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Nashville Resources


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Focus Magazine | LGBT magazine
Out & About Nashville | LGBT newspaper

Business and Professional

Nashville LGBT Chamber of CommerceAdvances interests of LGBT businesses and young professionals
Tennessee Stonewall Bar AssociationSupports LGBT lawyers in Tennessee
The H. Franklin Brooks Philanthropic Fund (The Brooks Fund)Charitable fund financially supporting LGBT initiatives

Community Groups

Brothers United | HIV prevention, education, & outreach to gay/bi African American men age 26+
Conductors | Gay social and service leather group
GLSEN Middle Tennessee | Support the rights of students to attend school in an affirming environment
Lambda Car Club Intl, Cumberland Region | All-inclusive group for car lovers
Launch Pad | Volunteer-led pop-up homeless shelter for youth 18-24
Music City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence | Service organization
Mr. Friendly | Improves the quality of life for those living with HIV in friendly ways
Nashville Black Pride | Annual event in October
Nashville Gay Parents | Resources and social opportunities for LGBT parents
Nashville GLBT Gaymers and Friends | Social opportunities for LGBT gamers
Nashville in Harmony | Musical arts organization
Nashville PRIDE | Annual event in June
Oasis Center | Social opportunities and support services for youth (up to age 25)
PFLAG Nashville | Resources for parents and friends of LGBT people
The Tennessee Vals | Educational, social, and support organization for transgender individuals
LGBT Friendly Alcoholics Anonymous | Group meets at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church
Young Brothers United (YBU) | HIV prevention, education, & outreach to gay/bi African American men under 25

Nightlife and Dining

Diskin Divas Drag Brunch | Monthly Drag Brunch
Glitz Presents | Pop-Up Queer Events
Lipstick Lounge
Pecker’s Bar & Grill
Play Dance Bar | 18+
Queer Dance Party (QDP)
Suzy Wong’s House of Yum | Drag Brunch Sundays

Political and Legal

LGBTQ 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 | List of LGBT-affirming Christian churches in Nashville; criteria explained here
PFLAG | 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

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, dodgeball, and volleyball leagues
International Front Runners | Social group for runners and walkers
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


Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTQ Health |  Working to promote national leadership in providing excellent patient care, education, research, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Trans Buddy Program   |  The Trans Buddy Program’s goal is to increase access to care and improve healthcare outcomes for transgender people by providing emotional support to transgender patients during healthcare visits.

My House  | Health & Wellness Community Center for Same-Gender-Loving Men of Color
and Gay/Bisexual Men.

Street-Works Outreach Program | Free, confidential HIV/AIDS testing and bilingual counseling on safer sex practices.

Nashville CARES | Tennessee’s leading community-based AIDS service organization

LGBTQI Friendly Housing

See our Nashville Housing Resource Page