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Knox Pride Festival is a 3 day event Sept 30 to Oct 2 2022

Knox Pride Festival 2022 Sept 30-Oct 2 2022

Friday Sept 30 Evening Parade down Gay Street.

Saturday Oct 1 Pride Festival at World's Fair Park

Sunday Oct 2 Brunch and Shopping with Vendors at World's Fair Park

(I will add more information shortly. Until then please enjoy a pride a slide show from previous events). Inside Knoxville 2019 Pride Parade Photos

Fall In Love with South Press

South Press Coffee Changes hours for the Fall, Offers More Events, Welcomes Everyone as a Queer Sober Safe Space and Has a 2-Year Anniversary This Month.


Congratulations to Krazy for K9's Animal Rescue for becoming a nonprofit

Who was approved for their 501c. Way to go on becoming a nonprofit. Remember "adopt don't shop". Visit Krazy for K9's Animal Rescue's Facebook page to learn how you can help this organization "Save Lives, one paw at a time" Krazy For K-9s Facebook Page

Oak Ridge LGBTQ Inclusive Dance School Opens

Amanda Martin, founder of the Beyond the Barre Dance Collective states, "the top two reasons of starting this inclusive dance school was for my family & a former student in the lbgtq+/trans community." READ MORE HERE

Planned Parenthood offers programs for Peer Education & Condom Distribution

The beginning of July brought us news from Planned Parenthood of Tennessee. Read more as we learn about the new programs that are beginning directly from the PP's Health Educator Noé Monárrez. READ MORE HERE

Pride Festivals Across the Southern United States

Beginning with Youth Pride Fest in Early May to Chattanooga Pride, Knox Pride Festival concluding with Atlanta Pride in October. This list has 13 Festivals to visit near you. READ MORE HERE

LGBTQ Proms & Dancing in Knox and Seiver Counties

LGBTQ Dance events in and around Knoxville TN. Diversity Prom for Youth, Adult Prom as a fundraiser in Sevier County and Knox Pride teachers us all to dance.


Wanderlust Salon and Spa in Sevierville noticed a need for a safe space for intimate services such as waxing for Transgender individuals and the LGBTQ+ community. Owner Jessi Seaton decided to fill that need with a service package titled "The Rainbow Package". READ MORE HERE

SoKno Pride set for June 11 2022 in South Knoxville on Sevier Ave. Knoxville TN

SoKno Pride formerly known as Southside Pride will be June 11, 2022, on Sevier Ave in South Knoxville TN. The event information can currently be found on SoKnoPride Instagram page. The post said they have some big things planned and to stay tuned. READ MORE HERE

Knox Pride Vocational Center Opens Offers Events, Classes & Safe Space

Knox Pride Center offers multiple events at their Chapman Hwy location filling a void for Services & Assistance in the Knoxville LGBTQ community.

Knox Pride Event Calendar HERE

Easter Options for LGBTQ Families in Knoxville TN

LGBTQ Affirming churches & Easter Egg hunts.


Knox Pride Festival 2022 is set for

Sept 30-Oct 2 2022

Friday Sept 30 Evening Parade down Gay Street. Saturday Oct 1 Pride Festival at World's Fair Park, Sunday Oct 2 Brunch and Shopping with Vendors at World's Fair Park READ MORE HERE

Appalachian OUTReach accepting donations of items for LGBTQ Community Members affected by the Wears Valley Wildfires

SEE WEBSITE for more info.

Knoxville Planned Parenthood announces fire won't stop service

Knoxville TN Dec 31, 2021, Planned Parenthood announced on their social media that the Knoxville clinic has burned New Year's Eve morning, however, patients will continue to receive services such as gender affirming hormone therapy or birth control refills. READ MORE HERE.... to learn how to access services or to donate to this organization.

Southside Pride seeks new organizers for event. Changes name to So Kno Pride

Knoxville TN Jan 8, 2022 Lillian Lovingood, co-organizer of South Side Pride announced on the organization's social media group that they are seeking help from the community. READ MORE HERE...

The Concourse opnes at New Location on Broadway Ave. Offers More Concerts and Diverse Events

Knoxville TN, Dec. 30, 2021, Knoxville TN, recently caught up with the owner of the Concourse Knoxville, the music venue and event space that is now located in Old North Knoxville READ MORE HERE.. about Jay Harris' plans for the new location.

Bryant's Bridge Inc a Transitional Home for LGBTQ Homeless Youth Opens Its Doors

Knoxville TN Dec 21, 2021, Bryant's Bridge Inc shared a video on their social media Tuesday. The organization's founder Sean Bryant announced the LGBTQ Transitional Home has taken in their first youth clients in one of his "We can make change" style dad talks on Tiktok. READ MORE HERE....

Directory information collected from the Knoxville LGBT(Q) Friendly, Owned, & Operated Businesses Group aka Knox LGBT(Q) Businesses. We promote LGBTQ businesses & those FRIENDLY to our community. This is a Business Networking and Marketing Service.

Business Highlights

Jennifer R. Egelston

Jennifer R Egelston Family Law Attorney, Family Law involves marriage, divorce, child custody and adoption additionally she's handled orders of protection, plus she is a Rule 31 listed family law mediator with special training in domestic violence. Her extra time is spend assisting the LGBTQIA+ and military veteran communities through pro bono work.

Jennifer added "I'd really like to give everyone access to Adoptions, Wills, Powers of Attorneys, Name Changes, and Expungements, I can help you prepare for the future, no matter what comes."

(865) 404-8226 Email Jennifer Egelston

"We'll help open the door to your future home."


Ed McGimsey

Residential home inspection company serving the East Tenn. area. We offer general home inspections, pre-listing inspections, annual inspections, and more.

(865) 412-0405









What does LGBTQ Mean?

Please see the Human Right's Campaign (HRC) Glossary of Terms HERE which I found to be the most accurate for orientations and gender identity. The website I have developed is for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer individuals 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



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High 5 Solutions

Organizing For Everyone

Need help with downsizing or organizing? Haven’t unpacked yet? Does your closet have a life of its own? Need a helping hand to run errands is essential with a busy life.

We can help. Let High 5 Solutions Knox figure it out.

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