Queer Kentucky

Kentucky’s 15th Fairness Ordinance approved unanimously

BELLEVUE — With a unanimous vote of 6-0 tonight, the Northern Kentucky town of Bellevue, population 5,772, became the fifteenth city in the commonwealth with a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. Bellevue continues the record-breaking streak of cities passing Fairness Ordinances this year by becoming the fifth to extend …

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Daviess county commissioners say they’ll vote against fairness ordinance

by Thomas Wray, Illinois Eagle OWENSBORO — Officials in Daviess County, Ky. told a local newspaper that there weren’t the votes to pass a fairness ordinance. A fairness ordinance would add LGBTQ to the local non-discrimination laws. Fourteen cities in Kentucky have passed fairness ordinances in the past few years. One of the most recent …

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Rural Kentucky town’s Pride event in jeopardy

By Ben Gierhart SOMERSET — Some disturbing news has come to the attention of QueerKentucky. Kristina Brant, a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University and a doctoral fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, took to Twitter on Monday, November 11 to report that she believes …

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Anti-LGBTQ+ Bevin of Kentucky concedes to Andy Beshear

UPDATE: Matt Bevin used his right to a recanvasing that took place today, but in the end, the exiting governor said he couldn’t fight the numbers. “We’re going to have a change in the governorship based on the vote of the people,” Bevin said at a news conference. “I truly wish the attorney general well …

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