The March shows of Out & About Today on NewsChannel 5+ will feature the HRC Dinner, lesbian health, gay soccer, Nashville's Conductors, and two commuity roundtable segments.

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Show 1 will air:  March 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18, 30, 31 and April 1

NEWS SEGMENT: Jeremy talks with Amos Gott and Billy Leslie about the upcoming HRC Dinner.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national Lesbian and Gay political organization in the United States.  This year’s annual Equality Dinner is just around the corner.  Here to get us ready for the anticipated event is AMOS GOTT and BILLY LESLIE.  

ROUNDTABLE SEGMENT:  Pam is joined by  guests  Rachel Taylor, Joe Brant, and Gary Smith.

ENTERTAINMENT SEGMENT: Brent talks to Todd Hughes and Keith Hinkle with the Nashville Bulls, Nashville's new gay soccer team.

Over the last year or so sports options for the GLBT community have been on the rise across the state. We’ve seen The Grizzlies, a new Rugby team, form right here in Nashville and more recently a new gay basketball league take shape in Memphis. Building off the momentum of this renewed enthusiasm for physical activity and team spirit, local activist Todd Hughes recently decided he was going to get in on the action and organize Nashville’s first GLBT soccer team. Todd is here with me tonight to share his progress along with fellow team member Keith Hinkle.


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James Mai

Many of us have made resolutions and pledged ourselves to transforming some aspect, or aspects, of our lives. For some, these resolutions will involve career, budget, home ownership, etc., but for a LOT of us, they will involve various health, exercise and fitness goals.

Often, these resolutions are vague, like “lose weight” or “exercise more”, and way too often they begin with a gym contract and end with Netflix and a bag of takeout. Getting specific can help in holding yourself accountable for these commitments, though. So we thought it might be interesting to talk with a local gay trainer, James Mai, about his fitness journey, his work as a trainer and how he keeps himself motivated, and get some of his suggestions for carrying through on this year’s fitness resolutions!

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