Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee
Lauren Means

Keep Your COOL This Summer

The heat of the summer is finally here. While the temperatures quickly rise, we found a few ways to keep you from overheating. As always, adhere to any safety and social distancing guidelines set forth so that everyone can have an enjoyable experience.

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Joan Allison

Quarantine Life

COVID-19 has affected pretty much every aspect of our daily lives. While we’re getting “back to normal” there’s still a need to remain cautiously aware.

Photographer David Duplessis with Tennesseephotographs.com took to the streets back at the beginning of quarantine to give us a glimpse of life during the pandemic.

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GK Gurley

Getting to Know IONA

Murfreesboro is hosting its fourth annual Boro Pride event on September 7. George Manus, better known as the drag queen IONA, has been their emcee each year. She has been a resident of Tennessee and a strong advocate for the LGBTQ+ community from the get-go.

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Focus Mid-South

Joseph Interrante: Legendary LGBT+ Leader Retires

This year marks the end of an era for Nashville CARES, Middle Tennessee’s most iconic nonprofit serving people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA). CEO Joseph Interrante is retiring after 25 years as the head of the organization and passing the baton to Amna Osman, who was chosen this past March as the new Chief Executive Officer.

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Greg Cason Landry Boyle
Laura Valentine

A Couple’s Love

“It’s one thing to be tolerated, but another to be celebrated,” shares Greg Cason, as he and husband Landry Boyle share the challenges they face as an outspoken, black, gay couple in Middle Tennessee.

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