Month: August 2019

Three Louisville-based artists selected for IDEAS xLab’s Our Emotional Wellbeing initiative

Our Emotional Wellbeing is a two-year initiative organized by IDEAS xLab, an artist-led nonprofit based in Louisville, KY.  This initiative is designed to measurably impact hope and belonging of young people 12 – 20 years old through an arts-based co-creation process.    In partnership with Louisville Youth Group (LGBTQ+ young people under 21), and two after-school programs at Meyzeek Middle …

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‘I remember growing up in Hardin County and only being attracted to white boys who didn’t know I existed’

Jordan Williams, Hardin County Queer to me means to exist in an unconventional way. It’s the giant umbrella of ppl that understand that we need a come ground to communicate about similar experiences but we don’t need to agree with one another to respect how some1 else lives/expresses themselves. It’s like a community barbecue you …

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Putting it in perspective: Is it wrong to fetishize trans people?

The short (and obvious) answer to this question is “yes.” Fetishizing trans people, or any group of people for that matter, is problematic because, much like discrimination, the fetishization of a group of people always involves stereotpyes and generalizations of that group. For example: the stereotype that Asian men are more submissive, or that black …

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Thinking Queerly: Is it wrong to fetishize trans people?

Using critical reflection and lived experience to crack open concepts of gender, sexuality, identity, community, and more. Is it wrong to fetishize trans people?  The short (and obvious) answer to this question is “yes.” Fetishizing trans people, or any group of people for that matter, is problematic because, much like discrimination, the fetishization of a …

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Kentucky Fairness Campaign Director arrested for Protesting KFB Discrimination policies

Fairness Campaign Director Chris Hartman and fairness advocates Sonja De Vries and Carla Wallace were dragged out of the Kentucky State Fair’s ham breakfast for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Thursday morning. The three were arrested after protesting KFB’s discriminatory policies against LGBTQ+ people. Each year, Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance customers are automatically charged a fee …

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Letter to the Editor: Openly gay Kentucky man to challenge Mitch McConnell for Senate

Jimmy Ausbrooks official Facebook Dear Editor,  I wanted to reach out to the readers of Queer Kentucky and announce my candidacy for the United States Senate. I am a native of Kentucky, a mental health counselor, and a proud gay man that advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.  I grew up in rural Simpson County, raised …

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