Knoxville: Not as Kooky as the Rest of the State?

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Knoxville, a Progressive Bastion in Tennessee

Knoxville, the third largest city in the state of Tennessee, has created a unique identity for itself in one of the most conservative states in the nation. The "Queen City of the Mountains" is home to the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee. ...

Knoxville's small size in population at 178,874 goes to show that major urban centers are not the only bastions for progress, as Memphis has shown. The city is also a beacon of hope for social progressives in a state that attempted to pass its infamous "Don't Say Gay" bill. ...

—Andrew Arslan, intellectualyst.com, May 14, 2012