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Rev. Lindsay Butler’s Shift in Practice that Changed her Faith – and Others’ Lives – Forever

January 29, 2018 - articles

by Jamilyn Cole | photos courtesy of Lindsay Butler   (Caption, photo above: Butler with Terry, the homeless man who she took in off the side of the road on Thanksgiving Day in 2005. Butler describes her relationship with him as inspiring and the greatest gift…

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Dennis Whitehead Darling’s Life Is Blastissimo!

January 25, 2018 - articles

by Jamilyn Cole | photos by Giordana Losi   Dennis Whitehead Darling Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Current City: Memphis BFA in Musical Theatre and an MA in Theatre Arts, Texas State University Working towards an MFA in Directing at University of Memphis (May 2018) Let’s start with…

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Epiphany Community Garden: Pastor Monica Web Helps a Congregation Grow

May 22, 2017 - articles, Uncategorized

story by Jamilyn Cole | photos by Greg Campbell     Focus: I’m thrilled that we’re getting a chance to chat and to introduce you to the readers of Focus Magazine! Pastor Monica: Thank you so very much for profiling Epiphany Lutheran Church! Hello to…

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Whitney Hardy – LGBT Advocate

November 22, 2016 - articles

by Jamilyn Cole  |  photo by Joan Allison Age 29 College: University of Tennessee Major: Masters of Accountancy Hometown: Memphis Current City: Memphis Let’s start with something fun. What was your reaction when you found out you had been named as one of DapperQ’s 2016…

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Welcome to MAGY

June 27, 2016 - articles

MEMPHIS AREA GAY YOUTH by Mark Benton with Emerson Kirkpatrick and Jamilyn Cole photos by Joan Allison In Memphis, there exists a safe space for LGBTQ youth. It’s called MAGY, for short. Memphis Area Gay Youth, for long. Mark Benton, Focus Mid-South contributor, recently checked…

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