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Living Focus – Coming Out At Work

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Virginia Leonard As a collective, as a singular, we carry great power. Our inadequacy is in not knowing how to use that power to affect change. That knowledge is coming. In fact, LGBT history is being made right now. The Supreme Court of the…

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Nightlife Focus – Karaoke

September 9, 2015 - articles

by Andrew Woods | Photos by Joey Miller You walk into a bar that’s blasting out karaoke. Thudding bass. Screaming crowd. Suddenly you question exactly how you wanted this night to go. You’re lucky. You’ve walked into a bar where Jacob Rickert runs the machine. You…

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Regal Lady: Loretta Hamilton

September 4, 2015 - articles

by Micah Winter  |  photos by Stephanie Norwood   Standing in Loretta Hamilton’s company, you are aware of a different type of presence. You see her affinity for beauty and its pursuit. If she were asked, she would tell you that this newly found persona…

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Sept + Oct 2015 Issue

September 3, 2015 - articles
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Will Batts: an lgbt advocate

September 3, 2015 - articles

by Mark Benton | photos by Stephanie Norwood He’s extremely well respected – and in the position to create good communication and leadership among the LGBTcommunity and the Mid-South. As a foster parent, he shares responsibilities with his spouse of 17 years, Curtis Petty. Those responsibilities…

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Disco Donnie Presents: Ruby Rose at The New Daisy

August 20, 2015 - articles

Ruby Rose Langenheim, better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and former MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high profile modelling gigs, notably as the face…

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Mid-South Pride Festival & Parade 2015

August 13, 2015 - articles

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 | MEMPHIS, TN Festival 10am – 5pm | Parade at 5pm The annual Mid-South Pride Festival is the single largest gathering for the LGBT community and its allies in the Mid-South. It attracts more than 8,000 attendees and includes entertainment featuring…

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2015 Outflix Film Festival

August 13, 2015 - articles

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2015 | MEMPHIS, TN Outflix Film Festival is a program of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center. MGLCC empowers, connects, educates and advocates for the LGBT community of the Mid-South. SCHEDULE    |    FILMS    |    VOLUNTEER     |  …

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The Cooper Young Festival 2015

August 13, 2015 - articles

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 | 9 AM – 7 PM The Cooper Young Festival, hosted by the Cooper Young Business Association (CYBA), is Memphis’ most anticipated outdoor celebration. Held in Memphis’ largest historic district, the Cooper-Young Festival is scheduled for September 19th. In its 28th…

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Cooper Young Festival 4 Miler

August 13, 2015 - articles

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 |  7 PM Join 2,000 of your best friends for a run through our historic neighborhood! The Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler, will begin at the Trestle Art at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 18. The race is a fundraiser for the…

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