OutCentral announces 2014 membership drive


At this year’s Autumn Honors, the OutCentral Board—present, past and soon-to be past—gathered to celebrate and honor the “cultural achievements of GLBTQIF Nashvillians and their allies.” The celebration marked OutCentral’s fifth anniversary as Nashville’s cultural and diversity center.

The event, which drew nearly 50 community leaders from Nashville Pride, Brothers and Sisters United (BASU), Nashville CARES, Nashville Black Pride, GLSEN Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt Office of LGBTQI Life, was presented by Elan Salon..

Honorees included: Mark Hubbard, Dwayne Jenkins, Mark Lopez, MAC, Van Pond, Jr., Dr. Marisa Richmond and Brian and Laura Rossbert.

Those attending were treated to scenes from Cake or Death, the latest theatre production from the geniuses who brought Nashville Southern Baptist Sissies, Kirk-Burgess Productions. A portion of the production’s proceeds will benefit OutCentral. Cake or Death runs through November 9 at the Darkhorse Theatre.

During the event, OutCentral announced its new donation partnership with Network for Good and tiered membership levels.

“We’re jumpstarting our semi-dormant membership campaign,” said OutCentral Board Chair Joe Morris. “We have our eye towards growing our membership base to serve two purposes: to bring in a steady source of income every month and to help us get the word out about programming and bring in new ideas for programming.”

So if you’ve ever wondered how you could get involved, there is a membership level for all budgets. Levels include:

Student / Tight Budget

For $3.33 per month, or $10 quarterly, you’ll receive an OutCentral bracelet.


For $5 a month, or $15 quarterly, you’ll receive your very own OutCentral t-shirt (once designed and printed).


For $10 a month, you’ll receive your very own Gay 5K t-shirt (printed in June). Be the envy of all your friends without having to even put on jogging shoes.


For $25 a month, you’ll receive free admission to the Gay 5K in June and a ticket to their Autumn Honors event in fall. This is a $40 value (just for admission), and a chance to meet and mingle at their most popular events.


For $50 a month, you will receive all the OutCentral gifts and Gay 5K/Autumn Honors perks mentioned above.


For $100 a month, you will receive all the OutCentral gifts and Gay 5K/Autumn Honors perks mentioned above, free admission to all OutCentral programming, and free usage of the great room for event space, good for one evening a month (booked in advance).

For greater levels, visit the OutCentral Membership donation page at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/OutCentral