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Hunter Johnston – Storied activist now fights for senior LGBT wellness

November 25, 2016 - articles

by Vincent Astor  |  photos from the private collections of Vincent Astor and Hunter Johnston unless noted otherwise Back in the deeps of time (1977) a singer named Anita Bryant flaunted her strong anti-gay Christian beliefs, and successfully fought to repeal an anti-discrimination act in…

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Memphis College of Art Announces Purple Microdot, Yellow Sunshine Exhibition

November 23, 2016 - articles

Photo: Thomas Everett Green, “Tangerine Dream,” encaustic, aniline dye, shellac; 18” round, 2016   Memphis College of Art Announces Purple Microdot, Yellow Sunshine Exhibition Internationally recognized MCA alumnus and instructor exhibits scientific, psychedelic paintings. MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 22, 2016) — Memphis College of Art (MCA)…

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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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Dekkoo’s Original Series “FERAL” Gets Green Light for Season 2

November 18, 2016 - articles

Above: Seth Daniel (Daniel) in “Feral” | photo by Breezy Lucia (New York, NY) November 18, 2016–Streaming service Dekkoo‘s original gay drama “Feral” (described as like HBO’s “Looking” or “Girls,” but set in Memphis, TN) is a hit with the media, as well as viewers. Press…

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A Christmas Story – the Musical

November 17, 2016 - articles

Collierville Arts Council Announces Upcoming Production of A Christmas Story, The Musical <Collierville>, <TN/USA>, <11/09/2016> – Collierville Arts Council is proud to present A Christmas Story, The Musical. This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that…

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Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour

November 17, 2016 - articles

(MEMPHIS, TN) Moya Doherty is proud to announce that Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, back by popular demand, will play a strictly limited engagement at the Orpheum Theatre from Friday, March 24, 2017 – Sunday, March 26, 2017. Tickets for the international Irish…

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Carol Livingston

November 17, 2016 - articles

story and photos by Stephanie Reyes, OUTMemphis There’s still a lot I have to learn but I’m very proud of the experiences that I have had and the people I have met through the center. On any given Saturday Carol Livingston can be found at…

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An Update on the OUTMemphis Homeless Youth Project

November 14, 2016 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer When Stephanie Reyes began working at OUTMemphis (formerly the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center) to address the homeless LGBT youth problem, her project didn’t require much more than a description. But as it grew and began to take shape, she…

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A Place At The Table – Friends for Life fundraiser

November 11, 2016 - articles

story and photos by Phillis Lewis Pictured Above: (L to R) Blake Meador of Friends for Life with Ricky Lauderdale, Luke VanHoose, and Joel Mosby, hosts of a cocktail hour at Newby’s on Highland that benefited Friends for Life. The three friends funded the cocktail…

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Dear Allie – SCHOOL DRESS CODES, FASHION, SELF expression

November 7, 2016 - articles

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer Dear Allie, My wife and I need your help. We are moving to a new city and looking at schools for our twelve-year-old son. We’ve been pleased to find some academically challenging options, but they all have traditional, gender-oriented dress codes….

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