The Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (MCS) hosted their fifth H8s a DRAG fundraiser on Sunday, April 17. This year Nashville was in for a COMPLETELY different experience. Yes, there was still plenty of clown-white drag courtesy of the Sisters, but the event moved off Church Street to Ibiza Night Club and was hosted by perhaps the most famous queen to yet grace the Nashville Sisters’ stage—Miss Coco Peru.
H8’s a DRAG is a drag extravaganza raising money to allow the MCS to support of organizations such as GLSEN Middle Tennessee, Bully-Free Tennessee, and the Oasis Center/Just Us. Sister Wendy Yugitov, MCS Abbess, explained last year, “we are all meant to be loved equally.” H8’s a DRAG is just one way the MCS have been spreading and reinforcing that message over the last few years.
On October 10, 2012, ABC premiered its new show, Nashville, to critical and popular acclaim. Created by Academy Award winner Connie Khouri, Nashville brought our beloved city and its music industry in front of Americans in a way not unlike the showDallas did for that city beginning in the late 1970s.
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When Food Network Star returned for its eleventh season on June 7, 2015, Nashville viewers probably recognized some familiar faces, other than Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay, of course. Most notably, one of the shows contestants is none other than Chef Arnold Myint of Suzy Wong’s, PM, and BLVD Bistro.
Few actresses can boast a career like Shirley MacLaine’s.
Her 1955 film debut in the comedy-mystery The Trouble with Harry, directed by the legendary Alfred Hitchcock, won her a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year, and in sixty years in the business she never really slowed down. On July 30, 2015, Nashvillians will have the opportunity to come out to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, learn more about this great actress’s career, and ask her about … well, anything. And trust me, there is a lot!
The cause of marriage equality is a white bread issue: It was thus perfect to bring people to our cause in the millions. So many people in the LGBT community seek that right, but perhaps even more importantly so many of our friends, families, and coworkers have seen our relationships grow and flourish, but hampered by the lack of equal protections. Marriage equality is an issue even the liberal religious could get behind to help normalize LGBT relationships.