The PURPOSE of this website is to showcase Businesses,

Support groups & Resources of the Knoxville and East TN LGBTQ communities.

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Knoxville & East Tennessee

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

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. READ MORE HERE

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 June 11 2022 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

Easter Options for LGBTQ Families in Knoxville TN

LGBTQ Affirming churches & Easter Egg hunts.


Since Knoxville's Planned Parenthood's Fire in December many individuals are looking elsewhere for their Hormone Replacement Therapy. (Story developing. Email me if you know of a service that should be added to this list. Beau)

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

The Middle Path Therapy Center in Knoxville now offers LGBTQ group therapy facilitated by a Queer Therapist (Story developing)

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

SEE WEBSITE for more info.

Knoxville LGBTQ FRIENDLY Businesses are HIRING

Including this website. I need a LGBTQ Journalism Intern. ~Beau

(Story developing. Email me if you would like to be added to this list. Beau)

Knoxville Drag Shows

As Knoxville TN and other cities open back up so does the opportunity to see some live entertainment of the impersonator type. (Story developing)

Knox Pride Festival Set for Fall of 2022

Sept 30-Oct 2, 2022

Fri. Sept 30 Evening Parade on Gay Street

Sat. Oct 1 Pride Festival at World's Fair Park

Sun. Oct 2 Vender Market at World's Fair Park

Knox Pride President John Camp stated, "the event is still FREE". READ MORE HERE

Knoxville Planned Parenthood announces fire won't stop service


Southside Pride seeks new organizer


The Concourse Knoxville New Location


Bryant's Bridge Home for LGBTQ Youth Opens



Email us with your events to be added to our LGBTQ Friendly Events Calendar

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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

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





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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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