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Entries by Spencer Jenkins

Covington’s Carnegie Theater Director offers passion and community through queer performances

In case you didn’t know, Covington is bursting with queerness. From their downtown rainbow crosswalks, ever-growing queer-owned businesses sprinkled on Main Street, and flamboyant theater productions, the Northern Kentucky city is an underrated queer-friendly mecca. No one knows this better than Carnegie Theater Director and queer culture leader, Tyler Gabbard. “People are friendly here,” the […]

Kentucky’s Regional LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce hires new executive director

Kentucky’s LGBTQ+ Regional Chamber of Commerce has hired a new executive director and will be hosting monthly events for small and large businesses, corporate suppliers, and entrepreneurs to enhance the LGBTQ+ business ecosystem.    The CIVITAS board of directors hired Bryce Cariel to lead the organization into financial and organizational sustainability in 2024. Born a […]

Groups, goo and La Grange: A Kentucky Sniffies Download

2023 was a mild-to-wild year for me.  If I summarized my experience with hook-up apps in 2023, spotify-wrapped-style, my top artists would be … well let’s not overshare TOO much, but my playtime would be uhm… several dozens of hours. Seeking out fixes and fucks in the digital space takes a lot of time and […]

Queer Kentucky Issue 04: Letter from the Editor

To Mary, Alli, Shaye, Kristen and Kami: I love you to the moon and back. When I came out as gay in my junior year at Eastern High School, I was very dramatic. Not only was I aggressively leaning into teenage angst by slamming doors and arguing about the color of the sky —  being […]

A letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Spencer Jenkins

photo by Urban Wyatt for the Jack Harlow Foundation My one wish is that the stories and creations between these pages offer us all hope that a life of queerness is a life worth living. Queer lives are precious and worth saving — I am speaking of my own, yours, and also of those that […]