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LGBTQ+ sports league thrives in Kentucky, growth surges through the South

It is no secret that a lot of LGBTQ+ folks aren’t hyped to play sports in “traditional” straight spaces. It’s also no secret that a lot of us have trauma revolving around sports! For example, I talked on our most recent podcast about how my relationship with baseball caused much trauma in my life. How …

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OnlyFans to ban sexually explicit content this fall, impacting Queer livelihoods

During the 2020 pandemic fall months, Queer Kentucky reported on how OnlyFans and other forms of sex work were saving the wallets of Queer people all over. Business was booming for some because people were home more…and looking at porn more. Sex work is still criminalized and people in the profession couldn’t receive unemployment. Now, …

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Drag Queen Sydni Hampton to host ‘Reely Queer’ movie night at Play Louisville

The Birdcage. An iconic Queer movie from the 90s. Probably one of the first LGBTQ+ related films I watched with my family and how I was introduced to feather boa draped drag queens and gender bending bears and otters. Little did I know the film foreshadowed my own life. Recently, I discussed the iconic Robin …

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Campy Country Queers: Juniper Moon Folk Arts magnifies Appalachian voices

We all know, at some point or another, what it is like to feel misunderstood. For those of us who stray from what is “normal,” names like “weirdo” and “freak” become a part of our subconscious identity, and most people use this as an opposing driving force on our confidence.  The things that make us, …

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Virgie native uplifts Kentucky and Tennessee LGBTQ+ voices through bar, advocacy

Wendy McCown-Williams Even though Wendy McCown-Williams is a politically-appointed member of the Putnam County Election Commission and a business owner, she weighs her business decisions out against how it could be viewed. For McCown-Williams, operating Cookeville’s only gay bar, Club Temptation, means being constantly aware that she owns a gay bar in a town of …

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Artist and activist Josh Miller creates wearable art, installation fashion

Queer Kentucky works to uplift the voices of LGBTQ+ Kentuckians, and part of that is shining a light on LGBTQ+ owned businesses and the amazing entrepreneurs behind them. Josh Miller is an artist+athlete creating Wearable Photos through his queer-owned small business Josh Miller Ventures. He is the co-founder and CEO of IDEAS xLab, and a …

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