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Upcoming Events
Listed below are some of the local Nashville and other statewide events that we are either hosting or participating in. Every one is welcome to attend these activities, and if you need further info feel free to contact us directly. Since most of the local Nashville/Middle Tennessee group/business meetings take place at Nashville CARES, we have included the directions to our new offices below.

Nashville CARES is located off Brick Church Pike at 501 Brick Church Park Drive, Nashville 37207. Take I-24/I-65 Trinity Lane exit # 87 and go away from Dickerson Road under the expressway. At the light in front of the EXXON Tiger Mart make a right towards the McDonalds on to Brick Church Pike. After you go up a small hill and pass the blue roofed Brick Church Middle School on your right, get in your center turning lane when you see the "END 15 Miles" School Sign and make the next left into the Brick Church Business Park. Follow the hill up to the building with the watch tower and make a left in front of the 501 sign in the grass, and then a right into the parking lot and that is Nashville CARES.

Please note: Many of the annual events that we have listed without specific dates and locations have not been confirmed as of this posting. If a particular event generally takes place in a certain month, we left it there until we hear otherwise.



Kwannza (Seven Principles; Unity, Self determination, collective work & responsiblity, Cooperative economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith).

1/1 New Years Day- Nashville CARES Closed

Early Voting for Nashville English Only Referendum

1/1-26 Dwayne on vacation/out of office 1/2-1/26
1/1-12 DaShawn on Vacation/out of office 1/1-1/12
1/13 Vanderbilt AIDS Clinical Trials Center Community Advisory Board Open House-OUTCentral 6- 7:30 PM.
1/15 Rev. Dr. MLK B-Day

Pageant Mtg: Sponsored by MAC Productions, 7 PM at 1078 Sassafras LN.   Goodlettsville, 37072. Champagne Friday's: Sponsored by Plexhur Entertainment & All 4 One Productions.   Hosted by Emcee Patron, 9 PM -1 AM. $7 before 10 PM, $10 after.

1/19 MLK Day Observed Nashville CARES Closed
1/20 Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th US President Out Central Obama Inauguration Re-Broadcast 6:30 PM
1/21-25 DaShawn at MSM Conference/out of office, Atlanta GA
1/22 Election Day:   IMPORTANT VOTE: Nashville English Only Referendum  
1/24 Drag Queen VS. Drag king Event: CatDaddi & Lil Kim Prod.   Big T's Sports Bar.   10 PM TO 3 AM.   $5 before 11PM $10 after
1/26 YBU Movie Night at 6 PM.   Call 259-4866 x 221
1/27 Confluence- A discussion group for Gay/BI Men at Nashville CARES 6-8PM. Call Vic at 259.4866 x.312
1/30 CONVERSATIONS; A Talk w/My Brotha 6:30-8:30 PM. Please RSVP to or call 259-4866 x269.   Free food & refreshments, location TBA.
1/31 YBU Group Discussion at 5 PM. Call 259-4866 x 221. SU/Alpha Chi Upsilon Sorority Mixer at CARES 5 - 7 PM


Noah's Arc "Jumping the Broom" Movie DVD Release


Dwayne at IFBP Annual Technical Assistance, Black Pride Member Meeting/out of office, Jacksonville FL

2/7 National Black HIV Awareness Day YBU Gathering/Testing Event at OUT Central 5-7 PM, 1709 Church Street (next to OutLoud!).

National Sexual Responsibility Week

2/11 HIV Testing Event at PLAY Dance Club- Join the MSM Programs at CARES 11 PM-2 AM
2/14-20 National Condom Week
2/14 Valentine's Day
2/16 Presidents Day Observed.   Nashville CARES closed
2/17 Digital Conversion:   All full-power television stations in the US will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Improved picture, sound quality and additional channels will be a benefit of digital broadcasting.   The new digital standard may affect your televisions if you currently receive your television signal from an antenna. Analog TVs will need additional equipment to receive Over-the-air television when the DTV transition ends
2/120 NBP Blk History Month Social, REVIVE 6:30-8:30 PM.   Free!
2/21 NBP/BASU Volunteer Mtg at CARES 3-5 PM

Confluence- A discussion group for Gay/BI Men at Nashville CARES 6-8PM.   Call Vic at 259.4866 x.312


3/8 Day Lights Saving Time (Spring AHEAD)
3/10 National Women & Girls HIV Awareness Day
3/10 MILK DVD Release date
3/12-18 National LGBT Health Awareness Week
3/13 SIMBE Social # 20: "Very Superstitious" - Fantasy Hall, 2332 Antioch Pike, Cost $10, NBP VIP's pay $5.   Take an HIV test get $5 refund!
3/15 Deadline for submission for next BASU Newsletter articles, calendar listings
3/20 National Native American/Indian HIV Awareness Day Performance & Lecture by author E. Patrick Johnson, "Pouring Tea" at Vanderbilt TBA
3/24 Confluence-A discussion group for Gay/BI Men at CARES 6-8PM 259.4866 x.312,
3/27 CONVERSATIONS; A Talk w/My Brotha 6:30-8:30 PM. RSVP to or 259-4866 x269
3/27-29 BU Knoxville chapter “Denim & White Party Weekend”: Comfort Suites North, 5466 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville TN 37912. Hotel (865) 342-0373. BU rate=$76. RSVP for activities with Mike (865) 712-1601, or LaRico (865) 389-4007.

- Minority Health Awareness Month

3rd Unity Conference is Sweet T: Transgressing, Transforming, and Transcending Gender and Sexuality in the South.   The Conference is a project of the GLBT - Straight Alliance, a student group at UNC-Chapel Hill that is intended for a broader audience of LGBTIQ and allied community members.   The conference will take place at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


13th Anniversary for Brothers United Network, Inc & Brothers United HIV Prevention Program at CARES


Earth Day


Administration Assistance Day

4/28 Dining Out For Life: A benefit for Nashville CARES


TBA Nashville PRIDE Festival:
TBA 5th Annual Southern Classic Drag King Extravaganza

Memphis Black Pride

7/15-19 Adodi Retreat, White Eagle Conference Center, Hamilton, NY . Registration fee is $595 by 4/15, $625 by 6/15 & $650 thereafter. Contact
7/16-19 Miami Beach Bruthas (888) 427-8842,    

TBA 4th Ms. TN Diamond Diva Pageant.   Sponsored by MAC Productions
TBA Mr. Southern States U S of A Pageant

SEPTEMBER [Hispanic Heritage Month 9/15 thru 10/15]

TBA 13 th Annual Mr. Esquire Pageant.   Sponsored by MAC Productions

Fire & Ink III: Cotillion, Austin, TX  

10/23-25 Nashville Black Pride # 7,
10/29-11/17 Nubian Dreams Cruise,



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