Education

Respect Your Elders: SAGE of the Bluegrass and Queer Senior Advocacy

by Lucia Burton What is the point of representation if some are left out of the narrative? What about those who came before us? This question is exactly what drives SAGE, an organization satisfying the need for services and community for LGBTQ+ older adults. With 30 smaller affiliates across the country, Kentucky is proudly home …

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The Paducah LGBT Welcome Center rebrands as ‘Heartland Equality’

As of May 8th 2020 The Paducah LGBT Welcome Center has rebranded to be Heartland Equality. This is done to better reach our clients in our entire service area, and to position ourselves to be able to handle the inflex of services, and programs that we currently offer, and new programs rolling out. Heartland equality …

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Louisville Pride Foundation and COVID-19: Building Community in the Midst of Crisis

by Lucia Burton To be queer means to be together. To hold each other’s struggles. To celebrate and reflect on the lived experience. How can an organization such as the Louisville Pride Foundation — one where community building is at its epicenter — create a collective when today’s physical interaction is exactly what is causing …

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Spalding University student joins Queer Kentucky as spring intern

Cassie Bilyeu What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?I’m a mostly probably binary trans woman. “Identify as…” is sometimes a troublesome term. There’s the feeling that one doesn’t identify as anything, rather, you simply are a thing. But it’s just semantics. What does the word Queer mean to you?It’s …

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OPINION: Using the outdated term ‘breeder’ isn’t cool, it makes you a jerk

by Vinny O’Hara Hey straight people (and some queer folx), stop using the term “Breeder” because you think it makes you look like an ally or “woke.” Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.  A couple of weeks ago, a well intentioned but misguided straight person pointed out a group of fellow heterosexuals to me and scoffed about …

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OPINION: COVID-19 Quarantine isn’t so simple living with an abuser

by Georgia Connally Editor’s note: This is an account of an actual experience. Names have been changed for confidentiality. Domestic violence also transcends gender and all people are vulnerable to it. A few years ago, I met a woman (we will call her Karen) who was trapped in an unhealthy marriage with her partner—we will …

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