Profiles

Read the true life stories of our LGBT+ advocates, youth, seniors, allies, and trans community in the Mid-South.

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Chellie Bowman

Q + A with Andrea Morales

Andrea Morales is a photojournalist based in Memphis and the Visuals Director at MLK50, a Black woman-led non-profit newsroom. Having always been in awe with

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Robin Beaudoin Ownby

LGBT Advocate: Eileen Hogan

by Robin Beaudoin Ownby | photo courtesy of Eileen Hogan The pandemic has been rough for the beloved bartender, and yet, she persists. In the

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Allen Brewer

Focus On: Gina Sweat

by Allen Brewer (he/his) | photos courtesy of Gina Sweat Among the brave members of the Memphis Fire Department, Fire Chief Gina Sweat stands out

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Sarah Rutledge Fischer

Maureen Holland

by Sarah Rutledge Fischer | photo by Joan Allison Holistic AttorneyIn the early 2000s, Maureen T. Holland was developing a philosophy of law. Though she

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Sarah Rushakoff

Q & A with Vanessa Rodley

by Sarah Rushakoff With a dogged determination to keep the beloved festival alive amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rodley led a team of volunteers at Mid-South

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Sarah Rushakoff

LGBT Ally: Allan Creasy

by Sarah Rushakoff | photos courtesy of Allan Creasy If you’ve lived in Memphis for a while, chances are you’ve had a conversation with Allan

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Robin Beaudoin Ownby

Oothoon’s: Retail Magic

story by Robin Beaudoin Ownby | photos by Beverly Love “I never would have thought back then, this is what I’d end up doing. It’s

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Sarah Rushakoff

Q & A with Lucas Crow

by Sarah Rushakoff Age: 20Hometown: Memphis Current City: St Andrew’s, ScotlandSchool: University of St Andrew’s When did you realize you were trans?These realizations came in

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