Holly McCall

Holly McCall

Holly McCall has been a fixture in Tennessee media and politics for decades. She covered city hall for papers in Columbus, Ohio, and Joplin, Missouri, before returning to Tennessee with the Nashville Business Journal. Holly brings a deep wealth of knowledge about Tennessee’s political processes and players and likes nothing better than getting into the weeds of how political deals are made.

rag performer Vanity at a March rally at Tribe in Nashville to protest a law that would ban drag performances any place a minor could possibly be present.

Federal judge overturns Tennessee’s ban on drag shows

By: - June 3, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Late Friday, a federal judge overturned a new Tennessee law prohibiting drag performances in public spaces, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker ruled the Adult Entertainment Act (AEA) violates the separation-of-state principle and chills speech protected through the First Amendment. In March, Friends of George’s, a Memphis theater company that […]

Entertainers on the Big Drag Bus wave are seen through its windows as it rolls down a Nashville street.

Drag queen bill sets the goal posts on obscenity around only LGBTQ folks

By: - March 19, 2023

In 1964, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was asked for his definition of obscenity during arguments in Jacobellis v. Ohio, the case in which a movie theater owner was charged with obscenity for showing a French film depicting the story of a woman who committed adultery. Potter famously said: “I know it when I […]