September 2005


Rachel Stanton is president of Diversity Builder, “Make the Connection” at Rachel can be reached at [email protected]. Drop her a note with any of your business news for the NAPP business page.

Nashville ’s GLBT Life and Business Expo adds sponsors

American Home Mortgage has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the first annual Nashville GLBT Life and Business Expo, set for Nov. 19. The expo continues to receive an unprecedented response from the Nashville business community. Only 24 booths remain open for business displays. All other expo spaces have been reserved. Sponsorship opportunities are still available on a first come, first served basis. To secure a booth or sponsorship, call John Wade (615-481-9233).

The following is a list of confirmed exposition sponsors in their respective categories:

Presenting Sponsor: American Home Mortgage; Chairman Level: Traveling Proud; President Level: SBResults, Vanderbilt Medical Center , Bridgestone Firestone, and Nashville Title; Boardroom: Freedom Financial, Planned Parenthood and DNGraphics. Media sponsors for the event include: Chairman Level: Out and About Newspaper; President Level: Xenogeny, Nashville Scene and Out In Am eric a networks.


Comcast signs LOGO to its Middle Tennessee cable system

LOGO, the new digital network from MTV Networks and Viacom for the GLBT community, will be broadcast in Nashville and surrounding areas beginning Sept. 1, 2005 , on Comcast Channel 166, which is a free digital channel.


Nashville GLBT Chamber welcomes new members via its CRG Networking Group

CRG – Nashville’s Premiere GLBT Business Networking Group, welcomes the following new members: SBResults (CRG), Website Design and Marketing; Patrick Britt (CRG), Allstate Insurance; A Basket Case — Katarina Grider (CRG), Custom Gift Baskets; Diane Neal (CRG), Graphic Design; Jim Hughson – Out & About Newspaper. CRG meets at Tribe’s Red Restaurant the second Tuesday of each month, at 6 p.m. The next meeting is Sept. 13. For further information, or to join CRG, contact Debbie Stanton at 615-516-6069.


Clarksville PFLAG introduces Web site

PFLAG Clarksville, the local chapter for Montgomery County residents (and surrounding counties) of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons has a new Web site. Visit them at Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in an informal setting to provide support and understanding for parents, family members, friends and individual GLBT, and to discuss common causes and events at the local, state and national level.


New Diversity Builder members and renewals

Diversity Builder welcomes the following new members: Traveling Proud, Nationwide GLBT Travel Agency; A Pet’s Haven ( Nashville ), Kennel-free Pet Boarding; Avalon Financial ( Nashville ); Sterling Realtors ( Nashville ); Sheila Barnard ( Nashville ) Kelly Can Realty.


Out & About Newspaper expands sales staff

Sheika Taylor and Maria Gumina have joined the advertising sales team for Out and About Newspaper. They join Rita Hogan, Jim Hughson and H.G. Stovall. Sheika may be reached at [email protected] and Maria at [email protected].


Idapolooza Queer Music Festival comes to Tennessee

The sixth annual Idapolooza Fruit Jam will be in Tennessee Sept. 19 through 24. Hundreds of musicians and music lovers will once again be whooping it up with concerts, workshops and talent shows. There will be a one-day circus-skills workshop, among others offered. Jam sessions, vegetarian cooking, walks to waterfalls and just general camping out and camping it up are a few of the things on the agenda. Acts from San Diego to Philly are coming to perform at the festival.

There will also be a gospel brunch and a talent/no talent show with everything leading up to the Sept. 24 when there will be a noon to midnight concert. For more information on attendance or booking for performance call: TomFoolery or MaxZine Weinstein at 615- 597-4409 or go to