

by Robin Beaudoin photo by Robin Beaudoin From the Mississippi River to Germantown, Vollintine to Orange Mound, Memphians have successfully lobbied for improvement and expansion to their outdoor experience. Walkers, runners, bikers, and skaters are enjoying more dedicated green space, concrete, and pathways than ever before, and…

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New Tennessee Stories Project Fights Abortion Stigma

April 5, 2016 - articles

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee and have joined together with community partners to launch the Tennessee Stories Project (TSP). TSP is an effort to reduce abortion stigma. TSP’s new website,www.tnstories.org creates a space to share personal experiences…

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At the Dog-A-Roo Festival, Dogs Rule, Cats Drool

March 31, 2016 - articles

photos courtesy of Shelby Farms Conservancy   A Chihuahua dressed in a princess outfit, complete with cone-shaped pink hat with flowing ribbon. A big burly pit bull mix – rocking a dress? Sounds a bit like a drag show, but it’s actually the Shelby Farms Conservancy’s Dog-A-Roo…

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Jonathan Cole – It’s Not Over Yet

March 29, 2016 - articles

by Kevin Shaw photo courtesy of Jonathan Cole The LGBT community in Memphis is so fortunate to have someone continuing to fight, not only for our equality rights in Tennessee, but also in America. Most people want the rights without always putting in the time and energy…

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The Country House Comes to The Circuit Playhouse April 22

March 29, 2016 - articles

In what The New York Times calls “a valentine to the artists of the stage,” a group of famous and would-be-famous creative artists have come to their summer home during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The weekend takes an unexpected turn, and everyone is forced to come to…

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Latino Memphis

March 24, 2016 - articles

Ofrece servicios sociales, de educación, servicios legales a la comunidad LGBT, y fiesta para todos! SERVICES Latino Memphis offers services to all Latinos in Memphis regardless of their orientation. Latino Memphis encourages LGBT Latinos in the Greater Memphis area to take advantage of the services offered. Latino…

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MCA Names Indie Filmmaker Ira Sachs as 2016 Commencement Speaker

March 24, 2016 - articles

Memphis College of Art announces indie filmmaker Ira Sachs as the 2016 Commencement Speaker. Sachs will deliver the Commencement Address during the college’s Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. on the south lawn of Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. Sachs…

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Committee Votes Down Bill Restricting Trans Students’ Access to Restrooms

March 22, 2016 - articles

NASHVILLE – Today the House Education Administration & Planning Committee voted to send HB 2414, which would prohibit transgender students from accessing restrooms and other sex-segregated facilities that correspond with their gender identity, to summer study. The Tennessee General Assembly Fiscal Review Committee issued a fiscal…

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