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Nashville Resources

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Arts and Publications

Lesbian Film Night | OutCentral’s monthly showing of queer/ lesbian films
Nashville in Harmony | Musical arts organization
OutCentral Book Clubs | Regularly scheduled LGBT book clubs
Out & About Nashville | LGBT newspaper
Unite Magazine | LGBT magazine

Business and Professional

Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce | Advances business interests of LGBT businesses and young professionals
Tennessee Stonewall Bar Association | Supports LGBT lawyers in Tennessee
The H. Franklin Brooks Philanthropic Fund (The Brooks Fund) | Charitable fund financially supporting LGBT initiatives

Community Groups

Brothers United | African American LGBT social and support group
Conductors | Gay social and service leather group
Connecting Nashville Lesbians | Social organization for lesbian women age 21 and up
Lambda Car Club Int’l, Cumberland Region | All-inclusive group for car lovers
Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Service organization
Nashville Black Pride | Annual event in October
Nashville CARES | Tennessee’s leading community-based AIDS service organization
Nashville Gay Parents | Resources and social opportunities for LGBT parents
Nashville GLBT Gaymers and Friends | Social opportunities for LGBT gamers
Nashville PRIDE | Annual event in June
Oasis Center | Social opportunities and support services for youth (up to age 25)
OutCentral Cultural Center | Metro-Nashville’s LGBTQIF Center
PFLAG Nashville | Resources for parents and friends of LGBT people
Queer Dance Party | Monthly dance party for LGBTQ folk
Street-Works Outreach Program | Free, confidential HIV/AIDS testing and bilingual counseling on safer sex practices
Project Uno | Initiative of Street-Works. Social and support organization for African American MSM
The Tennessee Vals | Educational, social, and support organization for transgender individuals
“We Are Not a Glum Lot” Alcoholics Anonymous | Group meets at OutCentral
Young Brothers United (YBU) | African American LGBT social and support group (ages of 13-25)

Nightlife and Dining

Blue Genes
Mad Donna’s Loft | Drag Queen Bingo Tuesdays
Play Dance Bar
Stirrup Nashville
Lipstick Lounge
Suzy Wong’s House of Yum | Drag Brunch Sundays
Queer Dance Party (QDP)

Political and Legal

Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund | National organization dedicated to electing LGBT leaders
Human Rights Campaign, Nashville | Volunteer or attend social events
Tennessee Equality Project | Statewide legal advocates for LGBT equality
Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition | Educates and advocates on behalf of transgender people

Religious and Spiritual | Maintains a list of LGBT affirming Christian churches in Nashville- selection criteria are explained here
Out & About Nashville | Provides a list of LGBT affirming churches and synagogues in the Nashville area
PFLAG | Maintains a list of LGBT affirming churches in the Nashville area list based on member-reporting
Padmasambhava Buddhist Center Nashville (Yeshe Tsogyal House) | 419 East Iris Dr, Nashville, TN 37204

Sports and Fitness

Green and Lean Banditas | Social group for lesbian women who enjoy green living and outdoor activities
Hotmess Sports | LGBT and LGBT-friendly kickball and dodgeball leagues
International Front Runners | Social group for runners and walkers
LGBT Yoga Class | Weekly classes held September to May at OutCentral
Metro Nashville Softball Association | LGBT softball association
Middle Tennessee Outsiders | All-inclusive group for people who enjoy outdoor activities
Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club | USA Rugby Division III Club for men ages 19-50
Nashville Women’s Rugby Team | Division 2 team for women | LGBT sports news source

LGBTQI Friendly Housing

See our Nashville Housing Resource Page