Although I am from Mississippi, UT is the closest one with the program of my interest so that's why I am looking into the area. Depending on your device, get turn by turn driving directions from Google, Apple, Waze. Questions about Knoxville and UT creeksitter said this which I think is well put College students, teachers and locals. By that I mean a noticable minority population. If you don't get enough responses to this thread, try again in January, I'm sure the holidays are keeping people occupied.
Cafe 4 Hip urban cafe with a unique menu.
Knoxville Gay Cruising Areas
There are several churches that are gay-affirming and an active Pride group that does more than just plan the June celebration. Knoxville Gay Cruising Areas. Bearden seems to be between Knoxville and Farragut. The UT campus, in the Fort Sanders neighborhood actually boasts its own gay bar. Bistro at the Bijou Sophisticated specials at the Bijou Theatre.