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About Queer Kentucky

Queer Kentucky is a diverse LGBTQ+ run non-profit founded in Louisville, Kentucky working to bolster and enhance Queer culture and health through storytelling, education and action. Through our storytelling approach, we give visibility and celebrate the lives of LGBTQ+ people in the great Bluegrass State.
Visibility alone is life-saving. Queer Kentucky actively works with organizations and businesses on their inclusivity efforts that enhance the well-being of their employees.

Queer Kentucky actively works with organizations and businesses on their inclusivity efforts that enhance the well-being of their employees.

Queer Kentucky’s founder and contractors are individuals who identify as queer or LGBTQ+, making them a minority-led organization serving similar minorities. 57% of the core team are Black and/or indigenous, reflecting diverse perspectives from our region and beyond.

The Inclusive Workplace workshop leaders self-identify as trans / nonbinary and have experienced firsthand the systemic oppression these workshops attempt to empathetically deconstruct. This layer of experience deepens the relevancy of each training and reflects our commitment to facilitate tangible change through storytelling.

Queer Kentucky is involved in the queer community most visibly through our online storytelling platform, which draws thousands of viewers per month and features over 20 LGBTQ+/BIPOC writers and storytellers. The interactions on the site by readers and writers alike orient the work toward those who are most silenced. By fostering this community through online and in-person activism, Queer Kentucky amplifies LGBTQ+ voices through various projects, from inception to continued support.

Queer Kentucky’s Louisville staff works from Louisville’s LGBTQ+ center and the co-working space Story Louisville, acknowledges that we are situated on the traditional land of the Adena, Cherokee (East), Hopewell, Myaamiai, Osage, Shawnee and Kaskaskia people. We respect their enduring presence and historical stewardship of these lands.