Conversion Therapy

‘Conversion’ movie to feature many Kentuckians, including Dusty Ray Bottoms from RuPaul’s Drag Race

When Zach Meiners got a call from his mom about about a childhood friend who had just come out as gay, shock and surprise followed… only because he found out they were about to go see his former conversion therapist.   The upset increased as Zach realized even though ten years had passed since his …

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Bill to ban ‘conversion therapy’ progresses in state legislature

Standing on the steps of the Kentucky statehouse Tuesday, organizers of Ban Conversion Therapy Kentucky shared recent successes in the six-year battle to pass legislation to ban conversion therapy in the state. For the first time ever, a bill to protect LGBTQ+ youth from “conversion therapy” recently made it to the stage of being assigned …

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Advocates to fight anti-LGBTQ+ bills, support state-wide Fairness

The 2022 Kentucky General Assembly starts January 4 and a slew of anti-LGBTQ+ bills will create a challenging four months for the Fairness Campaign and other advocacy groups fighting racism, transphobia, and homophobia in the Bluegrass. For 30 years and counting, Fairness continues fostering progress. These achievements include 23 communities adopting fairness ordinances (protecting nearly …

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HalloQueen fest to feature Dusty Ray Bottoms, raise funds for local LGBTQ+ nonprofits

In just a few days, October 23 and 24, Drag Queen Story Time will present the third annual HalloQueen Fest in Louisville. This event is one of kind in that it welcomes people of all ages, supports local businesses and non-profits, and is the only LGBTQIA+ Halloween festival in Kentucky! This year it is being …

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Louisville Bans “Conversion Therapy” on LGBTQ Minors, Becomes 2nd KY City to Ban Practice

Kentucky’s largest city has become the second in the state to ban the discredited and deadly practice of anti-LGBTQ “conversion therapy” on minors by licensed therapists with a bi-partisan Louisville Metro Council vote of 24-1 tonight. Louisville joins twenty states, Washington, D.C., and more than seventy U.S. cities that have banned “conversion therapy” on minors, …

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Louisville Councilman Bill Hollander Introduces Ordinance to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’

Louisville could become the second Kentucky city to protect LGBTQ minors from the dangerous and deadly practice of “conversion therapy,” which seeks to change someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Councilman Bill Hollander filed the ordinance Monday with co-sponsors Councilwoman Jessica Green, Councilwoman Jessica Green, Councilwoman Nicole George, and Councilman Brandon Coan. The Louisville ordinance mirrors …

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