Nashville Gay Hot List: WTF Utah?!, Vanderbilt Divinity Dean drops the mic on Duck Dynasty

Yesterday we brought you the Laverne Cox video as she schools Katie Couric, and really all journalists, on the issues the trans community faces, Neil Patrick Harris won our drunken hearts with his Mexican margarita medley on Instagram and told you how you can support Tennessee Equality Project by wearing red to Tribe this Monday. So what else is happening?

NiH launches harmonious website

2013 Gay Faves LGBT Musicians Nashville in Harmony unveiled their new website this week and dare we say it's . . . TENsational? 

Stay tuned to their new site for tickets for their upcoming Spring show, Choral Blast, at The Ryman Auditorium.

One more thing about Duck Dynasty

Sure you might be tired of the whole Duck Dynasty/A&E Saga but we dare you to read one more thing. We stumbled across an op-ed from Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Dr. Emilie Townes entitled "Duck, Duck, Goose."

In the op-ed, Dr. Townes says:

Where I grew up in the urban South in North Carolina, this is known as a hot mess.  And even more, it is frustrating for me to see such vitriol and stereotyping being passed off as coarse language, one man’s opinion about the rough road he has traveled to find salvation, family values, and then wrapped with unity, tolerance, and forgiveness.  This hot mess is about intolerance despite the matter-of-fact, that’s the way I see it Southern folksiness of his remarks. And it’s far, far from being moral. 

The rest is worth reading as well.

Take the O&AN Love, Sex and Marriage Survey

Marriage Equality has been the biggest LGBT newsmaker of 2013 and with February (and Valentine's Day) quickly approaching we want to know to know where the Nashville LGBT community stands on Love, Sex and Marriage.

Do you have a horrible first date story? Have you been married in another state? What's your biggest turn-on? Have you used online resources for dating or . . .?

It takes less than 15 minutes, so take the O&AN Love, Sex and Marriage Survey by clicking the image below for your chance to have your story in our February issue. 

WTF?! Utah

Are you married? Are you not married? Who knows right now. But we do know that today the Utah Attorney General said he was “unable to reach a legal conclusion as to the ultimate validity of marriage between persons of the same sex who completed their marriage ceremony in Utah between December 20, 2013, and January 6, 2014.” Read more here.

Miley Cyrus stuns in Marc Jacobs ad

Bangerz was one of our favorite albums of 2013 so we're excited for Miley Cyrus' upcoming Bridgestone show. And while the internet is flooded with all the shocking things Miley has done in 2013, we've yet to remark on how stunning she looks in this Marc Jacobs ad.

Oh yeah, maybe because she isn't licking a sledgehammer, twerking on the VMA stage or quite simply is clothed. Nah, the media doesn't care about any of that.



WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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