lgbt nashville

DESPITE BEING THE "BUCKLE OF THE BIBLE BELT," MUSIC CITY HAS PLENTY TO OFFER MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AND ITS ALLIES. WHETHER ITS LOCAL DOG GROOMERS AND GROCERY STORES OR NIGHTCLUBS AND DANCE BARS- YOU'LL FIND THE ULTIMATE LIST OF QUEER-FRIENDLY SPOTS HERE. 

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LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

DOING BUSINESS WITH 

A FLAIR 

NASHVILLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CITY OF COLORFUL PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS TO DO. IN THE LAST FEW DECADES, NASHVILLE HAS GROWN TO BECOME A LGBT-FRIENDLY HAVEN IN THE SOUTH, BOASTING A ROBUST QUEER BUSINESS SCENE AND STATELY ANNUAL PRIDE FESTIVAL. 

THE ULTIMATE SOURCES FOR ALL THINGS "LGBT+ NASHVILLE" CAN BE FOUND AT THE NASHVILLE LGBT CHAMBER AS WELL AS NASHVILLE'S OUT AND ABOUT MAGAZINE.  FROM LGBT-OWNED ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION TO LOCAL LGBT+ NEWS AND EVENTS, YOU'LL BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND A MORE EXTENSIVE COLLECTION. 

NASHVILLE'S EVENT SPACES, MUSIC VENUES, AND SPORTS TEAMS ALSO WORK DILIGENTLY TO INCLUDE PROGRAMMING GEARED SPECIFICALLY TOWARDS MEMBERS OF THE LGBT+ COMMUNITY.  THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS (NHL) HOST AN ANNUAL PRIDE NIGHT FOR LGBT+ COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WELL AS FAMILY-FRIENDLY LGBT+ LIVE ARTS AND EDUCATION AT THE TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

WANDER ENCOURAGES THE SUPPORT AND PATRONAGE OF LGBT+ OWNED, OPERATED, AND FRIENDLY BUSINESSES. WE ALSO HOPE THAT YOU'LL INVEST IN LARGE CORPORATIONS MOVING TO NASHVILLE THAT HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING LGBT+ POSITIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES, INCLUSION, AND LEGISLATION. 

 

PICTURED LEFT: EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS, COURTESY OF THE NASHVILLE LGBT CHAMBER

FIND YOUR TRIBE 

IN MUSIC CITY

THE NIGHTLIFE OF NASHVILLE IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER IN THE WORLD. VISITORS CAN FIND UP TO 16 HOURS OF NONSTOP BOOT-STOMPING, BEER-DRINKING, AND LINE-DANCING THROUGHOUT THE TOWN. PECKER'S BAR AND GRILL OFFERS THE SAME GREAT ENTERTAINING HONKY-TONK STYLE GRANDEUR OF LOWER BROADWAY IN A SAFE, INCLUSIVE, AND LGBT-OWNED SETTING. THEIR WEEKLY LINE DANCING NIGHTS, JACKPOT-BUILDING BINGO, AND DRAG SHOWS BRING IN FOLX FROM ALL AROUND MIDDLE TENNESSEE FOR AN EVENING OF FUN.

IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO SPEND MORE TIME ON YOUR FEET WHILE IN TOWN- LOOK NO FURTHER THAN NASHVILLE'S VIBRANT CHURCH STREET DISTRICT. START THE EVENING OFF WITH DINNER AND DRINKS AT SUZY WANG'S HOUSE OF YUM AND THEN DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT ONE OF A HALF DOZEN GAY NIGHTCLUBS. 

WHILE NASHVILLE REMAINS THE UNDISPUTED BACHELORETTE PARTY CAPITOL OF THE WORLD, WE LIKE TO REMIND OUR VISITING GAL GROUPS TO UNDERSTAND THE UNIQUENESS AND SPARSITY OF NASHVILLE'S GAY BAR SCENE. PLEASE REMEMBER, THESE FEW-AND-FAR-BETWEEN LGBT-FRIENDLY HAVENS ARE A WELCOME ESCAPE FOR MANY TENNESSEANS AND IT IS THE GOAL OF THESE BUSINESSES TO CREATE A SAFE AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR BOTH LGBT+ LOCALS AND THEIR ALLIES.  WHILE ALL OF OUR SISTER-SQUADS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME- WE HOPE OUR VISITORS WILL RESPECT AND HONOR THE QUEER COMMUNITY BY ALLOWING THE FUNCTION OF THESE SPACES TO PRIMARILY CELEBRATE LGBT+ IDENTITY, EXPRESSION, AND CULTURE.

 

PICTURED RIGHT: TRIBE & THE CHURCH STREET DISTRICT, COURTESY OF TRIBE NASHVILLE 

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lgbt-owned spots

 
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CLIFTON 

& LEOPOLD

LOCAL STYLE FOR THE DAPPER HUMAN- FIND EVERYTHING FROM HANDMADE TIES TO NASHVILLE GIFTS. 

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peckers bar

GRILL AND PATIO RESTAURANT

LAID BACK EATERY OFFERING A VARIETY OF PROGRAMMING INCLUDING LINE DANCING LESSONS AND BINGO.

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lgbt-friendly bars

 

LGBT NIGHTCLUBS

 
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TRIBE

CHURCH STREET DISTRICT

KNOWN FOR THEIR LIVELY DANCE FLOOR AND MUSIC VIDEOS, THEY ALSO OFFER SHOWTUNE NIGHTS AND DRAG.

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

MUSIC CITY IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. PREPARE YOURSELF WITH OUR NIFTY GUIDE ON WHAT TO EXPECT.

UPCOMING EVENTS

FROM BASEMENT CONCERTS & WORLD TOURS, TO WINE FESTIVALS AND MORE, SEE ALL THAT'S GOING ON HERE. 

CULTURAL TIPS

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS CAN FEEL RIGHT AT HOME WITH HELP FROM OUR QUICK CULTURE GUIDE. 

FACTS & FIGURES

LEARN MORE ABOUT CITY STATISTICS, NUMBERS, AND MORE, COURTESY OF OUR FRIENDS AT THE NCVC.