Read the true life stories of our LGBT+ advocates, youth, seniors, allies, and trans community in Middle Tennessee.
Half Hill Farm was the first certified organic grower of industrial hemp in Tennessee. They joined the state’s first pilot program intending to make high-quality Cannabidiol (CBD), but the state was more focused at the time on seed and fiber uses and would not allow them to grow varieties they wanted.
Veronika Electronika was born Steven Raimo in the early ’80s (a lady never reveals her true age) in Staten Island, New York to a family of working-class parents. Living only about 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, the family loved fishing on the beach and on their boat.
Aside from being icons in their respective genres, the pair is also vocal about their support of the LGBT+ community. This past June, Vince Gill participated in Ty Herndon’s Concert for Love & Acceptance and drew a standing ovation from the crowd.
Much of what is in the media does not represent our experience of being queer in the South. Now, there’s a new award-winning short film made by various Southern and queer people, about Southern queer people, called “Queer and Southern God”.
A female volunteer stands no taller than the huge pot of beans perched atop a commercial stove, but she stirs with conviction and delight. And she’s not alone in this bright kitchen, humming and swirling like bees on a hive, turning nectar into honey.