Year: 2019

The Queer Kentucky world of dating apps: Womxn’s edition

Carrie Radshaw – a Kentucky lesbian on a journey through dating in the Bluegrass. Less Manolo Blahnik, more Birkenstock. Dating as a queer lady can be really difficult. Without a womxn-focused place left in Louisville, apps have become the means of connection. So, let’s rank the apps how queer womxn meet. Lex The Lex app …

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Republicans attacking trans, non-binary youth in Kentucky bathroom bill is wrong

Imagine if, every time you had to use the bathroom, you were required to hold it until the available public restroom was completely empty. Now imagine being stuck in a busy restaurant, needing to pee. There is a long line out the restroom door that doesn’t seem to be dwindling. There are no other public …

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Queer soccer fandom embracing Louisville’s NWSL in all its magical gay glory

by Sarah Gardiner After an incredible year for Women’s Soccer, the news just keeps getting better with the announcement of an upcoming National Women’s Soccer League expansion to Louisville in 2021. Women’s Soccer is a really queer sport. Like, really queer. Within the US National Team alone, there are four openly out players, including World …

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Despite Fairness Ordinance backlash, Daviess County community promotes LGBTQ+ friendly businesses

OWENSBORO — Chadwick Benefield has been a huge supporter of the Owensboro adopting a fairness ordinance, however many community members are citing religious reason for not backing an ordinance. Benefield and a team of fellow Fairness advocates teamed up with friends Jeff Sorce and James Whitehouse and decided that for the time being, there is …

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Gay in the Bluegrass: Recovering from Evangelical Kentucky, internal homophobia

Derek Miller Queer is a way to deconstruct the boxes within which I’ve been placed over the course of my life prior to coming out. It can be a tool for unpacking words and actions, analyzing behaviors, or simply making a statement. I often look around and find my queer peers and colleagues living with …

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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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