June 11, 2021
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Pride month is still going strong. We are 3 events into the 15 we have planned. The wine dinner Thursday was wonderful, thanks to all that made it possible. I hope you will join us Saturday morning for our Pride Yoga at Shakti. Buy your tickets for the Fashion Show and Soccer Pride Night, tickets are going fast, don’t wait.
I tweaked our Pride message on the meaning of Pride and submitted it to Main Street Nashville and it ran this week. I also gave the invocation at Rotary on Monday and tied it to the rainbow flag and the history of Pride, you can watch it here. It was an honor to do both. If you’re interested in joining Rotary, I would love to take you as my guest. We are working hard to make Rotary more inclusive and diverse.
This and every PRIDE month we celebrate, but we also have to honor, remember, and reflect on the 49 lives lost in the Orlando PULSE nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016. This is the 5th anniversary. Our thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones during that tragic day and the 53 people who were wounded in this senseless act of hatred and violence against the LGBTQ+ community. We stand strong together and we will never forget.
It was great to meet with Mayor Cooper’s new Economic and Community Development Director on Wednesday and talk about what we can do to bring more prosperity to our small businesses and keep our business investments going all across the city.
There were a few other great Pride events. Speaking to Representative Cooper’s staff today and getting my BNA Pride shirt out at the airport were a few other highlights.
Have a great weekend and I hope to see you at one of our Pride events soon.
The Nashville LGBT Chamber joins a coalition of Nashville businesses, organizations, educators, faith leaders and others who have launched an effort called Save Nashville Now, which aims to stop what they call a “dangerous” charter referendum. Read the Press Release here.
Please take part in the Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) 15th Annual LGBTQ Community Survey! For over a decade, this survey has provided free data to help non-profits, universities, and organizations better understand and serve the LGBTQ community. The report will be published for free download on approximately August 15. Previous surveys have had over 45,000 participants from 150 countries! The survey should take about 12 to 15 minutes to complete.
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WHAT WE DID
JIM COOPER PRIDE MEETING
Joe spoke about Pride Month and anti-LGBT legislation to congressman Jim Cooper's office today.
WHAT WE DID
Our member Nashville International Airport BNA have some awesome Pride shirts. You can buy them at their merch store. Joe picked up some for giveaways at our events and got to see that major construction of the terminal.
SHAKTI PRIDE DRAG 'N FLOW
Join us at Shakti Power Yoga for a celebration that is full of movement, music, dancing, drag queens, Diskin Ciders and community! Join us for a 45min all levels yoga flow ( no yoga experience is necessary) , followed by a show by the Diskin Divas then hang out in community with DJ Austin spinning the beats all morning long! Get your tickets now!
CROSS COUNTRY PRIDE EVENT
We invite you to join us for an LGBTQ+ Business Cross-Country Pride Event, a multi-chamber networking collaboration that will bring together LGBTQ+ and allied business owners, employees, and chamber stakeholders from 18 different NGLCC affiliates across the country. Register now!
Join us Thursday, June 24th at 11 am for Classroom Connect June: The Business of Inclusion. Discover how companies large and small use diversity, equity and inclusion to drive business success. Engaging employees, investing in their growth and creating a sense of belonging creates increased loyalty, improved brand position and an important competitive edge. Learn how companies support the LGBTQ+ community and impact the bottom line. Register now!
POSE FOR PRIDE FASHION SHOW
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 exclusive event has limited seating. Don't wait, grab your tickets now!
PRIDE IN LOCAL MUSIC
Join us as we close out national PRIDE MONTH with Pride in Local Music! The Austin and Nashville LGBT Chambers of Commerce are joining forces to bring you the second annual “Pride in Local Music,” a one-night-only livestream event celebrating the rainbow heartbeat of two great cities known for music. Learn more about the artists here!
PM BREWING UP BUSINESS
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! You may also choose to attend virtually via Airmeet. Register now!
ALL OUT FOR PRIDE
Drop by the Melrose Orangetheory location for All Out For Pride! Enjoy a workout and stick around for a Pride Party! This event is open to OT members and non-members and the $25 fee goes to the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation. Register now!
ADL SPEAKING OUT IN THE SOUTH
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. Register now!
NASHVILLE SC PRIDE NIGHT
Are you N? Celebrate Pride with the Nashville Soccer Club! We are taking over 3 sections at Nissan Stadium and we want YOU there!
VIG WATCH PARTY
The Nashville viewing party will be at the newly remodeled and reopened TRIBE. The concert will be shown on all screens from 6-8. A brief program talking with sponsors and performers will take place beforehand. Sponsors Titos Vodka and Montucky Cold Snack beer will be served as drink specials. This event is free and open to all! Register now!