Top 10 online stories

1. Hal Sparks up close and personal

Actor and comedian Hal Sparks from Showtime’s “Queer as Folk” sat down with O&AN to talk about life after the series finale and his stand-up comedy.

Published: June 1, 2007
Author: Jarvis Handy
Total hits: 44,526

2. FedEx to begin offering same-sex domestic partner benefits

More than 200,000 employees at FedEx were able to obtain same-sex domestic partner benefits beginning last January.

Published: May 24, 2010
Author: O&AN Staff Report
Total hits: 35,466

3. Kane, Robinson team up to debut Maverix clothing line

Nashville's Christian Kane (who many will remember fondly as the maniacal Lindsey from the television show “Angel”) has teamed up with stylist Heather Robinson to launched Maverix, a rock n' roll inspired bikini and lingerie line.

Published: Aug. 1, 2008
Author: F. Daniel Kent
Total hits: 32,389

4. ‘America's Next Top Model’ to hold Nashville casting call

“America’s Next Top Model” held an open casting call in Brentwood for their Cycle 16 season.

Published: July 6, 2010
Author: O&AN Staff Reports
Total hits: 22,882

5. Still Unpredictable raises more than $28,000

The third-annual GLBT Chamber of Commerce Unpredictable Fashion show was the most successful to date, raising more than $28,000 and netting the chamber $22,130.

Published: June 1, 2008
Author: David Miller
Total hits: 20,866

6. Dresden Dolls release B-Sides companion to 'Yes, Virginia' before

Dresden Dolls drummer Brian Viglione took time to talk with O&AN about the album and the future of the Dresden Dolls during an exclusive phone interview from his home in Boston.

Published: Aug. 1, 2008
Author: F. Daniel Kent
Total hits: 20,002

7. GLSEN of Middle Tennessee releases statement on bullying epidemic

GLSEN of Middle Tennessee released a statement in regards to the death of Gordonsville teen Phillip Parker, who took his life after years of bullying about his sexuality.

Published: Jan. 23, 2012
Author: O&AN Staff Reports
Total hits: 18746

8. 'Mamma Mia' returns to TPAC’s Jackson Hall

“MAMMA MIA!” the musical based on the songs of ABBA, returned to TPAC in May 2007.

Published: April 6, 2007
Author: O&AN Staff Reports
Total hits: 18,647

9. O&AN Exclusive: 1-on-1 with Adam Lambert

“American Idol” runner-up, Adam Lambert sat down with O&AN to talk about how his career has flourished.

Published: July 31, 2009
Author: Kristin Keiper
Total hits: 18440

10. LOGO finds love transamerican style with upcoming reality slate

Logo, a division of Viacom Inc.’s MTV Networks, announced it has greenlit a new competition dating series – “Transamerican Love Story” – centered on transgender activist, actress, author and former Nashville-based entertainer Calpernia Addams.

Published: Dec. 7, 2007
Author: O&AN Staff Reports
Total hits: 18314

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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