June / Pride 2019
Monthly Newsletter
Happy PRIDE! In celebration of PRIDE month we are launching our monthly newsletter again with our new brand and design.
Members get the Weekly Wrap Up email every Friday in their inboxes with lot's of info and member only benefits, and all of our supporters will receive this monthly newsletter with all the ways to get involved with the LGBT Chamber. Let us know if you would like to join and get the weekly as well as many other benefits.
Enjoy the newsletter and we hope to see you this month celebrating PRIDE.

Chamber Connect
Events and Opportunities
New Members
Chamber Connect
Drink Montucky & Support the Chamber!
Montucky Cold Snack is teaming up with the Nashville LGBT Chamber to give back during the month of June, Pride month! In the spirit of their core values, MCS began producing special edition Pride cans in 2016 that celebrate LGBTQ communities and gave all 8% of profits back to LGBTQ organizations from the sales of these cans. MCS selected the Nashville LGBT Chamber as the Nashville organization to benefit from these profits. You can support the Chamber by grabbing a MCS Pride Can at any of the locations listed below!
Events and Opportunities
Get Certified!
Certifying Your LGBT-Owned Business
Wednesday, June 5, 6-7:30 pm
Wright Middle School

Nashville recently became the first city in the South to recognize LGBT-owned enterprises in government contracting. Part of this historic effort requires businesses wishing to self-identify and register as LGBT-owned to obtain certification through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, our June workshop will explore the requirements, benefits, and process for becoming a certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE). This class is offered through a joint initiative of the Metro Business Assistance Office and the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Out and About Nashville, an LGBTBE, is also hosting.

This is a free event, but you must register with the BAO. Space is limited. 
Attend AARP Rocketman Screening!
AARP and the Nashville LGBT Chamber are partnering and you and a guest are invited to a free screening of ROCKETMAN on Thursday, June, 13th at 7 pm at Regal Cinemas Opry Mills 20 IMAX & RPX! ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This event is free but requires registration. Register below!
Attend June Brewing Up Business!
Kick off Pride Weekend on Thursday, June 20th, with our monthly
Brewing Up Business!

This month we are partnering with the Nashville Business Assistance Office (BAO) and other area chambers including Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to bring you a huge networking opportunity. Come eat, drink, and connect with us at the beautiful Union Station Hotel!
Check Out Other Pride Events!
After Brewing Up Business, keep the Pride party going all weekend with the following events:
Pink + Purple Party: A Prideful Benefit for TEP

The Pink and Purple Pre-Pride Party, the second annual prideful benefit for the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation. Dress in your most festive pink or purple or both to show your true colors.

General admission is $50.Ticket price includes bar, noshes, music, and entry to the week's signature pre-party that paints the town pink and purple.
Nashville Pride Parade

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall Nashville Pride will be producing a full Pride Parade that will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10 AM on Broadway in downtown Nashville, TN. Before the festival begins, we show our PRIDE in the Nashville Pride Parade. Join with thousands to watch and participate along the parade route and help kick off the annual Nashville Pride Festival alongside our many community supporters.
Nashville Pride Festival

The 2019 Nashville Pride Festival will be held on June 22 and 23, 2019 at Public Square Park, right in front of City Hall. Every year the festival features top-rated entertainment on the Main Stage, an entertainment/drag stage, Kids and Family Zone, Youth Area, and over 225 vendors featuring local not for profits, artists, and businesses.

Admission is $5 per day; kids 10 and under are free.
New Members
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City Farm Company
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Council Member Burkley Allen
IMS Retail
Metropolitan Nashville Planning Department
Natalie Moretz
Orlando Andrews
Ronni Anderson
Vice Mayor Jim Shulman
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