Nashville GLBT Chamber July business briefs

Vanderbilt Medical Center's Office of News and Public Affairs has reorganized and promoted several staff members to new positions.

Jerry Jones, who serves on the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is publisher of Out & About Newspaper, has been promoted to assistant director of News at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Jones, who joined VMC in 2000, is the medical center's regional news director. He will assume a broader role in the office's media relations activities. Jones has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism from Lipscomb University and a master's degree in public administration from Tennessee State University. He was editor of the Lipscomb student newspaper, The Babbler, and a former staff writer of the Shelbyville Times-Gazette, and The Williamson Leader.

NGLBTCC board member appointed to Mayor's green ribbon committee

Gary Gaston, who serves on the NGLBTCC board of directors, was recently appointed to Mayor Karl Dean's Green Ribbon Committee.  Co-chaired by Lipsomb University President Randy Lowry and John Ingram, chair of Ingram Industries, Inc., the committee begins meeting next month to help create a better environmental policy for Nashville.

Chamber welcomes new members

The Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members:

Dwayne Jenkins, founder and president of Nashville Black Pride, Inc. 
Nashville Black Pride is an annual celebration of life and culture for LGBT/Same Gender Loving African American's, their partners, families & friends. NBP is sponsored by Brothers & Sisters United Network, Inc., the states only 501c3 non profit organization. NBP is a proud member of the International Federatioin of Black Prides organization which is a collective of over 28 Black Prides across the country including Toronto & South Africa. Nashville's Black Pride is the last weekend in October.

Barry Noland, photographer
A Nashville-based commercial and fine art photographer, Barry A. Noland specializes in outdoor location and indoor natural lighting imagery including portraits, portfolios, media packages & layouts, business images, personal images, event photography and fine art.

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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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

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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