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A Check for Pulse – Cover Story

August 25, 2016 - articles

LGBT bar owner Tami Montgomery finds meaningful response to Orlando nightclub murders by Mark Benton photos by Mallory Lane Photography   Wow! Tami, it seems everyone is talking about the tremendous outpour of love that resulted from Dru’s fundraiser for employees of PULSE NIGHTCLUB after…

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Orpheum Theatre Group Announces 2016-2017 Family Series

August 22, 2016 - articles

Tickets On Sale Now The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the lineup for the 2016-2017 Family Series. This season features exciting adaptations of beloved literary classics and performances that will both challenge and enlighten the entire family. The series runs October through February,…

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Giles County Schools To Stop Censoring Pro-LGBT Speech

August 22, 2016 - articles

ACLU-TN Settles Free Speech Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Student NASHVILLE — In a victory for free speech, the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee announced a settlement in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Richland High School graduate Rebecca Young, who was censored…

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Original Memphis – Martin Luther King, Jr.

August 22, 2016 - articles

by Tim Sampson photos from the public domain pullquote: Something is happening in our world. The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson,…

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Pet Focus – Summer Heat

August 19, 2016 - articles

HAPPY SUMMER PETS Hot Weather Safety Tips Copyright © 2015. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/hot-weather-safety-tips We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To…

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Outflix Film Festival – Must-Tell Stories

August 15, 2016 - articles

by Kevin Shaw Everyone has a story. Memphis is a perfect city to share these LGBT stories and to enlighten/educate the greater Memphis community because our audience extends in so many different directions. Every fall, Memphis offers one of the most unique festivals in the…

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Dragnificent Part 3: What is it about drag?

August 11, 2016 - articles

Why has drag been a staple of entertainment for our community for so long? It’s not necessarily about being transgender. Nor is it about a demeaning parody of women. Part of it is a boy wanting to look like a girl for a while and…

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Dragnificent Part 2: George’s-Fun on a mission

August 9, 2016 - articles

by Vincent Astor Tracy Love found a box with photos of shows and people from the George’s era and put up a page on Facebook called “Remember George’s Disco?” Photos and memories began to flood onto the page and someone suggested a reunion. A committee…

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DRAGNIFICENT! – Part 1

August 5, 2016 - articles

Friends of George’s—the new face of drag shows by Vincent Astor Photos courtesy of Friends of George’s and Kevin Reed Photography. Identifying and historical information provided by Vincent Astor. What was George’s anyway? In 1969 George Wilson took over management of a little beer bar…

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MGLCC’s “Best of Trans” – Health/Mental Health Resources in Memphis

August 1, 2016 - articles

    Medical Care, Mental and Emotional Health Katherine Brown 815 Mt Moriah Road Memphis, TN 38117 901-685-5491 Cassiusandasso@aol.com Dr. Christine Malone, PhD 671 N Ericson Road, Ste. 104 Cordova, TN 38018 Office: 901-619-7173 Fax 662893-1102 Jennifer Valli, MSW 1384 Cordova Cove Ste. 1 Germantown,…

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