Queer Kentucky

Sissy that Strut: Louisville’s multi-talented Queer, Bearykah Badu

I’m an acquired taste. If you don’t like me, acquire some taste.”   -Bearykah Badu, a non-binary Photographer, Drag Queen, Model, & Sex Worker. Where were you born and where do you consider home these days? I was born in Jeffersonville and raised in New Albany, Indiana, but home has always been Louisville. Even more …

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Kentucky Wesleyan College makes strides in safe spaces and diversity

Kentucky Wesleyan College is a private Methodist university located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The city has made recent headlines in the LGBTQ+ world over the past few years because it keeps failing to enact a fairness ordnance. They consistently also score very low on the Human Rights Campaign’s equality index. In 2017, they received 18 out …

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Lee Initiative Lunch Break: Grabbing coffee with Dee Thornton

If you’ve ventured down to Feast BBQ in the NuLu District of Louisville in recent years, you’ve almost certainly encountered Dee. Starting in a kitchen position in 2017, Dee now works up front, greeting and serving guests with a face full of freckles and the kind of warm demeanor you’d expect from a bbq restaurant …

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Obituary: Regional Trans rights activist, loved by many, Sarah McKinney

Sarah Janine, McKinney, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 5, 2022, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She was born on July 30, 1957, to the late Robert Gillenwater and Nora McKinney in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Sarah was an advocate and pillar of the Trans Community and kept many of the community organizations in Louisville, Kentucky communicating with …

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Grab your ticket to Pandora Productions: ‘A Very Sordid Wedding’ runs through May 22

Still Sordid After All These Years: A reflection on the show It’s 2015, and seventeen years later, the sordid saga continues with all the same crazy characters we love. After a chance meeting with a dangerous criminal, Brother Boy, who has added Loretta and Dolly to his repertoire, is forced out on the run. Ty …

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