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The City of Knoxville TN

Knoxville TN may seem like a small town to some and a large city to others. What it is to me is a community that wants to grow to be accepting and supportive of the LGBTQ Community. 

Knoxville LGBTQ Nonprofits and Resources have grown significantly in the last 5 yrs. Also in that time, more businesses have stepped forward to show their support.  Shop where you feel comfortable, find the information you need, when you need it, without membership fees or any gate keeping. I give you my best effort at building a website with all that you need to lead a happy life. 

 ~Beau Knowles LGBT Website Creator

Learn about this city and the surrounding towns. Find Knoxville Events, Parks and Hiking Trails on our REALTOR PAGE

Our Pride Festivals

Knox News Youtube video Knoxville Pride 2019

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Knoxville has 2 Pride Festivals each year.  SoKno Pride in the Summer & Knox Pride Festival in the Fall. We have a neighboring Festival in Blount County.

SoKno Pride Fest is 4 years old.  It is a street festival in South Knoxville on Sevier Ave. It is held each Summer. 

Knox Pride Fest is a 3 day Festival consisting of a Parade, Festival with Performances and a Vendor Market. It is held in the Fall. 

Article Pride 2024 Festivals Across the Southern United States Pride Festivals in East and Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky. Including some 1st Annual Festivals in smaller communities. I created this list for my businesses and followers. Enjoy. Beau Knowles Knox LGBT Businesses 

LGBTQ Friendly Businesses Are Hiring

Is your LGBTQ Friendly company hiring? LGBTQ employees want to feel accepted and supported in their jobs. Email us with job description and contact information.  

Beau Knowles Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory Knoxlgbtbusinesses@gmail.com

KNOX PRIDE CENTER OPENS THRIFTIQUE CONCEPT STORE Youtube Video from WBIR News station on the Knox Pride Community and Resource Center has opening the Knox Pride Thriftique. "You can shop for free or pay to help cover the cost of the center. All are welcome!!!" Knox Pride Thriftique 4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN  

In January 2023 Knox Pride turned it's clothing closet into a Thrift store Boutique ~ Thriftique. Items are low priced; sells will go to help run this center but if anyone is unable to pay let the staff know. Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm. Proceeds support the center, Items can be taken free of charge, Located in the Collaboration Suite of the center. 

What does lgbtq mean anyway?

What does LGBTQ mean? Please see the Human Right's Campaign (HRC) Glossary of Terms which I have found to be the most accurate for orientations and gender identity. 

The website I have developed is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer individuals, those that support us and those that accept us to find LGBTQ FRIENDLY Businesses and Resources in our area, but it is also an opportunity to ENLIGHTEN those that have no opinion to be ACCEPTING and those that do have a negative opinion, maybe to CHANGE IT. 

All I know is that being the "Change you want to see in the world" is real and "leading by example" is important. Take care Everyone. ~Beau


Thank you for visiting Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory. 

This website is part of the "Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly, Owned and Operated Businesses" Group. Our online group is 10 years old as of December 2023. We never thought we would grow to be a public domain. We can't wait to see what is next for this organization. Email Beau 

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I thank them for their faith in this website and

 it's creators efforts to share information~ Beau

 Jennifer R. Egelston

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