Queer Kentucky

Great Meadows Foundation uplifts Queer artists, curators alongside Queer Kentucky: Josh Porter

Visual artists are a vital part of Kentucky’s Queer community. Thanks to the Great Meadows Foundation, which was launched in 2016 by contemporary art collector and philanthropist Al Shands (1928-2021) in order to critically strengthen and support visual art in Kentucky, Queer Kentucky will be featuring interviews with a number of these artists. This exploration …

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Black, gay publication gives visibility to Louisville’s West End through authentic storytelling

“bell hooks was from Berea, I’m from Louisville. Let’s make it happen,” said Talesha Wilson of Black Gay Tymes, a Louisville-based Black archival research project. Working with several organizations, including the Black Leadership Action Coalition of Kentucky (BLACK) and Change Today, Change Tomorrow, Wilson is a full-time organizer who is dedicated to cultivating and maintaining …

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HEALTH EQUITY: Tegan and Sara Foundation, GLMA bring LGBTQ+ Healthcare Directory to Americans and Canadians

When we think about healthcare, we often think about the doctors and nurses that care for us in times of need. However, we rarely think about all the environmental components that go into acquiring and producing a genuine medical care experience. Does my doctor understand the importance of my pronouns? Can they prescribe hormone replacement …

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Bodies After Dark: a Black, queer variety show to enhance community within a safe space

Ready to see the most random, queer, gender roles fucking variety show you’ve ever experienced? Drag and boylesque artist Blaque Diamond, The Trans God, and founder of Love Thy Belly, LLC, Fairen Kia, joined forces to curate a safe space event for people to express themselves and learn what feels comfortable and free for them. …

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LEE Initiative Lunch Break: Catching Up with Mark David Corely from Carollton

“When I was growing up in Carollton, I used to daydream about gay bars in the big city and what it would be like to go there and dance to all the music I loved. In some ways, working at Big Bar is like living my wildest dreams.”  Carrollton is a small community nestled among …

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Discriminatory, dangerous LGBTQ+ legislation filed during Kentucky General Assembly

As state legislators around the country gather this month to create and pass policy, 2023 brings fresh attention to ongoing efforts impacting the LGBTQ+ community. The first part of the 2023 session of the Kentucky General Assembly convened on January 3 to swear in members, elect leadership, adopt procedural rules, and file bills.  It is …

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