Signs declaring “Gays & Lesbians for Anna Page” unauthorized by campaign

The Tennessean, Melissa Penry on WKRN News 2 and Sean Braisted’s blog “Nashville for the 21st Century” are all reporting that Metro Councilwoman Anna Page is the target of unauthorized signs saying “Gay & Lesbians for Anna Page”.

The signs, which have a rainbow colored background, were placed in several locations (and several were picked up by Page campaign workers and placed in the back seat of a car based on WKRN News 2 video) appear to have been professionally produced.

Page, who is the owner of Rebel Hill Florist, has been representing the 16th District since she won a special election last November to replace Amanda McClendon (who left the council after she won an election making her a Metro judge).

Page is seeking a four-year term and is facing four opponents - Ira A. Antonio "Tony" Tenpenny, Jerry Austin, Charles O. French and Karen Van Dyke - to represent District 16. The district covers the Woodbine, Flat Rock and the Nolensville Road area

No GLBT group has endorsed Page in the election, and the signs did not indicate any group or association that was endorsing her. The only GLBT group which has made endorsements, The Tennessee Equality Project Political Action Committee (TEP PAC), did not endorse a candidate in District 16.

“TEP PAC is not responsible for those signs and we do not know who is,” said TEP PAC board member Christopher Sanders.

Because the area is considered conservative, it has been rumored the signs were put up by some of Page’s opponents, trying to target her campaign in the conservative district. It’s not clear how many signs were put up, or who removed the signs.

Page told Tennessean writer Michael Cass that “she wasn’t aware of anyone connected with her campaign authorizing the messages. She said she figured they were a dirty trick by a political enemy, though she didn’t want to talk much about the issue.”

Page has been endorsed by Out & About Newspaper, Nashville Firefighters, Central Labor Council, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Women In Numbers (WIN), and The Tennessean.

Early voting began on Friday, July 13, with election officials saying the turnout was more than they expected. More than 500 people cast their ballot as of early Friday afternoon.

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.

Keep readingShow less
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.

Keep readingShow less

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.

Keep readingShow less