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It’s Christmas Time in the City: Knoxville edition

HOLIDAY FEATURE

Christmas Time in the CIty Knoxville Feature

Even if you don’t live near or in a big city, you have a city near you that is decked out for the holidays. I encourage everyone to visit “the city” during the Christmas Holidays. It is a great opportunity to support your local businesses and charities.

This week my husband and I dressed up a little bit (well at least I did) and went into the city to see “It’s a wonderful life” on the big screen in an old historical theater, the Tennessee Theatre, located in nearby Knoxville, Tennessee.

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TN judge upholds gay marriage ban

[Editor’s note:  The first part of the article below reports the news of a judges decision to uphold the ban on gay marriage in Tennessee.  The second part of this article is the author’s opinion. The latter is distinctly marked as such.]

Tennessee gay marriage ban supported by Roane County Judge

A Tennessee judge has ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage and that the constitution of the United States does not protect a same-sex couple’s right to get married.

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Video: Tennessee Queer Movie Trailer

Tennessee Queer Movie Trailer

Here’s a sneak peak of a new LGBT flick you won’t want to miss!  Tennessee Queer is the story of an openly gay man living in New York City who grew up in a small town in Tennessee and his journey to make a difference for LGBT youth.  It’s got religion, politics and (of course) gay pride.

You can watch the Tennessee Queer movie trailer here:

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Lawsuit challenges Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

Lawsuit challenges gay marriage ban in Ohio If a group of civil rights attorneys have their way, Ohio could be the next to allow same-sex marriage.  The lawsuit filed by the group claims that Ohio’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, and they cited arguments that have led judges to strike down same sex marriage bans in five other states. According to the Associated Press, Get more…

Gay opera singer Jonathan Allen wows the judges on ‘America’s Got Talent’ [video]

America's Got Talent Welcomes Jonathan Aleen with open arms

“America’s Got Talent” is back on NBC, and on Tuesday night’s episode we were introduced to a 20-year-old opera singer from Tennessee named Jonathan Allen.  In case you missed it; judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Madel all voted to advance to Jonathan to the next round in Las Vegas, however it’s his story that made Madel welcome Allen to a new family.

Watch his performance and hear his brave story here:

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