Education

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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Western Kentucky University makes strides in queer inclusivity

Western Kentucky University is striving to make its campus a welcoming place for all queer students, faculty, and alumni. In addition to raising their score on the Campus Pride Index – a national standard for LGBTQ+-inclusivity – the university is actively building its on-campus support for the queer community. Their effort is paying off: students …

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So you think you’re Two-Spirit? (You’re wrong)

Header Image Source: Matador Network Although I truly wish it came as a surprise, the trend of Non-Natives referring to themselves as Two-Spirit remains a festering sore on the underbelly of the queer community. We live in an era where it’s uncouth to police another queer person’s identity, to tell them that the way they …

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COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS: The Accessibility of Harm Reduction at VOAFIT

by Lucia Burton “We are living in a time of two intersecting global pandemics — HIV and COVID.” — Valerie Farsetti, VOAFIT Program Manager HIV/AIDS has deeply affected millions of people for decades. The stigmas associated with the disease have further marginalized communities, targeted education of sexual health, and created countless barriers to basic healthcare. …

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Amplify Louisville and Queer Kentucky Entrepreneur Series: Seun Erinle

“I want to tell you a love story. A story about a woman, her imagination, and her perseverance. The woman in this story is me, Seun Erinle.” (via LinkedIn) Seun Erinle is an innovator in the tech education and design space. As Founder and Lead Instructor at A.I.R. Labs, she helps the youth in our community cultivate their understanding …

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artThrust offers art, poetry workshops for LGBTQ+ youth and their parents

Louisville-based arts organization artThrust is offering virtual art and poetry workshops for parents and LGBTQ youth aged 13-18 beginning today, September 14, with participants welcome to join after the start date. Youth and their parents are not required to sign up together, and can participate individually. Presented as two concurrent programs, these eight-week workshops are …

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