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Pikeville man, Big Sandy Safe Zone advocate to be honored at Queer Kentucky Awards in June

Kyle May Kyle lived in a small eastern KY town that does not have a big acceptance to the LGTB community. Struggling himself with feeling comfortable in the community Kyle took it upon himself to create the Big Sandy Safe Zone. It started out as him as some member and now is compete with a full board and …

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Climate change is important topic for this Queer Kentuckian

Casey What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?I am a non-binary lesbian because I personally do not subscribe to a male or female identity but sexually identify as lesbian. What does the word Queer mean to you?It means taking a weapon (a harmful word) from my oppressor and making …

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Study up and Vote y’all: Queer Kentucky Nov. Election Picks

by Ben Giehart As I’m sure most Kentuckians are well aware, Kentucky is a red state. There are exceptions of course. As a whole, big cities like Louisville and Lexington are decently progressive – as one might expect. There are pockets of other cities and towns littered throughout the state that harbor modern civil rights …

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Knox County trans woman stays true to self despite opposition

Lu Fields, Barbourville What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything? I am a Proud Transgendered Woman from the small city called Barbourville in the County of Knox. What does the word Queer mean to you? Queer has many meanings to me as a Trans Woman who proudly fights for …

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