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AIDS Memorial Quilt to Return to Nashville

October 17, 2017 - articles

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT TO RETURN TO NASHVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 YEARS   NASHVILLE, Sept. 28, 2017 — For the first time in 15 years, a panel from the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in the city of Nashville. The quilt, which…

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A Record-Breaking Memphis Pride Fest!

October 4, 2017 - articles

(photo above by Renier Otto)    Up from 9,000 last year, over 15,000 people attended Memphis Pride Fest on Saturday! Downtown was overflowing with folks out celebrating equality, advocating for the LGBT community, and wearing anything rainbow-themed. Robert R Church Park was filled with vendors…

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GetPrEPTN.com is officially up and running!

October 3, 2017 - articles

STATEWIDE HIV-PREVENTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN SHELBY COUNTY Get PrEP TN To Inform Tennesseans About Innovative Medical Advances and Reduce Health Disparities in the South MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2017) – Get PrEP TN, a campaign to raise awareness of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), an HIV-prevention drug,…

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OUTMemphis Hits Campaign Milestone – Raises Funds Needed to Build LGBTQ Youth Emergency Shelter

October 2, 2017 - articles

Plough Foundation Responds to LGBTQ Youth Housing Need with $125,000 Grant Memphis, TN, October 2, 2017: OUTMemphis is pleased to announce it has successfully secured the funds needed to construct the Youth Emergency Shelter, the cornerstone of its Metamorphosis Project. The construction goal was met…

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OUTMemphis Announces Grant for Metamorphosis Project

September 28, 2017 - articles

OUTMemphis Responds to LGBTQ Youth Homeless with Emergency Shelter Project Assisi Foundation to Match Up to $125,000 for the Metamorphosis Project Youth Services Center Memphis, TN, September 28, 2017: OUTMemphis is proud to announce a partnership with The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc. to build an emergency…

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Latino Memphis statement on Trump terminating DACA

September 5, 2017 - articles

Latino Memphis statement on Trump terminating DACA DACA’s elimination has injected fear and uncertainty into the lives of 800,000 young people   During a misleading and factless press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions informed America that the Trump Administration is ending DACA. This decision does…

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Immigrant Youth & Allies Will March Together To Support Relief From Deportation

August 18, 2017 - articles

WHAT: On Saturday, August 19th, immigrant youth and allies will dress in white t-shirts and march from The Civil Rights Museum to Handy Park on Beale Street in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which is being threatened to be taken away from…

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#takeemdown901 Action: Letter for Immediate Removal of Confederate Statues

August 17, 2017 - articles

On August 16th, 2017 #takeemdown901 and supporters delivered demands around the immediate removal of confederate statues in Memphis to Mayor Jim Strickland. The demands were delivered and then shared with supporters in a public rally at City Hall. See the letter to the Mayor below. POC:…

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Outbid 2017: An Evening of Pure Imagination + Serious Fundraising

June 16, 2017 - articles

Story & photos by Chellie Bowman   Last Saturday night dozens of members from the community arrived at the Clark Opera House for OutMemphis’ annual fundraiser “Outbid 6”, including several of us from Focus. The theme this year was a Willy Wonka inspired design with…

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Honoring Them with Action, Pulse Vigil One Year Later

June 12, 2017 - articles

OutMemphis is planning a community vigil to honor the 49 lives taken from us last year in Orlando. The flag at the center was lowered to half-staff today and will be raised at the vigil. The vigil is set for next Monday, June 19th, at 8pm…

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