LGBT Ally: Robin Beaudoin

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photo by Greg Campbell  If you are a loyal reader of Focus Mid-South Magazine, you already know her name. Robin Beaudoin has been a contributing writer for Focus since day one, penning articles about some of the Memphis LGBT+ community’s...

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LGBT Ally: Melisa Valdez

At a time when threats to liberty and justice abound, having an ally and supporter like Melisa Valdez is invaluable. A 14-year resident of Memphis, Valdez appreciates the convenience of what the city has to offer, as well as the fact that she can get anywhere in town...

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Congressman Cohen Announces $6.67 Million HIV Grant

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded to Shelby County a grant of $6,671,979 from its Ryan White HIV Emergency Relief Program. Congressman Cohen made the following statement:...

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Go for the Gusto in JAN + FEB

by Robin Beaudoin JANUARY 26MEMPHIS WOMEN’S MARCH 2019CLAYBORN TEMPLE 10AM294 HERNANDO STREET, MEMPHISThe Memphis Women’s March movement stands for equality for all, regardless of gender, race, creed, sexuality, or faith. Entertainment and volunteer opportunities at...

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Art & Culture

The Memphis Monologues

(Above photo: The 2017 Memphis Monologues cast, Front row, L-R: Laura Goodman-Bryan, Raquel Baker, Meg Green, Back row: Carolyn Scott Head, Faith Evans Ruch, Emily Yellin, Brittney Bullock, Kayla Gore.) Thursday, February 28 7 – 9:30 PM Location: TBD The Memphis...

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Afro-Latino Night

(Memphis, TN) January 10, 2019: “Cazateatro Bilingual Theater Group” We are very excited to announce our first Afro-Latino Night Concert perform, Audiences will experience the Afro-Latino culture and music of Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico....

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Travel: Palm Springs

by Joan Allison | photo courtesy of Barberstock I recently got an opportunity to travel to Palm Springs for the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association conference. Aside from the excellent information I got there, it was a chance to be a tourist in Palm...

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Original Memphis: Enchanted Forest

story by Vincent Astor (above photo an elf from the 1980s, courtesy of the Pink Palace Museum) Goldsmith’s downtown was a wonderful store with numerous departments on several floors. It was also in many ways a labyrinth, the original building having taken over several...

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Original Memphis: Orpheum Theatre

story by Kevin Shaw | photo above by Justin Fox Burks There is so much about Memphis to love. In fact, if you’re not careful, you can almost forget some of its countless blessings. Whether it be the NBA team or the FedEx Forum or the newly constructed Crosstown, the...

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