Knoxville LGBTQ Friendly Business Directory


Beyond the Barre Dance Collective, is an Inclusive Dance Studio that places an emphasis on mentorship through Dance. We have an amazing team of Dance Mentors & Volunteers who strive for Inclusion and Advocacy in the Dance Community.  @BTBDanceCollective 865-454-1247 Email

Social Dance Knoxville is an independent dance studio teaching social partner dances including Waltz.  Please see Facebook Events Page here.  FB @SocialDanceKnoxville

Go Dance Dance Studio Knoxville's Premier Ballroom Dance Studio serving Knoxville and Farragut since 1984. 1705 Schaeffer Rd, Knoxville, TN, (865) 584-0009 FB @godanceknox


Lauren Kline Art Colored Pencil Artists Connect Welcome! This group is for those who are interested in learning how to draw with colored pencils. Feel free to share your artwork and ask any questions. Let's build an awesome community of artists!  Email

Mighty Mud We sell Highwater and Laguna clays, Spectrum glazes, and tools from Bailey Pottery. We have various art classes and workshops, as well as rent out artists' studios and private parties.127 Jennings Ave, Knoxville, TN  (865) 595-1900 Email 

865 Candle Company Candle Making Class Let's make Candles, Candle Making classes at locations in Knoxville TN Learn more by visiting our website “MADE WITH A FUNKY KIND OF LOVE”— ANJANNETTE & TORRIE DREIER



The Fearless Feminine Academy teaches strategy to overcome visibility fears and get noticed as online leader. (865) 255-4789 Email LEARN MORE HERE 



Koi Classes The Koi Fish Represents Good Fortune & Luck I offer what I call "Koi classes" not only tailored to fit your interests but also taught by someone who has extensive experience in breaking down subjects. This can be a one-on-one Zoom meeting or group meeting, or you can watch a subscriber only YouTube Video. Email Koi Classes 

Classes will be at our Vocational Suite at the Knox Pride Center 4028 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville TN 

Visit Knox Pride FB @Knox Pride for Life Skills Events  to learn more about classes or Knox Pride Event Calendar on their website. 

Email if you have any questions or would like to volunteer at any classes. 

the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) is proud to announce the kick-off of our Families Together Academy. The FTA will provide free education to empower families to thrive. We welcome all families and individuals to come together to learn in a relaxed, informal setting. Class topics will include Financial Stabilization, Cooking, Anger Management and Conflict Resolution, How to Save Energy, Parenting, Building Healthy Relationships, Opioid Education, Managing Holiday Stress, Job Preparation, Resume Building, etc. Partnering community banks will also provide classes such as Second Chance Banking, Home Ownership, Credit Counseling and Predatory Lending. Classes will be held throughout the year both at our main location at the Ross Building as well as our Neighborhood Centers. Refreshments and opportunities to win door prizes will be provided. (In speaking to the organizer of this program she assured me it is lgbtq accepting. -Beau )  Email Susan to sign up for classes or to request a specific class. 



Arbor College- School of Massage Welcome to the official Arbor College School of Massage We invite you to connect with your fellow students and alumni network. 6500 Papermill Dr NW, Ste 100, Knoxville, TN  (865) 450-3330 Email



TN PROMISE "Tennessee resident/U.S. citizen/eligible non-citizen/students who graduate from an eligible high School, homeschool, or earn a GED/HISET (prior to 19th birthday) can receive an award at an eligible postsecondary institution toward tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been first applied."


TN RECONNECT "The TN Reconnect is available to students who have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree, are independent according to the FAFSA rules, and are enrolled part-time in an eligible program of study. "

Tennessee Adult Education Programs as part of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides services to adults to build the knowledge and skills necessary for high school equivalency (HiSET), employment, post-secondary opportunities, and economic self-sustainability.


HiSET  The Tennessee State Board of Education has ruled that passing the HiSET exam (published by Educational Testing Service, or ETS) is currently the only method for earning a recognized Tennessee high school equivalency diploma. 

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