Year: 2019

Lack of the black and brown LGBTQ+ representation is an issue in Kentucky, everywhere

Nick Yeast, Harrodsburg What does the word queer mean to you? How do you identify? Queer is such a liberating meaning. It means we as queer people don’t fall into societal norms that require us to fit in a box. The freedom to be your true authentic self is a gift that needs to be …

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Navigating queer shame, standing on your truth through the holidays

Non-queer people have a hard time empathizing with queer estrangement: the deeply traumatic experience of being rejected by loved ones, not because you’ve wronged anyone, but simply because of who you are, or who you love. They haven’t been kicked out of their house after coming out as gay, or invited home for the holidays …

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Two-spirited visibility matters within queer community, beyond

Diikahnéhi Akwirá’es Delaronde, Lexington Within Native American communities, our relations to one another have always been the foundational force in how we find meaning in our identities. Our beloved relations extend through and past us, connecting a singular individual to both the living and the dead, to the ancient past, the sprawling present and the …

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Transphobic bathroom legislation back on Kentucky books for 2020

State Representative David Hale wants students to use school facilities based on their biological sexes at birth in a bill he prefiled Thursday. This bill would require that all school restrooms and locker rooms be only available to students based on their biological gender at birth. The prefiled legislation, called the Kentucky Student Privacy Act, …

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New Paducah LGBT Welcome Center Fights Oppression in Western Kentucky

By Ben Gierhart It’s almost 2020, so it may seem to be a foregone conclusion that most if not all communities are accepting of LGBTQ+ people by now. The truth is that unfortunately many rural communities in the country are still not as progressive as one might want. Kentucky has a reputation for being a …

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