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The Agony of the Leaves: Reflections on Tea

As early as I can remember, I’ve been a student and lover of tea, Camellia sinensis. Green tea was...
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Letter from the Editor: Let’s Reimagine Masculinity

“I love being gay. I love spending twenty minutes moisturizing. I love carrying my phone in my hand like...
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Time for Clack Fans and Flags: Kentucky’s 2024 Pride Festival Schedule

Queer Kentucky’s Covington Kentucky Pride Party Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Paducah Pride: United Together Saturday,...
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Noah J. Ricketts Brings the Bluegrass to Hollywood and Broadway

Noah J. Ricketts, Louisville, masterfully donned 1950s drag and 1980s swag as Frankie Hines...
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Bourbon and Belonging: Kentucky’s Queer Bourbon Week

Dear Queer Kentucky, I am thrilled to announce Bourbon and Belonging: Kentucky’s Queer Bourbon...
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Meet your genderqueer, Jewish uncle with “amazing tits!”

A recent Jewish Heritage Fund survey found that 7% of respondents identified as LGBTQ+. Queer Kentucky has partnered with the Jewish Heritage Fund to uplift queer Jewish people. With anti-Semitism spreading in the United States and abroad, it is important to uplift our Jewish community members. Queer is an identity that crosses racial, geographic, ethnic, class, and cultural […]
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Covington’s Carnegie Theater Director offers passion and community through queer performances

In case you didn’t know, Covington is bursting with queerness. From their downtown rainbow crosswalks, ever-growing queer-owned businesses sprinkled on Main Street, and flamboyant theater productions, the Northern Kentucky city is an underrated queer-friendly mecca. No one knows this better than Carnegie Theater Director and queer culture leader, Tyler Gabbard. “People are friendly here,” the […]
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Queer Kentucky Horoscopes: StarGazing for May

5/2- Pluto Retrograde in Aquarius 5/8- New Moon in 18° Taurus 5/15- Mercury enters Taurus  5/20- Sun enters Gemini 5/23 Full Moon in 2° Sagittarius + Venus enters Gemini 5/25- Jupiter enters Gemini In the wake of the eclipse season, we have been left open, vulnerable, and exposed. There have been some hard endings that […]
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Slipknot Made Me Gay: How metal music broke down my closet door

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Slipknot? Not Britney Spears or Lady Gaga or any number of queer icons? And to that, I say: Yes. Of course. Before Britney, Madonna, or Beyonce existed in my little spot in the universe…there was Slipknot. Growing up in Shepherdsville, Kentucky with a Southern Baptist family during the age […]
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Blending identities as a trans, Jewish boy in Kentucky

A recent Jewish Heritage Fund survey found that 7% of respondents identified as LGBTQ+. Queer Kentucky has partnered with the Jewish Heritage Fund to uplift queer Jewish people. With anti-Semitism spreading in the United States and abroad, it is important to uplift our Jewish community members. Queer is an identity that crosses racial, geographic, ethnic, class, and cultural […]
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Bourbon and Belonging: Kentucky’s Queer Bourbon Week

Dear Queer Kentucky, I am thrilled to announce Bourbon and Belonging: Kentucky’s Queer Bourbon Week. After working behind the scenes on this project since late last summer, I couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce Bourbon and Belonging to you. Over five days and across eight cities in October, participants will partake in dozens of curated […]
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Queer Kentucky x Louisville Magazine: Connor Holloway

Grew up in St. Matthews, now living in Brooklyn, they/them photos by Clifton Mooney, he/him Queer Kentucky has partnered with Louisville Magazine for our fourth print issue. We asked Louisvillians and Kentuckians at large about their queerness and its relationship to the city, where they feel at home, who was there for them when it felt like […]
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Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky loses tax exempt status, leadership questioned by former advocates 

UPDATE: On April 11, the Kentucky Youth Law Project, an organization working to enhance legal protections for queer youth, denounced BCTK’s actions and called for its executive director, Rebecca Blankenship, and its one lobbyist, Michael Frazier to resign immediately. “In these difficult times, it is imperative that all nonprofit organizations scrupulously follow the laws, rules […]
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