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Scruffy City Cleaning's Story: Knoxville TN Oct 19, 2022, Its October, school has started back, fall sporting seasons are in high gear, soon families and friend will be gathering to enjoy food and the pleasure of each other's company. One thing you don't want to worry about is cleaning your home or office in preparation of these occasions. Scruffy City Cleaning has become a premier cleaning service in Knoxville. The small business is owned by Cassie Parker.

Mrs. Parker cites her dedicated staff for her success but to continue to be a success this small business needs to hire more full-time employees. Compensation is $15 an hour, paid weekly with the passing of a background check. Work will be weekdays only, No nights, or weekends and Holiday's off. All applicants must have their own transportation.

Cassie has stated in the past, "I want to keep the jobs in the (LGBTQ) community. I could post in "Knoxville Jobs" and have someone right away, but I truly want to employ my community " "It's the one thing I can absolutely do to maybe make a difference in someone's life." For more information Email Devin Subject: LGBTQjobs

Wendy's Restaurants

LGBTQ FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ARE HIRING: Wendy's Restaurants, the Wen Jai Group, is an inclusive work environment. Wendy's Restaurants would like you to know that they are hiring at their 40 locations across Tennessee.

They have opportunities for all work shifts, full time and part time hours. They can work with school schedules, as a second income and for parent's busy schedules Pay is $10 up to $13.50 per hour depending on the location. Email Pat or call 865-333-2179 to learn more about opportunities with this company.

World Market

LGBTQ FRIENDLY BUSINESSES ARE HIRING: World Market at Turkey Creek Shopping Center in Knoxville TN is hiring part time employees for the holidays and possibly longer. I recently spoke to the store manager Daphne House. She confirmed the employer is very LGBTQ inclusive. World Market employees receive $12 an hour compensation and schedules are flexible. Ms. House said, "We are happy to work with them." Email Daphne to fill out an application. Subject "Beau Sent Me".


Knox Pride Center opens Thriftque Concept Store

The Knox Pride Community and Resource Center has opened a new Thriftique concept. "You can shop for free or pay to help cover the cost of the center. All are welcome!!!"

Knox Pride Thriftque Come shop with us Mon-Sat 11am - 4pm

4044A Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN


Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus is now

the Appalachian Equality Chorus

"The Knoxville Gay Men's Chorus is now the Appalachian Equality Chorus.

KGMC's mission and vision is one of equality and inclusion. As we continue into our second decade, KGMC has announced a name change to grow our family and better represent everyone in our community.

Why Change?

Since our founding, KGMC has grown with members travelling from as far away as North Georgia, Southern Virginia, and Chattanooga. We now hold weekly rehearsals both in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities to provide a home for more of our Appalachian community.

Beyond geographic diversity, KGMC's membership includes a wide diversity of singers. Bisexual, transgender, and ally members have become a significant part of our representation on stage--adding their voices to ours." READ MORE HERE

Audition dates

Knoxville Auditions: App Equality Chorus Feb 13 6:30pm Church Street United Methodist Church

Johnson City Auditions: App Equality Chorus Feb 7 6:00pm Mathes Hall, East Tennessee State University


Knoxville's Pride Organization runs a Store Front Pride Center on Chapman Hwy in Knoxville TN. This location offers many events to teach, support and empower the LGBTQ Community of Knoxville TN.

Knox Pride Event Calendar HERE


Knoxville & East Tennessee

Club Q Vigil Planned for Dec 7 2022 Friendsville TN

Local LGBTQ organizations have planned a candlelight vigil in remembrance of the LGBTQ Club Q Colorado Springs Shooting Victims. Appalachian OUTreach released this statement, "Appalachian OUTReach in partnership with the Maryville College Pride Club and Union Grove UMC will be providing a vigil for Club Q victims and survivors on December 7 @ 6:00 pm at the Union Grove United Methodist Church 1151 Lane Dr. in Friendsville TN. READ MORE

Support Knoxville LGBTQ Nonprofits for Giving Tuesday

As owner of the Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge some wonderful and hardworking nonprofits in the Knoxville area. I have 18 local organization, as well as 10 national organizations. Please give generously on Giving Tuesday and any day you feel so compelled. ~Beau Knowles


Hate Crimes Resources for Knoxville TN

I recently set in on a Community Partners Conference Call with the FBI, Department of Justice and local law enforcement for Colorado Springs related to the Club Q LGBTQ nightclub shooting on Nov 20, 2022. I collected information on Hate Crimes, what they are, and how to report them. The photo I am using was searched under "erase hate." My sympathies to all individuals that have experienced Hate Crimes or any form of violence. ~Beau Knowles


LGBTQ Friendly Halloween/ Fall Festival Events

I've had this question come up recently. Where are the Halloween and Fall Festival events that are LGBTQ and Alternative lifestyle Friendly? Some of my members have been discussing this, they are uncomfortable going to large religious denominations where they may not be accepted. I know there are many places that just give out candy but why not support organizations that support you? Here is my list of events for the next 2 weekends. Have a great time everyone. ~Beau READ MORE HERE

Fall In Love with South Press

South Press Coffee Celebrated 2 yrs as a Queer Sober Safe Space and Love of the LGBTQ Community of Knoxville TN. In my opinion this is truly a place to fall in love with. (Notice Hours changed back for winter months. Nov 24, 2022, Thursday Thanksgiving and Friday Closed. Open Friday night for Friendsgiving Event 6-8pm. All are welcome. Saturday hours 8am-6pm, Closed Sunday and Monday.)


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

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....To learn how to access services or to donate to this organization. READ MORE HERE

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 Opens 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....

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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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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.

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