Get Ready to Celebrate Pride All Month Long!

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June Pride Month

Happy Pride! June is here and we are ready to celebrate with all of you. We did not get to celebrate in person last year so we know you are ready to break out the rainbows and show your pride this year. There are LOTS of opportunities with the LGBT Chamber and our members, and even more events going on in the community.

 

The Nashville PRIDE festival and parade will be taking place in September this year at Bicentennial Mall. We can’t wait to celebrate again with you there. Until then enjoy the many Pride offerings taking place in June. You can find all LGBT Chamber events below and on our website, and all other member and community events here. If you have a community-wide event you would like listed, please let us know. 

Batch Pride Box
All Month Long
Gift
Our longtime member Batch Nashville is bringing back the hugely successful Pride Box gift that they started last Pride month. This year, the Chamber is partnering with Batch to offer an exclusive line of gifts that celebrate Pride, chamber members, and the city of Nashville. Both gift sets feature products made by chamber members and a portion of the profits benefit the work being done by the Chamber. Gift sets are available in any quantity and are a great way for you or your company to show its "pride" in Nashville. 

 

Network Connect June: AM Brewing Up Business 
Thursday, June 3, 9 am - 10 am
Virtual
Start Pride Month with new connections! Join us on Airmeet for our monthly morning networking event to connect with Chamber and community members. This event is free and open to everyone!

 

2021 Pride in Business Awards
Friday, June 4, 11 am - 1 pm
Hybrid
Support the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation at our annual Pride in Business Awards, which includes a Who’s Who of Corporate leaders, small business owners, civic leaders, and professionals. While reimagined for a virtual world, this high-energy event will still bring a powerful audience, emotional acceptance speeches, and optimism among those committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 

You can network on the Airmeet platform or join us at member businesses for in-person networking. Then everyone will watch the live event together, the finalist will be gathered in a location and broadcast live to the internet! Join us, support us, and celebrate our members and the community! 

 

Member Connect June: Camelot Care Center & Jewish Family Services
Thursday, June 10, 11 am - 12 pm
Virtual
Join us for an in-depth highlight of two of our members who specialize in same-sex adoption services, specifically for the LGBTQ+ community. We will highlight our members Camelot Care Services and Jewish Family Services

 

Pride Wine Dinner with Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association, featuring food from The Mockingbird
Thursday, June 10, 6:30 pm - 8 pm
Virtual
Join us for a virtual wine tasting dinner that will celebrate pride and the work of the Chamber. The TN Wine & Spirits Retailers Association is bringing us this event and a portion of the price benefits the LGBT Chamber! We will be tasting Italian wines from Pasqua Winery and eating delicious food paired to those wines prepared by our member and LGBT-owned business The Mockingbird. You don’t want to miss this special event. 

 

Shakti Pride Drag 'N Flow

Saturday, June 12, 9 am - 12 pm
Shakti Power Yoga

Join us at our member Shakti Power Yoga for a celebration that is full of movement, music, dancing, drag queens, Diskin Cider, and community! Join us for a 45 min all-levels yoga flow (no yoga experience is necessary), followed by a show by the Diskin Divas then hang out in the community with DJ Austin spinning the beats all morning long! We want to celebrate with YOU! Entrance into the celebration includes yoga, a drag show, Diskin Ciders, and a good time! All proceeds go to benefit The LGBT Chamber of Commerce!

 

Network Connect June: PM Brewing Up Business
Thursday, June 17, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Hybrid (Virtual & In-Person, Grand Hyatt Nashville)

We will be celebrating our signature event Brewing Up Business, going strong for 23 years, and we will be back in person at an amazing new member location, The Grand Hyatt Nashville. This is our first official in-person event since the pandemic took us virtual 15 months ago. Join us at the Grand Hyatt's beautiful pool deck for drinks, food, and connections! 

 

All Out For Pride Class with Orangetheory

Saturday, June 19, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Orangetheory- Melrose, Midtown, and Green Hills Locations
Drop by the Melrose, Midtown, or Green Hills Orangetheory locations for All Out For Pride workout. Our newest member OTF wants you to work out and then stick around for the Pride Party after at the Melrose location only, you don’t have to work out to come to the party. This is open to everyone, Orange Theory members can go, they can bring a guest, and if you are not a member, come try the hottest workout sweeping Nashville. Food from our member Clean Eatz and drinks from Montucky Cold Snacks and Diskin Cider will be served. 

 

Classroom Connect June: The Business of Inclusion
Thursday, June 24, 11 am - 12 pm
Virtual
We are wrapping this version of the Classroom Connect education program on a high note. The Business of Inclusion will be taught by Adrianna Flax of the Culture Shift Team. We will highlight the work of the winners from our Business Awards and discuss why diversity and inclusion is the biggest program and factor affecting the business community at the moment. 

 

Thanks to HCA Healthcare/Tristar Health for sponsoring the last 9 months of this program. We could not have done it without them. 

 

ADL Speaking Out in the South: Effective Allyship and Advocacy for the Transgender Community
Thursday, June 24, 12 pm - 1 pm
Virtual
We are partnering with the Anti-Defamation League Southeast to bring you a roundtable discussion on allyship and advocacy for the transgender community. Our CEO will moderate a panel of trans advocates and activists from around the South, where they will share their personal stories, why we need activism and advocacy for the trans community, discuss action items for trans allies and ways to get involved, and answer a few questions from the audience. Other partnering organizations are Georgia Equality and Sojourn. Intersectionality will be at the heart of this conversation and we look forward to a program dedicated and focused on trans issues. 

 

Pose For Pride Fashion Show

Friday, June 25, 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Virgin Hotel Nashville
The amazingly talented Andrew Clancey of Any Old Iron will present his Pride fashion line at the Virgin Hotel. Both Any Old Iron and The Virgin are members and proceeds of the fashion show will go back to the Chamber for support of our work. This glamorous event is not to be missed. Tickets will be limited and will go fast. Attendees will receive a table, food and drink, and get to see the most amazing rainbow fashion of the year. There will also be several surprises, you won’t believe who is walking in the show! 

 

Nashville SC Pride Night
Saturday, June 26, 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Nissan Stadium
The Nashville Soccer Club wants you N for their official Pride Night game! We are taking over 3 sections in the lower bowl at Titans Stadium for Pride Night. LGBTQ artists will give the guitar rift and sing the national anthem, LGBT-owned businesses will be highlighted, and our own Lauren Bland will be the Hero of the game and highlighted. All ticket holders will receive a Match Day Poster. This event is going to be huge! Tickets are on sale now.

 

Pride in Local Music
Wednesday, June 30, 6 pm - 8 pm
Virtual, Viewing Party at Tribe Nashville
If all that was not enough, we are ending Pride month on a high note, literally. The music notes that will be hit as we celebrate Pride in Local Music for a second year with our friends in Austin will be epic. You won’t believe the lineup of artists and locations that will be featured. Join us at Tribe Nashville to watch and network in person, or watch from home. This event will close out an amazing Pride month and donations brought in during the event will benefit the Austin and Nashville LGBT Chamber. 

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